ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — Now that’s a convincing win.
The Meigs softball team allowed only three hits on Tuesday night, as the Lady Marauders rolled to an 11-1 victory in six innings over non-conference guest Jackson, at Dreams Field.
Jackson scored its only run of the game in the top of the first inning as Lauren Parks drew a base on balls then scored on a single by Amelia Davis.
The Lady Marauders (3-0) were held scoreless in the opening inning, but took the lead in the bottom of the second when Peyton Rowe doubled home Sadie Fox, and then scored on a ground out by Danielle Morris.
Meigs broke the game wide open in the bottom of the third frame, scoring six runs on five hits and three JHS errors. Fox highlighted the third inning with a two-run triple, that came with no outs.
After a scoreless fourth frame, MHS freshman Taylor Swartz drove in Morgan Lodwick and Lexi King in the bottom of the fifth inning, making the Lady Marauder lead 10-1.
A walk, a hit batter and a single loaded the bases in the bottom of the sixth inning for Meigs, and Morris delivered with a RBI basehit to seal the 11-1 mercy rule victory.
Lady Marauders junior Maddison Woodyard earned the victory in the circle, allowing one earned run on three hits and two walks, while striking out nine in six innings.
Jackson’s Sydney Humphreys was the losing pitcher of record, allowing 10 runs on seven hits and two walks in five innings of work.
Lodwick led the Lady Marauder offense, going 2-for-3 with two singles, one run scored and one RBI, while Rowe was 2-for-4 with one double, one single and one run scored.
Fox tripled once, scored twice and drove in two runs, Swartz added one double, one run scored and three runs batted in, while Morris had one single, one run scored and two RBI. Alliyah Pullins singled once and scored twice, Devyn Oliver singled once and scored once, Katie Gilkey was responsible for one run scored and one RBI, while King scored once in the win.
Davis was 3-for-3 with three singles and one RBI to lead the Ironladies, while Parks scored once and stole one base.
The Red and White committed six errors in the setback, while Meigs played without a defensive mishap.
MHS will look to sweep Jackson on May 2, in the Apple City.
The Maroon and Gold begin Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division play next, as the Lady Marauders visit Vinton County on Thursday.
Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.