McDERMOTT — A six-run second inning helped propel the Wheelersburg Pirates to a victory over Northwest in Southern Ohio Conference Division II play.
The 8-0 victory keeps the Pirates squarely alive in the SOC II race and improves their overall mark to 15-3 (11-1 SOC).
Case Dyer led the Pirates’ offensive performance with a perfect 3-of-3 day at the plate and a game-high three RBI.
Connor Estep drove in two RBI on 1-of-3 hitting and scoring a run. From the leadoff position, senior Eric Green scored two runs and went 3-of-4 as part of ‘Burg’s 12-total hits.
Creed Warren went 2-of-3 with a run scored, while Hunter Thomas went 2-of-2 with two runs scored, an RBI, and a walk drawn.
Hunter Thomas earned the win on the mound, pitching three full innings and allowing just one hit and two walks while striking out five.
Estep took over in relief in the fourth and pitched two complete innings without allowing a hit.
Northwest’s only hit was a Kaleb Seals single to left field in the home half of the third inning.
The contest was called during the sixth inning due to weather and would not have been completed on Wednesday due to time.
Wheelersburg is set to host Minford on Friday with the winner set to take an out-right lead in the league race as the postseason approaches.
Wheelersubrg: 1 6 0 0 1 0 — 8 12 0
Northwest: 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 1 3
W: Thomas (W), L: Akimoto (NW)
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