MAN, W.Va. — No offense in the opener.
The Wahama baseball team was held to just three hits on Monday night, as the White Falcons fell to host Man by a 4-0 count in the opening game of a three-game series to decide the Class A, Region IV champion.
The Hillbillies (20-8) — who’ve now won 10 games in a row, with four consecutive shut outs — took a 1-0 lead with a Casey Hurley RBI single in the bottom of the first inning on Monday.
The hosts added their other three runs with a two-out, bases-clearing double from Brady Hall-Montgomery in the bottom of the third.
The White Falcons (11-12) made it to base on the game’s only error in the first inning, but didn’t record their first hit until the fourth, when Aaron Henry and Ethan Gray hit back-to-back singles.
Henry had the guests’ other hit as well, a two-out double in the top of the sixth.
Ryan Cozart was the winning pitcher of record in a complete game for Man, striking out eight batters.
Zachary Fields took the loss in a complete game for the Red and White, striking out one and walking two.
Hurley and Josh Lambert both singled twice and scored once for the hosts. Hall-Montgomery doubled once, while Caleb Blevins and Preston Blankenship both singled once each, with Blevins scoring a run.
The White Falcons will now have to win back-to-back games, starting with a home game on Tuesday.
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