ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — It’s hard to tell which was better on Friday night, Meigs’ offense or its defense.
The Meigs softball team allowed just two hits to Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division guest Nelsonville-York, on Friday night at Dreams Field, as the Lady Marauders rolled to a 10-0 victory in five innings.
Meigs (14-2, 8-1 TVC Ohio) took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, as Devyn Oliver scored on a single by Alliyah Pullins, who then scored on a Katie Gilkey double.
MHS junior Morgan Lodwick led off the bottom of the second inning with a solo home run, making the lead 3-0. With one out in the second, Bre Colburn double home Oliver and Kamryn Diddle, extending the advantage to 5-0. With two outs in the third, Colburn scored on a double by Pullins, who scored on a single by Gilkey. Gilkey was driven in by Danielle Morris and Meigs’ lead was 8-0 at the conclusion of the second.
After a scoreless third frame, Meigs added two runs in the fourth, as Pullins scored on a single by Peyton Rowe, who then scored on a Maddison Woodyard ground-out.
With one out in the top of the fifth inning, an extended lightning delay caused the teams to call the game final, with Meigs winning 10-0.
Woodyard was the winning pitcher of record, allowing one hit and one walk in three innings, while striking out four. Pullins allowed one hit in one inning of relief work, while Lodwick walked one batter in .1 innings. Alisa Kelley suffered the pitching loss for NYHS.
Pullins was 3-for-3 with two doubles, three runs scored and two RBI to lead the Lady Marauder offense, followed by Oliver, who was 3-for-3 with two runs scored. Gilkey was 2-for-3 with one double, one run scored and two RBI, Morris was 2-for-3 with one RBI, while Lodwick hit a home run, scored once and drove in one run.
Colburn singled once, scored once and drove in two runs for the hosts, Rowe singled once, scored once and drove in one run, while Diddle scored once and Woodyard had one RBI.
Lenna Frazier tripled once to lead NYHS, while Camrin Dupler added a single.
This completes the season sweep for the Maroon and Gold, as Meigs claimed a 21-0 decision on April 6, in Nelsonville.
Meigs — which has now won seven straight games — will return to the diamond on Monday, as the Lady Marauders look to sweep River Valley.
Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.