ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio —That’s saving your best for last.
The Meigs baseball team had just two hits prior to the seventh inning of Saturday’s season opener against visiting Eastern. The Marauders marked two runs in the seventh and took the 3-2 triumph over the Eagles.
Meigs (1-0) scored the game’s opening run when Cody Bartrum doubled home Chase Whitlatch. Eastern (0-1) answered in top of the second when Jesse Morris walked and later scored to tie the game at one. Jesse Morris scored again in the fourth inning to give the Green and Gold the 2-1 lead.
MHS senior Derik Hill opened the seventh inning with a single and later came home to score and tie the game at two. Trenton Cook reached on an error and then scored on a Michael Davis walkoff single, giving the Maroon and Gold the 3-2 victory.
Cameron Mattox earned the victory on the mound after surrendering two runs on four hits and two walks. Mattox struck out 10 Eagles.
Zack Scowden was the losing pitcher of record after giving up three runs on four hits and five walks, while striking out six.
Bartrum led Meigs with a double, while Davis, Hill and Whitlatch each added a single.
Jesse Morris, Matthew Durst, Brandon Coleman and Christian Speelman each had a single in the setback.
The second game of the scheduled twinbill was rained out after the first inning with MHS leading 4-1.