GLOUSTER, Ohio — The Trimble baseball team had three straight hits in the bottom of the seventh inning Wednesday night to take the lead and the victory 7-6 over Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division foe Eastern in Athens County.
The Eagles (6-7, 4-4 TVC Hocking) took advantage of six hits in the top of the first to score four runs and take the early lead. The Tomcats (6-8, 6-4) countered with two runs in the bottom of the first and one run in the bottom of the third, to cut the lead to 4-3.
Eastern expanded its lead to 5-3 with a run in the fourth inning but Trimble tied the game with two runs in the bottom of the fifth. THS took the lead with a run in the bottom of the sixth but the Eagles answered with a run in the top of the seventh. Trimble had three straight hits to lead off the seventh which led to the winning run and a 7-6 victory for the Tomcats.
Tim Elam was credited with the loss for Eastern after giving up seven runs on 12 hits in seven innings of work. Elam walked three and struck out six. JD Chesser earned the victory after pitching the seventh inning.
Christan Amsbary, Max Carnahan, David Warner, Ethan Nottingham, and Jacob Brannon each finished with two hits for Eastern while Derick Powell and Brandon Coleman each had one hit. Amsbary led EHS with two runs scored.
Austin Downs led Trimble with three hits in the game including the game winning hit. Jacob Hooper scored the winning run.
Eastern falls to 3-3 in games decided by one run, including a win over Trimble on opening day in Tuppers Plains 2-1. The Tomcats have now won three straight games.
The Eagles return to action Friday when they host Federal Hocking for a TVC Hocking match up at 5 p.m. Eastern will conclude its first game with FHHS which was suspended due to darkness in the eighth inning with EHS ahead 2-1.