ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — The best part is the middle.
The Meigs baseball team scored nine runs in the third inning of the Marauders’ five-inning 11-1 Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division victory over Vinton County, Monday night in Meigs County.
The Marauders (12-4, 6-2 TVC Ohio) scored a run in the bottom of the second, breaking the scoreless tie, but Vinton County (2-17, 0-8) answered with a run in the top of the third to even the game at one. All nine MHS batters scored in the third in as the Maroon and Gold pulled away from the Vikings. Taylor Rowe singled home Michael Davis in the bottom of the fifth and Meigs took the 11-1 mercy rule victory.
Rowe earned the win for the Maroon and Gold after allowing just one run on four hits in five innings, while striking out five. McFerren suffered the loss for Vinton County.
Rowe, Bradley Helton, Damon Jones and Christian Romine each had two hits for the Marauders, while Trenton Cook, Derik Hill and Luke Musser each added one. Hill scored twice, while Cook, Rowe, Helton, Jones, Romine, Musser, Davis, Cameron Mattox and Chase Whitlatch each scored once. Musser, Hill, Helton and Cook each had two runs batted in, while Whitlatch, Rowe and Romine each added one.
The Marauders also defeated VCHS by a 10-0 count on April 10, in McArthur.