Blue Lions hand WHS JV baseball 2nd SCOL loss

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WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE — The Wilmington High School reserve baseball team was defeated by Washington 8-3 Monday afternoon in South Central Ohio League action.

Brett Bell and Ben McAllister pitched for the Hurricane. They gave up just four hits but 15 Blue Lions reached base via walks, hit by pitch or fielding errors, WHS coach Dustin James said.

“Their top three hitters did a great job of being patient at the plate and not chasing a lot of pitches. They were able to reach base 10 times on 11 plate appearances while earning one hit,” James said. “We committed four errors that extended innings, but they were able to reach base and were able to score five runs on two big hits by their number four hitter. Errors have continued to plague us this season and when you compound that with 11 free passes, the game is not likely going to end in your favor.”

Wilmington drops to 7-6 overall and 6-2 in the SCOL.n the season and were dealt their second SCOL loss of the season. Wilmington dropped to 6-2 in the SCOL.

For the ‘Cane, freshman DJ Ames led the way, batting lead-off and going 1-2, while walking twice and stealing two bases. A trio of triples by Kyler Reed, Brett Bell, and Zach Eden helped the Hurricane get back in the game, but it was not enough to overcome an early deficit. Sophomore Zach Eden was 2-4 on the day, with one run and one triple.

Other Hurricane players to reach base included Grant Mayer (1-3), McAllister (1-3), Reed (1-3 BB), and Alex Meyer (0-3, BB).

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