ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — The Meigs baseball team scored five runs in the second inning Wednesday night during a 8-2 victory over Belpre in Meigs County.
The Marauders manufactured a run in the bottom of the first to take the early 1-0 lead. Meigs broke into the hit column in the second inning with six hits which led to five runs and expanded the MHS lead to 6-0.
It took Belpre until the fifth inning to get its first hit of the game. Meigs added one to their lead in the home half of the fifth and had the 7-0 advantage.
Belpre scored it’s first run in the sixth but the Marauders answered back with a run in the bottom of the sixth.The Golden Eagles pushed a run across in the seventh but could not get a rally going and Meigs emerged victorious 8-2.
Treay McKinney was the winning pitcher after throwing seven innings and giving up two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out seven.
The loss went to Belpre’s Johnson after pitching just 1.2 innings and giving up six runs on six hits and a walk.
Taylor Gilkey led the Marauders bats with three hits in the contest. Treay McKinney had two hits to go along with two stolen bases, while Nathan Rothgeb, Zach Sayre, TyPhelps, Charles Barrett, and Matt Casci each had one hit.
Three Golden Eagles had a hit in the contest.
Meigs returns to action Saturday against Ironton at 1 p.m. on the Campus of the University of Rio Grande.