GLOUSTER, Ohio — The rubber match goes the way of the Tomcats.
The Eastern and Trimble baseball teams split the regular season series and met in the sectional final on Tuesday. The Tomcats stepped up to the occasion and took the 6-0 victory and the sectional title.
Trimble scored four runs in the bottom of the first on three hits, a walk and an Eastern (9-11) error, jumping out to the early lead. The Eagles loaded the bases in the top of the third but THS escaped unscathed. A pair of EHS errors in the bottom of the fifth led to Trimble expanding the lead to 6-0. The Eagles were held hitless over the final two frames and Trimble took the six-run victory.
Andrew Losey earned the win after allowing just three hits and three walks, while striking out eight in seven shutout innings. Cameron Richmond suffered the loss for EHS after allowing four unearned runs on four hits and two walks, while striking out two in four innings. Zack Scowden pitched the final two frames and allowed two unearned runs on one hit and one walk, while striking out two.
Richmond, Brandon Coleman and Jesse Morris each had a hit for the Eagles in the loss.
Konner Standley led THS with three hits, while Losey and Brammer each scored twice and had a hit.
Trimble also defeated Eastern on April 16 in Glouster by a 9-2 count, while the Eagles were victorious by a 4-3 mark when these teams faced off in Tupper Plains on May 7.