WELLSTON, Ohio — A tough start led to a bad finish for the Meigs softball team Monday night following a 5-2 setback to host Wellston in a Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division matchup in Jackson County.
The Lady Marauders (7-4, 3-2 TVC Ohio) found themselves down 2-0 after an inning of play and trailing 5-0 through two complete, but the guests didn’t give up another score the rest of the way. MHS plated a run in the third to close to within 5-1 and added another run in the seventh, but ultimately never came closer than the final three-run outcome.
The Lady Rockets (10-4, 5-0) also claimed a season sweep of the series after posting a 12-2 win in Rocksprings back on April 11.
WHS outhit the guests by a 7-5 overall margin and committed the only error of the game. Chelsea McManaway went the distance for the winning decision after allowing just one walk over seven innings while striking out 13. Meigs pitching fanned seven and also issued nine walks in the setback.
Devyn Oliver and Katie Gilkey each had two hits for the Lady Marauders, followed by Bre Colburn with one safety. Oliver drove in both RBIs for MHS, while Gilkey and Ariel Ellis scored a run apiece.
Scott, Johnston and Hanes paced Wellston with two safeties apiece, followed by Compston with one hit.