Note: This sports recap appears in the Wednesday, May 1 newspaper on Page B5.
OAK HILL — Game one against South Webster was a blow-out. Game two proved to be much closer, but the Oaks won that as well.
The team earned 15-4 and 2-1 league wins over South Webster on April 24 and 25. The baseball team improved to 10-8 overall and 7-5 in SOC II play.
(The team also played Wellston April 23 and was leading 8-7 when the game was halted mid-way through due to rain.)
In the first game against South Webster, Bayley Clutters threw a six-inning complete game. He gave up just two hits and two earned runs. Though he walked six batters, Clutters limited the damage by striking out a whopping 13 hitters.
Daniel Eggers and Hunter Lahrmer both hit home runs in the contest. Eggers added a single and a triple, coming just a double away from hitting for the cycle.
The team walloped 16 hits, seven of which were for extra bases. Landon Hines hit two doubles, scoring three runs and driving in one. Trent Scott added a double as part of a 2-for-4 game, driving in three runs and scoring once.
Landon Hines was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate, with three runs scored and an RBI.
Other hits came from Zack Detty and Justin Doss.
It took extra innings for the Oaks to win the rematch a day later, 2-1.
The game went an incredible 13 innings, with Hunter Lahrmer pitching the first 11. He gave up just one earned run and struck out 12 batters, walking one.
Landon Hines pitched the final two scoreless innings and earned the win.
Oak Hill had scored a run in the third inning thanks to an RBI double from Eggers. South Webster tied it up in the fifth inning, and the game remained scoreless until the 13th.
Oak Hill broke through, with Eggers walking to open the inning, advancing to third on a fly-out from Clutters and eventually scoring on Scott’s walk-off single.
Eggers, Hines and Scott each recorded a pair of hits in the game. Detty doubled in five at-bats.