BELPRE, Ohio — Forget the umbrellas. The Marauders only needed their bats.
The Meigs baseball team pounded out 13 hits and a pair of three-run homers Wednesday night during a rain-soaked 14-3 triumph over host Belpre in a non-conference matchup in Washington County.
The Marauders (15-4) never trailed in the contest, as the visitors stormed out to a 3-0 advantage through two complete after Charles Barrett blasted the first three-run shot of the day.
MHS followed with an offensive barrage in the third, as the Maroon and Gold sent a dozen batter to the plate — which resulted in seven runs on six hits, two walks and one BHS error. The Marauders, at that point, were firmly in control with a 10-0 cushion through two and a half frames. Zach Sayre also had a three-run shot during that run.
Belpre answered with two runs in the third to pull within eight, but Meigs scored four insurance runs in the top half of the fourth for a 14-2 advantage. BHS added the final run of the game in the bottom of the fourth, wrapping up the 11-run decision.
Ty Phelps was the winning pitcher of record after allowing two earned runs, three hits and five walks over five innings while striking out five. Ryan Epperly took the loss for the Golden Eagles, surrendering seven runs, six hits and a walk over two-plus innings of work.
Phelps led Meigs with three hits and three runs scored, while Sayre, Justin Myers and Taylor Gilkey each added two safeties to the winning cause. Barrett, Nathan Rothgeb and Treay McKinney also had a hit apiece for the guests. Barrett and Sayre both drove in three RBIs, and Barrett also scored three times in the triumph.
Wes Hatfield paced Belpre with two hits, scored once and drove in an RBI. Both teams had three errors in the contest.