Marauders slip past Philo, 3-2


By Alex Hawley - ahawley@civitasmedia.com



ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — A great way to cap off the opening week of the season.

The Meigs baseball team grabbed its fourth win of 2017, on Saturday afternoon at on the campus of MHS, as the Maroon and Gold claimed 3-2 walk-off victory over non-conference guest Philo.

The Marauders (4-1) took a 1-0 lead in the home half of the opening inning as Christian Mattox singled home Tyler Williams. MHS extended its lead to 2-0 in the bottom of the fifth when Mattox drove in Zach Helton.

The Electrics (1-3) — who were held to just two hits over the first five innings — tallied four hits in the sixth inning alone, leading to two runs, which tied the game.

Meigs put two runners in scoring position in the bottom of the sixth, but couldn’t push the go-ahead run across.

The Marauders came through in the bottom of the seventh, as freshman Briar Wolfe singled home Luke Musser to give MHS the 3-2 walk-off win.

Williams was the winning pitcher of record for the Marauders, walking two and striking out one in one scoreless inning of relief. Wolfe was the MHS starter and he allowed two earned runs on six hits and three walks, while striking out three batters in six inning of work.

Berlin Danner suffered the loss for PHS, allowing one earned run on four hits and a walk, in 1.1 innings of relief. Philo starter Jacob Mohler pitched five innings and allowed two earned runs on six hits and four walks. Mohler struck out two batters, while Danner struck out one.

Musser led the Maroon and Gold at the plate with three hits in four at-bats with one run scored. Helton was 2-for-2 with a run scored, while Mattox went 2-for-3 with two runs batted in. Wolfe, Williams and Wesley Smith each tallied one hit for the Marauders, with Williams scoring once and Wolfe adding an RBI.

Austin Niceswanger led the Electrics at the plate, going 2-for-2 with an RBI. Kolt Moore singled once and drove in a run, Danner and Nathan Baker both singled once and scored once, while Hunter Hague added a single to the PHS cause.

The Marauders are scheduled to return home on Wednesday, to host Athens.

Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.

By Alex Hawley

ahawley@civitasmedia.com