ROCKSPRING, Ohio — On the day before Easter it was the Mustangs that put all its eggs in one basket.
The Westfall baseball team took a 17-10 victory in Saturday’s opening game in Meigs County, but the Mustangs were shutout the Marauders in the second game and Meigs earned the split.
In the first game, Westfall marked two runs in the top of the first but Meigs answered with seven runs in the bottom of the second. the Mustangs rallied back with two runs in the third and five in the fourth to take the lead. MHS trimmed the deficit to one with a run in the bottom of the fourth but WHS marked two in the top of the fifth.
Westfall marked five runs in the sixth and one in the seventh, while Meigs had one in the sixth and the Mustangs claimed the 17-10 triumph.
Luke Musser suffered the loss after allowing nine runs on 11 hits in four innings. Kaileb Sheets threw two innings and allowed seven runs on seven hits, while Cody Bartrum allowed one run on one hit in one inning. Musser struck out one and walked one, Sheets struck out two and walked two, while Bartrum walked one.
Luke Musser, Cody Bartrum and Chase Whitlatch each marked two hits to lead MHS, followed by Damon Jones, Ty Phelps, Taylor Rowe and Michael Davis with one hit each. Bartrum and Rowe each drove in two runs, while Jones and Musser each had an RBI. Whitlatch and Davis both scored twice, while Bartrum, Phelps, Musser, Jones, Trenton Cook and Bradley Helton each scored once. Phelps, Helton and Davis each stole one base.
Meigs marked two runs in the first inning, and one in second to jump out to the early lead. The Maroon and Gold scored three runs in the third and three more in the fourth, while bringing one run home in the fifth inning to seal the mercy rule win.
Ty Phelps earned the victory after allowing just two hits in a complete game effort. Phelps struck out eight and walked four.
Helton, Phelps, Rowe and Davis each had two hits, while Cook, Musser and Whitlatch each marked one. Cook had a game-high three RBIs, Musser added two, while Bartrum and Phelps each drove home one run. Bartrum, Phelps and Davis each had two runs scored, while Jones, Helton, Rowe and Whitlatch each scored once.
The triumph in the second game snapped a three-game skid by MHS. Meigs is now 5-2 in non-conference games this season.