Wave loses tough one to New Hope

Staff Writer

West Point got an early lead but couldn’t hold on late, losing another tough game to perennial high school baseball power New Hope Monday.

The homesteading Green Wave fell 6-3 to the Trojans, giving up two runs late to seal the deal, despite good pitching and outhitting the visitors 6-4.

New Hope scored one in the top of the first but the Wave responded with two in the bottom half. New Hope scored what ultimately would be the winners with three in the third . The Wave crept within one at 4-3 with one run in the bottom of the fourth. The Trojans scored two in the sixth close it out.

It was the second time in a week the Wave lost a tough game to New Hope. The Trojans won 10-6 at their place last Wednesday.

Seth Edwards had two of the Wave’s six hits. He also scored a run. Roe Ketchum, B.R. Watson, Baker Watson and Xavier Moody had the other four hits. Ketchum also had two RBI.

In addition to cooling off the Wave bats, New Hope gave up only one walk while fanning eight.

Chambless started on the mound for West Point and went three innings, giving up five runs on two hits and one walk. Another round of Wave errors, which hurt in last week’s loss, didn’t help his cause. The team made four for the game.

Goreee went the next three, giving up two runs on two hits with two walks and two strike outs.

Seth Edwards pitched the seventh, allowing no hits while walking two.