ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — A back and forth game ends with Athens remaining unbeaten in the Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division as the Bulldogs defeat Meigs 6-5 Monday night in Meigs County.
The Bulldogs (14-3, 7-0 TVC Ohio) opened the scoring with two runs in the top of the second inning. Meigs (14-4 4-3) countered with three runs on the bases clearing double by Treay McKinney in the home half of the second and took the 3-2 lead.
Athens pushed across three runs in the top of the third, including a home run by Wood, and regained the lead 5-3. The Marauders tied the game at five apiece with two runs in the bottom of the fifth but left three runners on base. AHS manufactured a run in the top of the sixth and held on for the 6-5 victory.
Taylor Gilkey was credited with the loss after giving up six runs on six hits in seven innings of work. Gilkey struck out three AHS batters. Starin earned the victory in relief for the Bulldogs after pitching 2.2 scoreless innings.
Treay McKinney led the Marauders with two hits in the contest while Charles Barrett and Taylor Gilkey both had one hit. Gilkey and Nathan Rothgeb led the Marauders with two runs scored apiece. Rothgeb was hit by two pitches in the contest.
Wood led The Bulldogs with two hits including a home run in the third inning.
The loss snapped Meigs’ four game winning streak while Athens remains on a four game winning streak of its own.
Earlier this year, the Marauders fell to Athens 9-7 in a game played on April 5th in Athens County. Meigs falls to 1-1 in games decided by one run, and 3-2 in games decided by three or less runs this season.
Meigs return to action Wednesday at 5 p.m. when it travels to face Belpre.