Bryce Hall was the victorious pitcher for the Pirates, throwing five innings and striking out seven batters. Nick Kemper earned the save in one inning of work.
The Pirates took the lead in the first inning with four runs and ended the game via mercy rule with a five run performance in the bottom of the sixth. The Pirates had 14 hits in the win.
Andrew Elliott led the offense on Friday, batting 4-for-5 with four RBI. Dakota Luster contributed a 3-for-3 night with three RBI and Brandon Hall and Drew Parsley each had two RBI as well.
The Pirates will play the winner of the Valley-Westfall game in the Division III Regional Semifinal on May 27 at Ohio University.
Wellston 002 003 — 5 6 1
Wheelersburg 420 315 — 15 14 1
WP: Bryce Hall LP: Michael Grey Sv: Nick Kemper
Wellston — Wilket 1-3 2 RBI
Wheelersburg — O'Leary 2-4, Elliott 4-5, Luster 3-3, Parsley 2-3.
Record — Wheelersburg 28-1
Trimble 8, Green 3
The Green Bobcats appeared to peak when it mattered most. The team began tournament play with a barely above .500 a 11-10 but rattled off back to back wins to advance to the district final.
The Bobcats met their match in the final however, falling to Trimble on Friday at Rio Grande.
Green had just three hits in the final contest. Billy Moore was 1-for-4 with an RBI, Jayson Meenach was 1-for-2 and Caleb Lewis was 1-for-3 with an RBI in the loss.
The Bobcats will graduate five seniors from their 13-11 (9-3 SOC I) team — Moore, Meenach, Lewis, Nate Pinkerton and Brad Sanders.
"They built a great foundation for this team," Green coach Danny McDavid said. "Nobody around the area talked much about this team but we were one of the last 32 teams playing in our division."
Trimble 062 000 0 — 8 8 1
Green 003 000 0 — 3 3 1
WP: Jewell LP: McCloud
Green — Moore 1-4 2B RBI, Meenach 1-2, C. Lewis 1-3 RBI
Record — Green 13-11 (9-3)