McARTHUR, Ohio — The goal is to always be playing your best come tournament time.
The Meigs baseball team is doing just that as they defeated Tri Valley Conference Ohio Division hosts Vinton County 14-3, Thursday night in the regular season finale, to extend it’s winning streak to six games.
After a slow start to the game it was the Vikings (2-19, 1-9 TVC Ohio) that got on the board first scoring two runs in the bottom of the third inning. The Marauders (20-4, 7-3) countered in a big way scoring eight runs on eight hits in the top of the fourth inning, highlighted by a two-run triple by Charles Barrett.
Meigs added two more to its lead in the top of the sixth and held the 10-2 advantage. Vinton County manufactured a run in the home half of the sixth to cut the lead to seven. MHS scored four runs on four hits in the seventh and took the 14-3 victory.
Justin Myers earned the victory for Meigs after giving up three unearned runs on two hits and two walks. Myers pitched a complete game and struck out 10 batters.
The Vikings’ McManus was credited with the loss after giving up eight runs on 10 hits in 4.1 innings of work.
Meigs was led by Nathan Rothgeb, Treay McKinney, and Charles Barrett with three hits apiece, followed by Zach Sayre, Ty Phelps, and Matt Casci with two hits each. Taylor Rowe, Taylor Gilkey, and Justin Myers each finished with one on the night. All three of McKinney’s hits were doubles.
Sayre had four runs batted in to lead the Marauders, followed by McKinney with three. Rothgeb, McKinney, and Casci each scored three runs while Barrett finished with two.
Baker and Rose had the lone hits for VCHS.
The Marauders finish tied, with Alexander, for second in the TVC Ohio, with Athens winning the league.
Meigs has outscored opponents 88-14 over their last six games.
The Marauders return to action in the sectional final May 12th at 11 a.m. in Rocksprings when they host the winner of Wellston and Southeastern.