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Derrick Webb

Derrick is SOSA's chief content coordinator and has worked for the Chillicothe Gazette, the Portsmouth Daily Times and Eleven Warriors. He's a 13-time award-winning journalist, a self-proclaimed baseball purist, a suffering Bengals fan and has never met a stranger.

LEGION BASEBALL: Waverly 142 sweeps doubleheader, Portsmouth 23 drops twin bill

Waverly Post 142's baseball program swept a doubleheader with Hillsboro Saturday while Portsmouth 23 fell to South Charleston.

SOSA Staff Report

WAVERLY — If you’re keeping track at home, Waverly Post 142 has now won six straight ballgames.

The Shockers (14-6) swept a doubleheader with Hillsboro 129 Saturday afternoon, taking two ballgames by scores of 4-2 and 7-0.

In the first game, Derek Eblin continued a strong summer with a five-inning outing on the hill. Eblin gave up just two hits and struck out five without allowing an earned run.

At the plate, Eblin was 2-for-3 with an RBI while Parker Clemmons also went 2-for-3 alongside a run scored. Scott Lightle also chipped in, finishing 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

In the second contest, Cade Powell threw six innings of four-hit, no-run baseball. He struck out eight and didn’t issue a single walk.

Eblin, again, led the Shockers’ offense, going 3-for-4 with a double, two runs and two RBIs. Kannon Pack finished 1-for-4 with a run and two RBIs, Tucker Tackett was 1-for-2 with a double, two runs and an RBI, and Ian Gillen went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

Portsmouth 23 drops two games in South Charleston

PORTSMOUTH — While the Shockers found success, Portsmouth Post 23 didn’t have the same luck in a twin bill against South Charleston 20 and South Charleston 94.

Portsmouth (6-10) fell by scores of 6-2 and 7-4.

In the first game, a four-run against Post 20, Bailey Rowe suffered the pitching loss in five innings of work while allowing five runs on seven hits and striking out a batter.

At the dish, Brayden Davis was 1-for-2 with an RBI while Breckon Williams, Reece Whitley and Dakota Dodds also scratched out base hits.

In the second contest, a three-run loss to Post 94, Whitley took the loss on the mound in four innings of work while Davis led the offense, going 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.

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