OAK HILL – The hits came few and far between for the Oak Hill Oaks and the Waverly Tigers Wednesday afternoon in a Southern Ohio Conference Division II baseball contest.

In the end, it was the visiting Tigers who pushed two runs across the plate to win 2-0. It was a quality start for both pitchers. Oak Hill’s Rylan Sams went the distance and only allowed two hits while striking out eight batters. Waverly started Legend Clifford went the distance as well, holding the Oaks to to just two hits for the game.

Waverly scored both of its runs in the second inning. Sams started the inning well, getting Clifford to ground out to shortstop. He then ran into trouble from there as Alex Boles walked and moved to second base on a wild pitch.

The rally continued when Peyton Harris drew a walk and Boles came in to the score when Ben Nichlos hit a 3-2 pitch toward the right side. Oak Hill’s first baseman Aiden Hall made a solid defensive stop to keep the ball from rolling into right field. He tried to throw him out at second base, but the toss was too late.

Then Harris scored when Creed Smith grounded out to third base via a fielder’s choice play.

Oak Hill had an opportunity in the fourth inning but could not capitalize. Nate Clutters beat out an infield single to start the inning. He then stole second base to get into scoring position, but Clifford settled down and retired the next three batters to end the inning.

Waverly began the fourth inning as Clifford helped his own cause with a single. He was thrown out at second and Sams went on to retire the side.

Both pitchers held their opponents at bay the rest of the way, as Waverly held on for the win.

The Oaks will not return to action until Tuesday when they host South Webster in a SOC Division II contest. It will be senior day for the Oaks. They will close out the season with two non-conference home contests with South Gallia and Wellston.

Oak Hill as well as the other area teams will find out who they will face in the post-season with the drawing scheduled for Sunday.