Prep baseball roundup: ’Cats halt skid

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.

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.