MERCERVILLE, Ohio — Talk about a mismatch.
The Wahama baseball team claimed a 17-1 victory over Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division host South Gallia, on Thursday night in Gallia County.
The White Falcons (10-1, 9-0 TVC Hocking) scored four runs on three hits in the opening inning and added one more run in the second inning.
Wahama broke the game open with a nine-run third inning, that came on the strength of six hits and two SGHS (0-7, 0-7) errors.
The guests plated one run in the fourth inning and two runs in the fifth, making the lead 17-0. The Rebels scored their lone run of the game in the bottom of the fifth, and Wahama claimed the 17-1 win.
Jared Oliver earned the pitching victory for the White Falcons, striking out three, while surrendering two hits in two innings of work. Jared Nutter pitched two perfect innings of relief and he struck out five. Ryan Thomas finished the game on the mound for Wahama, and he gave up one unearned run on one hit, while striking out two.
Cory Bryan suffered the loss for the hosts, allowing 17 runs on 14 hits and eight free passes. Bryan struck out two batters in five innings of work.
Tyler Grimm led the WHS offense with one double, one single and one RBI in three at-bats, while Colton Arrington was 2-for-3 with two singles, two runs scored and two RBI. Oliver marked two singles and one run scored, Philip Hoffman and Mason Hicks both doubled once, scored twice and drove in four runs, while Ricky Kearns, Dalton Kearns and Ian Hook each singled once and scored twice.
Antonio Serevicz and David Hendrick both singled once and scored once for the victors, Nyles Riggs added one single to the cause, while Cass Kimes scored once.
Johnny Sheets led the Rebel offense with two singles and one run scored, while Bryan added one single for the hosts.
South Gallia had three errors and two runners left on base, while Wahama had one error and six runners stranded.
The White Falcons also defeated SGHS on March 28, in Mason by a 24-0 count.
Wahama will visit Miller on TVC Hocking play on Monday, while the Rebels are set to travel to Eastern on Monday.
Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.