HARTFORD, W.Va. — That was quick.
The Wahama softball team needed only three innings to secure its first league win of the season Wednesday night during a 13-0 decision over visiting South Gallia in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Mason County.
The Lady Falcons (4-1, 1-0 TVC Hocking) sent 11 and 10 batters to the plate, respectively, during their two innings at bat, and the hosts also allowed only one Lady Rebel to reach base in the process.
WHS plated seven runs on four hits, two South Gallia errors and a walk in the first frame, then followed with six scores on four hits and an error in the bottom of the second.
The Lady Rebels (0-2, 0-2) — who struck out in eight of their 10 plate appearances — went down in order in the third, wrapping up the mercy-rule decision.
Wahama scored six times before the first out of the first inning, then added a two-out run on a passed ball for a 7-0 edge. WHS scored three more times in the second before an out was recorded, then plated three more scores with two outs in the frame.
Caitlyn VanScoy led the SGHS second inning off with a walk and advanced to second on a groundout, but the guests were never closer as far as an offensive threat.
The Lady Falcons outhit South Gallia by a 7-0 overall margin and committed none of the three errors in the contest. WHS left two runners on base and the Lady Rebels stranded one on the bags.
Cynthia Hendrick was the winning pitcher of record after allowing no hits and a walk over three innings of work while striking out eight. VanScoy suffered the loss after surrendering 13 runs (10 earned), seven hits and a walk over two innings while fanning one.
Rachel Roque paced the Lady Falcons with two hits, followed by Grace Haddox, Morgan Harrison, Baylee Hoffman, Taylor McGrew and Faith Stewart also added a safety apiece.
Roque, Harrison, Stewart and Emily VanMatre also scored two runs each for the victors.
Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.