ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — The Marauders starting pitcher Ty Phelps allowed just two hits over seven innings as they defeated the River Valley baseball team 10-3 Tuesday night in Meigs County.
After holding the Raiders hit less in the top of the first Meigs (8-1) broke through in the bottom half of the inning after two consecutive walks Zach Sayre hit a two-RBI double. MHS added two more runs in the first and led 4-0 after the first frame.
River Valley answered back in the top of the second with two runs on two hits. The Marauders extended their lead back to four after scoring once in the bottom of the second and once in the bottom of the third. RVHS managed to bring a run across in the the top of the fourth to cut the MHS lead to 6-3.
Meigs manufactured two runs in the bottom of the fourth despite not getting a hit. River Valley advanced a runner to third base in the top of the fifth but Meigs got out of the inning unscathed thanks to a timely double-play.
The Marauders three hits in the bottom of the fifth led to two runs and a 10-3 MHS lead.Ty Phelps struck out four batters over the final two innings as Meigs went on to claim the 10-3 victory.
Phelps pitched seven innings and allowed three runs on just two hits and five walks. Phelps struck out 11 batters in the game. After the second inning RVHS did not record a hit while Phelps struck out seven and walked three in that time period.
Austin Davies was credited with the loss for the Raiders after pitching six innings and giving up 10 runs on six hits and five walks. Davies struck out five batters.
The Marauder hitting was paced by Zach Sayre who had two hits, both doubles, and two runs batted in. Nathan Rothgeb, Ty Phelps, Taylor Gilkey, and Matt Casci each had one hit for MHS. Rothgeb, Sayre, Phelps and Treay McKinney each scored two runs in the contest.
Zach Crow and Dan Goodrich each had a hit for River Valley while Timmy Kemper scored two runs in the contest.
The Marauders return to action Friday at 1 p.m. against Ironton on the campus of Rio Grande. River Valley host Fairland Friday at 5 p.m. in an Ohio Valley Conference match up.