Chieftains scalp Eastern, 11-0

By Bryan Walters -

TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — It wasn’t exactly what the Eagles had in mind when they added this game.

As a quick addition to the regular season schedule, the Eastern baseball team ran into a buzz saw Tuesday night following an 11-0 loss to visiting Logan in a five-inning non-conference matchup in Meigs County.

The host Eagles (13-6) managed only two hits in the entire contest as the Chieftains (12-6) scored at least one run in four of their five innings at the plate — all while producing a dozen hits in the mercy-rule outcome.

Cymon Rooker drove in the eventual game-winning run in the top of the first with a double that plated Joe Duffy, the first of four runs in the opening frame.

LHS added another run in the third and two more in the fourth for a 7-0 edge, then the Purple and White closed things out with a four-run fifth en route to an 11-run cushion headed into the home half of the fifth.

Logan outhit the hosts by a 12-2 overall margin and also committed only two of the 10 errors in the contest.

Jakob Kline was the winning pitcher of record after allowing only two hits and two walks over five innings while striking out six. John Little took the loss after surrendering five runs over three-plus innings of work on the mound.

Austin Coleman had both hits for EHS, which consisted of a pair of singles.

Rooker paced Logan with three hits and added two RBIs, followed by Kline and Hunter Krannitz with two hits apiece — with Kline also driving in a trio of runs.

Duffy, Dylan Loftis, Trey Slack and Dylan Mellinger also had a hit apiece for the victors.

Eastern returns to action Wednesday when it hosts Parkersburg South in a non-conference contest at 5 p.m.

Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.

By Bryan Walters