HARTFORD, W.Va. — It took just three innings for the Wahama softball team to defeat the Lady Rebels 10-0 Monday night in Mason County during a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking division match up.
The Lady Falcons (12-7, 10-0 TVC Hocking) got on the board first scoring three times off of five hits in the first inning, including a two-run home run by Mariah VanMatre. Wahama added five runs in the second and led South Gallia (2-8, 2-6) 8-0 after two innings.
The Lady Rebels advanced a runner to second in the third inning but failed to score. Wahama scored twice in the bottom of the third and enforced the mercy rule. Wahama won 10-0 and remains undefeated in league.
Ashley Templeton pitched for the Lady Falcons and earned the win. She allowed just two base runners, one via hit and one via base on balls, while striking out seven of the 10 batters she faced.
Meghan Caldwell was credited with the loss after pitching three innings, in which she gave up 10 runs on nine hits and three walks.
VanMatre led the Lady Falcons with two hits, a home run and a triple, while Kelsey Billups and Chelsea Stewart also had two hits in the contest. Bailey Hicks, Ashley Templeton and Darian Weaver each had one hit in the contest.
Ellie Bostic had the only hit for South Gallia and it was a bunt single, that came with one out in the third frame.
The Lady Falcons return to action Wednesday when they host Southern at 5 p.m. in Hartford.
South Gallia also returns to action Wednesday a 5 p.m. for a match up against Waterford in Mercerville.