ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — The Meigs baseball team improved to 7-1 on the season with a 9-3 victory over Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division foe Nelsonville-York Monday night in Meigs County.
Meigs (7-1, 1-0 TVC Ohio) got on the scoreboard first with a lead off home run by Nathan Rothgeb in the bottom of the first inning. Nelsonville-York (1-3, 0-1) answered back with a run in the top of the second to tie it up at one apiece. The Marauders took advantage of a pair of walks in the third to regain the lead 2-1.
MHS again took advantage of free passes in the fourth as they scored five runs on three walks, one hit, one hit batter, and one error. The Marauders opened the bottom of the fifth with a triple by Ty Phelps but were unable to score and add to their 7-1 lead.
The Buckeyes pushed one run across in the top of the sixth but MHS answered with two runs in the bottom half. NYHS scored once in the final frame but Meigs emerged victorious 9-3.
Taylor Gilkey was the winning pitcher for MHS, after pitching seven innings and giving up three runs on three hits and a walk. Gilkey had the strikeout pitch working in this one as he struck out seven batters.
The Buckeyes’ Dean was credited with the loss after pitching 3.1 innings and giving up seven runs on two hits and six walks while striking out two.
Nathan Rothgeb paced the Meigs offense with two hits including a home run. Rothgeb scored four times in the game. Taylor Rowe and Ty Phelps each had a triple in the game while Treay McKinney and Taylor Gilkey each had singles.
Three Buckeyes had one hit apiece in the contest.
Meigs returns to action Wednesday when they host Belpre at 5 p.m.