ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — The Meigs baseball team manufactured 11 runs despite having just five hits en route to defeating Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division foe Vinton County 11-6 Monday night in Meigs County.
Vinton County (1-12, 1-4 TVC Ohio) put a runner in scoring position but failed to score in the top of the first leaving the door open for the Marauders (12-3, 3-2). Meigs scored twice in the bottom of the second to take an early 2-0 lead.
VCHS countered with three runs in the top of the third but the Marauders had an answer, as they scored two in the bottom half to regain the lead. The Vikings tied the game at four apiece with a run in the top of the fourth frame.
The Marauders broke the tie with a four of runs in the home half of the fifth. The Vikings cut the lead to two with a pair runs in the top of the sixth but MHS scored three in the home half and led 11-6. VCHS had two runners in scoring position in the seventh but failed to bring them in and Meigs emerged victorious 11-6.
Ty Phelps earned the win for the Marauders after pitching five innings and giving up four runs on five hits and six walks. Phelps struck out six. Taylor Gilkey pitched the final two frames and gave up two runs on two hits while striking out three.VCHS’s T. Allen was credited with the loss.
Nathan Rothgeb, Treay McKinney, Taylor Rowe, Ty Phelps, and Matt Casci each had one hit for MHS while Rothgeb and McKinney each scored three runs.
Vinton County’s Betts led the way with a game-high three hits.
The Marauders return to action Thursday when they travel to Nelsonville to take on the Buckeyes at 5 p.m.