TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — There’s nothing like ending the season with a win.
The Eastern baseball team wrapped up its 2014 campaign Wednesday night with a 3-2 victory over Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division guest Waterford.
The visiting Wildcats (11-11, 6-8, TVC Hocking) took the early advantage, scoring once in the top of the first, but Eastern (10-11, 8-8) answered when Matthew Durst brought home Tyler Barber in the bottom of the second. The Eagles took the lead in the bottom of the fifth frame when Christian Speelman drove home Tyler Morris.
The Eagles added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth, when Durst brought home Jesse Morris. Waterford scored once in the top of the seventh but failed to complete the comeback and Eastern took the 3-2 triumph.
Brandon Coleman earned the win for the Green and Gold, pitching seven innings and allowing two runs, on five hits and a walk, while striking out two. Burns suffered the loss for Waterford.
The Eastern offense was led by Matthew Durst with two hits and two runs batted in, followed by Jesse Morris and Cameron Richmond with two hits each. Tyler Barber, Brandon Coleman and Tyler Morris each had one hit, while Christian Speelman added an RBI. Barber, Jesse Morris and Tyler Morris each scored in the game, while Jesse Morris had a stolen base.
The season series is split as the Wildcats earned a 4-3 victory over Eastern on April 9, in Washington County. Eastern which won just one of its first seven games to begin the season, won 7-of-9 to end the year.