WILLIAMSTOWN, W.Va. — Eight of nine starters in the Wahama lineup had at least one hit as the White Falcons cruised to a 19-3 win at Williamstown Wednesday afternoon. The game was halted after six innings due to the ’10-run rule’.
No. 3 Wahama pounded out 20 hits against No. 8 Williamstown. They became the first Class A team to reach the 21-win mark.
“We have guys that can hit the ball really well,” said Wahama head coach Billy Zuspan. “It is always good to see your team hitting well on May 1st.”
Wahama scored six runs in the first inning. A Cooper Peters grand slam capped the frame. Williamstown cut the deficit in half with a three-run second inning to pull within 6-3. Brady Ankrom’s two-run single got the Yellow Jackets on the board.
Wahama would score in three of the next four innings and they blew the game open with an eight-run sixth inning. Tanner Smith and Ethan Barnitz each had four-hit games for Wahama.
The White Falcons and the Yellow Jackets are the top two seeds in the upcoming Class A, Region 4, Section 1 tournament and they could very well meet again next week. “I expect to see them again,” Zuspan said. “They are well-coached. Coach Smith does a super job with them and they are always a high quality team.”
Wahama (21-4) has made a steady climb in the MetroNews power rankings and they have won 13 of their last 14 games.
“I think we are as good as any team in the state,” Zuspan said. “If the bats are on and we have the pitching and defense, I think we can go as deep as we want to.”
Williamstown (17-8) will begin play in the Little Kanawha Conference Tournament Thursday afternoon in Glenville.