RACINE, Ohio — Champion.
The Eastern softball team earn a share of the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division title with a 11-1 victory over rival Southern Wednesday night at Star Mill Park.
Eastern (19-5, 15-1 TVC Hocking) scored three runs in the top of the first highlighted by two extra-base hits. The Lady Eagles added three runs in the second and led 6-0. Southern (13-8, 10-6) manufactured one run in the second and cut the lead to 6-1.
EHS pushed a run across in the fourth, followed by four in the fifth, highlighted by a home run by Tori Goble. Southern failed to answer and the Lady Eagles took the 11-1 victory.
Grace Edwards earned the victory after giving up just one run on two hits and two runs. Edwards struck out six batters in five innings.
Jordan Huddleston was credited with the loss after giving up 11 runs on 10 hits and five walks in five innings of work. Huddleston struck out six Lady Eagles.
EHS was led by Tori Goble with three hits, two doubles and a home run, two runs scored and a game-high six RBI. Jordan Parker, Kiki Osborne, Amber Moodispaugh, Grace Edwards, Brenna Holter, Brooke Johnson, and Hayley Gillian each finished with one hit for Eastern. Johnson led EHS with three runs scored.
Kyrie Swann and Maggie Cummins had the lone hits for the Lady Tornadoes while Cummins scored the only run.
The Lady Eagles will share the title with Wahama, which was also 15-1 in league. Southern finished third in the TVC Hocking.
Both teams will return to action in the sectional tournament Saturday at 11 a.m. Eastern will host Symmes Valley and Southern will host South Gallia.