WILMINGTON — In a five-inning South Central Ohio League whipping, Wilmington defeated McClain 22-1 in baseball action at the WHS diamond.
The Hurricane is 6-3 overall and 5-1 in league play.
“We hit the ball well,” WHS coach Dustin James said. “They threw Easter against us in the first game as well. We had some success against him (bef0re) and right now we are hitting with confidence.”
Drew Carey led the Hurricane with three hits and a game-high four runs batted in.
Ryan Hottinger picked up the win, striking out five over three innings. He did not allow a hit, walked two and hit a Tiger batter.
“Hottinger threw well,” James said. “He still has room for improvement on his location and consistency. We are very pleased in his outings thus far.”
Wilmington has 10 games over the next 13 days. WHS hosts Washington Tuesday, then plays at Hillsboro Wednesday and at Miami Trace Friday.
“We need solid pitching, great defense and timely hitting,” said James.
Alex Meyer had two hits, including a double, was hit by a pitch, scored twice and drove in two runs. Stephen Krause had three hits, with a double and triple, scored two runs and knocked in three.
Chris Wolary had a hit and scored a run. Brett Bell had three hits and drove in one teammate. Kyler Reed scored three times, drove in a run and had a single.