From staff reports
SOUTH GALLIA - Waterford had its hitting clothes on Friday as it blanked host South Gallia, 10-0, in a Tri-Valley Conference-Hocking Division baseball game.
With the triumph, the Wildcats (7-10 overall) snapped a nine-game losing streak.
"Finally," said Waterford skipper Chad Augenstein
Brent Ginther and Mitch Ginther each had three singles and combined to drive in four runs.
Isaac Huffman, Cody Paxton, Cam Bosner, and Devyn Farley added two hits apiece for the winners.
Waterford 10, South Gallia 0
Waterford 021 024 1 - 10 18 0
South Gallia 000 000 0 - 0 4 3
WP: Montana Brooker IP7, BB7, SO5
LP: Hutchinson IP4.1, BB3, SO1
Mills 2.2, IP BB2, SO1
Waterford (7-10) hitting: Isaac Huffman 2-5, 2RBIs; Brent Ginther 3-5, 2 runs, 4SB, 1RBI; Cody Paxton 2-4, 2runs, RBI; Mitch Ginther 3-4, 3RBIs; Cam Bosner 2-3, 3RBIs; Devyn Farley 2-4, 2runs, stolen base
South Gallia hitting: Spurlock 2-3
Next game: Sciotoville at Waterford at 11 a.m. Saturday.
New Philadelphia 2, MHS 0
New Philadelphia 001 001 0 - 2 4 1
MHS 000 000 0 - 0 5 1
WP: Kinsey IP7, BB1, SO6
LP: Adam McKnight IP7, BB2, SO5
NP (12-8, 8-4) hitting: Chance Steele 1-3, double, RBI; Murray 1-1, double; Seth Hoprich 2-3, 2 doubles, 2RBIs
MHS (11-11, 5-6) hitting Austin Hefter 1-2, double; McKnight 2-3
Next game: MHS at Meigs at 5:30 p.m. Monday (sectional opener)
Montana Brooker was the winning pitcher, fanning five and walking six.
Waterford is scheduled to host Sciotoville in a sectional opener at 11 a.m. Saturday. Farley is expected to get the nod on the hill.
New Philadelphia 2, Marietta 0
Hard-luck righty Adam McKnight suffered another mound setback as Marietta dropped a 2-0 decision to visiting New Philadelphia in an East Central Ohio League baseball game at Legion Field Friday.
McKnight pitched the seven-inning distance, striking out five and walking two. The Tiger senior allowed only four hits, but all of them were doubles.
Seth Hoprich stroked two two-basehits and drove in two runs for the Quakers, who improved their record to 12-8 overall and 8-4 in the ECOL.
Jim Thrash-coached Marietta now owns an 11-11 overall mark, and is 5-6 in the ECOL.
MHS is slated to play Meigs in a sectional opener at 5:30 p.m. Monday.