Tomcats clip Lady White Falcons

By Paul Boggs -

GLOUSTER, Ohio — Finally, the Wahama High School softball squad got its mandatory makeup bout at Trimble in on Monday.

Unfortunately for the Lady White Falcons, they couldn’t complete a comeback.

Trailing 6-2 in the top of the sixth inning, Wahama was unable to cross the tying run in its final two at-bats, and thus lost 6-5 in the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division finale at Glouster Memorial Park.

The White Falcons’ focus this week is on their West Virginia Class A, Region 4 championship game on Thursday at Williamstown, but Wahama — like all TVC-Hocking schools — must play all of its league contests.

Eastern already won the outright TVC-Hocking title, with Trimble tying Belpre for second-place in the division at 12-4.

The Tomcats raised their overall record to 15-6, while Wahama ended its TVC-Hocking tally at 10-6 — part of now 18-9.

The White Falcons drew first blood by leading 2-0 after their initial at-bat, but Trimble took the lead with one run in the first inning and five more in the second.

Wahama scored three times in the sixth for the 6-5 deficit, but Trimble pitcher Nikki Kish kept the White Falcons off the board the rest of the way.

The Tomcats scored half of their runs with walks or a hit batsmen with the bases loaded.

Taya Lackey and Alyssa Turley tallied RBI-singles for Trimble, while Sydney Hardy had a sacrifice fly.

Kish pitched a complete game for the winners, walking one while striking out five.

She also chipped in a basehit.

Rachel Roque went a perfect 4-of-4 for Wahama.

The White Falcons, which played Point Pleasant on Tuesday evening in an added non-league tilt, face host Williamstown on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106

By Paul Boggs