Playing a doubleheader didn't faze Wheelersburg on Saturday.
The Pirates came away with two five-inning wins at Zane Trace, beating Portsmouth 14-2 in the second game and the host Pioneers 12-2 in the opener.
Long ball was the name of the game for Wheelersburg in the first game as the team hit four home runs in the contest, two by Aaron Hopper. Hopper scored three times and drove in four runs. Dustin Cook had a homer as did Kyle Blevings. Jordan Russell reaped the benefits, getting the win while striking out six.
In the second game, the Pirates scored six runs in the fifth inning to put away Zane Trace. Cook got the win and drove in two runs. Zach Brown went 3-for-3, scoring three runs and Bryan White and Wes Lyon had two RBI apiece.
Wheelersburg is still unbeaten at 8-0.
"I was pleased with both pitching performances," Wheelersburg coach Michael Estep said. "In the innings we played, both kept low pitch count. Our defense played pretty solid behind them as well. The other thing was when we got base runners, we relaxed and hit well with runners in scoring position."
The results of the Portsmouth-Zane Trace game were not reported.
Wheelersburg 323 24 - 14 11 0
Zane Trace 000 11 - 2 3 0
WP: Jordan Russell 6k. LP: Heskett.
Wheelersburg - Aaron Hopper 3-4 2 HR, 3R, 4 RBI; Bryan White 1-3 2B; Dustin Cook 2-3 HR, 2R, 2 RBI; Kyle Blevings 3-4 HR, 2B, 2R, 2 RBI; Andrew Elliott 1-1 2B.
Zane Trace - Robert 1-2 2B.
Wheelersburg 040 26 - 12 9 0
Portsmouth 002 00 - 2 4 1
WP: Dustin Cook 5k. LP: Scott.
Wheelersburg - Wes Lyon 1-3 2R, 2 RBI; Adam Wamsley 2-4 R; Aaron Hopper 1-2 2B, RBI; Bryan White 1-2 R, 2 RBI; Dustin Cook 1-4 2 RBI; Zach Brown 3-3 2B, 3R, RBI.
Portsmouth - John Harcha 1-3 2B.
Record - Wheelersburg 8-0 (3-0).
Minford 5, Eastern Pike 3
Minford 26, Eastern Pike 1
Shaun Cook struck out five and drove in two runs in the first game and Aaron Oesch stuck out nine and went 3-for-3 in the second game as Minford got a sweep of Eastern Pike on Saturday.
The Falcons scored 14 runs in the first inning and three runs in each of the other four innings to get the blowout win. Jared Farmer went 3-for-3 with four runs scored in the second game.
Minford plays West on Monday.
Eastern Pike 010 002 0 - 3 4 3
Minford 010 130 x - 5 7 2
WP: Cook 5ks. LP: Swiget
Eastern Pike - Osborne 2-3.
Minford - Cook 2-3, 2 RBI, Farmer 1-3, 2B, 3 RBI
Eastern Pike 100 00 - 1 1 6
Minford (14)33 33 - 26 16 0
WP: Oesch 9ks. LP: Brown
Minford - Farmer 3-3 3B, 4R; Oesch 3-3, Bryan 3-3, 3B, 2B.
Record - Minford 10-1.
Jackson 4, Waverly 0
Waverly 10, Jackson 6
Waverly turned it around after getting shutout in the first game to get a split with Jackson. Ryan Robertson went 2-for-3 with three RBI and Trevor Walls hit a home run and plated two runs for the Tigers in the second game.
"In the first game, (the Jackson pitcher) Tyrus kept off balance. In the second game, we got a nice outing from Adam Bushatz," Waverly coach Jeff Noble said. "He kept us in the game and battled for six innings. Ryan Tackett did a nice job of getting the save."
Jackson 013 000 0 - 4 5 1
Waverly 000 000 0 - 0 3 1
WP: Tyrus Coyan. LP: Ryan Robertson.
Jackson - Smith 1-3 2B; Chris Comer 1-3 3B.
Waverly - Kyle Tackett, Josh Lansing, Luke Teeters, 1B each.
Jackson 121 200 0 - 6 8 2
Waverly 113 401 x - 10 9 3
WP: Adam Bushatz. LP: Mazzy.
Jackson - Smith 2-4; Ferris 2-4.
Waverly - Lansing 2-4; Jonathon Teeters 1-3 2B; Ryan Robertson 2-3 3 RBI; Trevor Walls 2-4 HR, 2 RBI.
Record - Waverly 5-3 (3-1).
Piketon 8, West 7
Piketon scored the winning run on an error in the bottom of the seventh and Jon Irvin had a home run in Piketon's home win on Saturday. Todd Smith drove in two runs and Cody Smith plated three runs in the win.
"It was a good game. We executed in the last inning, and that is what it takes to win," Piketon coach Nathan Childers said. "Jon Irvin kept us in the ball game. We hope the wins will come."
West 030 110 2 - 7 6 3
Piketon 030 300 2 - 8 10 3
WP: Hussong. LP: Murphy
West - J. Allen 1-4 2B, 2 RBI; Murphy 2-4.
Piketon - Jon Irvin 3-3 HR, RBI; Todd Smith 1-2 2RBI; Justin Hussong 1-2 2B; Cody Smith 2-4 2B, 3 RBI (WR).
Record - Piketon 2-7 (0-4 SVC).
at Lancaster Tournament
Wheelersburg 6, Kenton Ridge 5
Wheelersburg 5, Pickerington Central 1
The Lady Pirates used a Brooke Baker double in the bottom of the seventh inning to take a last at-bat win against Kenton Ridge in Lancaster on Saturday and then plated five runs in the first inning of the second game to beat Pickerington Central.
In the first game, Baker's hit scored Kelly Chaffin and Kelsey Jenkins for the winning runs. Baker went 2-for-4. Chelsea Chaffin, who got the win, went 3-for-3 with three RBI.
Against Pickerington Central, Baker led the charge in the circle, striking out seven. Lainee Clay hit a home run, as did Baker, and Jessica Blanton went 3-for-3 in the win.
"It was good to play some Division I and II teams," Wheelersburg coach Gary Bailey said. "We played well and hit the ball well. We put a lot of things together in the two games."
Kenton Ridge 012 020 0 - 5 5 1
Wheelersburg 300 001 2 - 6 10 3
WP: Chelsea Chaffin 8k. LP: Legge.
Wheelersburg - Clay 1-4 R; Clevenger 3-4 R; Baker 2-4 2B, 2 RBI; Chelsea Chaffin 3-3 2B, 3 RBI, R; Bailey 1-2.
Pickerington Central 000 001 0 - 1 3 0
Wheelersburg 500 000 x - 5 9 0
WP: Baker 7k. LP: Martin.
Wheelersburg - Clay 1-2 HR, RBI; Blanton 3-3 2B; Baker 1-3 HR, R, 3 RBI; Bailey 1-3 RBI; Staker 1-2.
Record - Wheelersburg 9-2.
Piketon 4, Waverly 2
Waverly 2, Piketon 0
Piketon scored all for its runs in the last three innings to get the first-game win and Waverly shutout the Lady Streaks in the second game to get the split. Caitlin Shilling struck out a combined 13 batters in the two games and Chelsea Osborne had a double in the second game.
Waverly 101 000 0 - 2 6 2
Piketon 000 112 x - 4 4 1
WP: Chester. LP: Caitlin Shilling 7k.
Waverly - Brooke Hoskins 1-4 2B; Chelsea Osborne 1-3 R; Caitlin Shilling 1-3 2B; Jordan Clark 1-3; Mariel Frost 1-3; Sarah Sears 1-3.
Piketon - Zimmerman 1-3 R; Chester 1-3 3B; Harris 1-3; Smalley 1-2.
Waverly 010 010 0 - 2 4 0
Piketon 000 000 0 - 0 3 0
WP: Caitlin Shilling 6k. LP: Zimmerman.
Waverly - Hoskins 1-4 R; Osborne 1-3 2B; Shilling 1-2 2B, R; Clark 1-3.
Piketon - Zimmerman 1-3 3B; Chester 1-2; Vance 1-3.
Record - Waverly 5-2 (2-1).
South Webster 7, Rock Hill 6
South Webster 4, Rock Hill 3
Hanna Giles and Kendra Clark teamed up to give the Lady Jeeps a sweep of Rock Hill.
Despite each team committing six errors in the first game, South Webster scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh to erase a 6-1 deficit and get the win. Clark went 2-for-4 with a triple in the game.
April Deems went 3-for-3 in the second game as South Webster improved to 3-5 on the season.
"The girls put the bat on ball well," South Webster coach Rick Stringer said. "We're starting to play good defense, and we are doing a good job of hitting the ball."
Rock Hill 110 031 0 - 6 5 6
South Webster 000 001 6 - 7 6 6
WP: Hanna Giles 3k. LP: Deantremont.
Rock Hill - Deantremont 2-4 3B; Duncan 2-4 2B.
South Webster - Kendra Clark 2-4 3B; Brianna Rawlins 2-3.
Rock Hill 100 002 0 - 3 7
South Webster 101 020 x - 4 6
WP: Kendra Clark 6k. LP: Deantremont.
Rock Hill - Lang 2-3 2B; Deantremont 2-3.
South Webster - Hanna Montgomery 2-4 2B; April Deems 3-3 3B, 2B; Kendra Clark 1-3 2B.
Record - South Webster 3-5.