CHILLICOTHE — Keeping alive its bid for a South Central Ohio League championship, the Wilmington High School baseball team dispatched Chillicothe 9-2 Thursday night in an SCOL road game.
The Hurricane is 13-7 overall and 12-1 in the league. Clinton-Massie also has one league loss. The two teams will meet 4 p.m. Sunday at Paul Schwamberger Field to decide the league champion.
Wilmington will play a doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday at home against Winton Woods. Military veterans are being honored before the game and are being offered a free lunch in between games.
Brady McCune had his second five-hit game of the season, collecting five singles off the Cavaliers pitching staff.
“Infield hits, ground balls … his last time up he blooped one over the infield,” WHS head coach Rick Kneisel said. “He’s just finding the right places right now.”
McCune scored three times and drove in a run for the Hurricane.
Chris Wolary got Wilmington off on the right foot Thursday with a two-run double over the leftfielder’s head in the first inning. He finished with three RBI. Wolary was intentionally walked twice.
Marlyn Frisco had three hits, scored a run and stole three bases. Stephen Krause had a hit and drove in a run as did Chad Davis.
Jordan Ianson, despite walking seven, picked up the win on the mound. He took a no-hitter into the fifth inning. He struck out three and gave up three hits.
McCune finished the game, pitching the final inning. He walked the first two batters and eventually CHS loaded the bases with one out. But a line drive to Krause at short stop started a “6-unassisted” double play to end the game and give the Hurricane the victory.