WELLSTON, Ohio — The Meigs baseball team defeated Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division host Wellston Thursday night in Jackson County.
Wellston (3-9, 0-4 TVC Ohio) got on the board first with two runs off of three hits and two walks in the first inning. The Golden Rockets added another run in the bottom of the third and led 3-0.
The Marauders (11-3, 2-2) broke through in the fourth taking advantage of two hits, three walks, two errors and a hit batter. The Golden Rockets were sat down in order in the home half of the fourth, while Meigs added two runs on three hits in the fifth, to expand its lead to 7-3.
WHS scored one run in the bottom of the fifth but the Marauders answered back with two runs on four straight singles in the top of the sixth. Wellston took advantage of four consecutive MHS errors in the bottom of the sixth to score two runs, and cut the Meigs lead to 9-6 headed into the final frame.
The Marauders added five insurance runs in the top of the seventh and expanded their lead to 14-6. Wellston brought one run in but failed to overtake the Marauders. Meigs emerged victorious and got back to .500 in the TVC Ohio.
Treay McKinney earned the win after giving up seven runs, six earned, on eight hits and six walks in seven innings of work. McKinney struck out five batters.
Joey Young was credited with the loss for Wellston after pitching five innings, in which he gave up nine runs, seven earned, on seven hits and three walks. Michael Grey pitched the final two innings and gave up five runs on five hits and three walks. Young and Grey each struck out two batters.
Zach Sayre led Meigs with four hits in the contest followed by Justin Myers with three hits. Taylor Rowe and Charles Barrett each had two hits while Treay McKinney finished with one hit. Nathan Rothgeb was hit with three pitches in the game and he made the opposition pay, as he stole a game-high three bases. Myers led Meigs with four runs scored while Sayre and Barrett led the RBI department with three each.
This is the seventh time Meigs has scored 10 or more runs this season. Wellston has dropped nine straight games.
Michael Downer led Wellston with four hits in the contest.
Meigs returns to action Monday when they host TVC Ohio opponent Vinton County at 5 p.m. in Roocksprings.