ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — No upset here.
The Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division leading Meigs baseball team claimed a 11-0 five-inning, mercy rule victory over guest Nelsonville-York — which currently sits in last in the seven-team league — on Friday night in Meigs County.
The Marauders (15-2, 8-1 TVC Ohio) scored twice in the bottom of the first inning, and then they broke the game open with six runs on four hits and two walks, in the bottom of the second. MHS scored twice in the third inning, but was held scoreless in the fourth frame.
The final eight Buckeyes (4-10, 0-9) were retired in order, capping off the 11-0 MHS victory.
Meigs junior Cody Bartrum earned the pitching victory for the Maroon and Gold, allowing two hits and one walk, in four shutout innings. Bartrum struck out four batters in the win. Marauders junior Chase Whitlatch pitched a perfect final frame in relief, and he struck out two of the three batters he faced.
Hunter Dobbs suffered the loss on the mound for NYHS, allowing 11 runs on 11 hits and three walks. Dobbs fanned two batters in a complete game effort.
Bartrum also led Meigs at the plate, going 2-for-2 with one double, one single, one run scored and four RBI. Christian Mattox singled twice, scored three runs and drove in one, Kaileb Sheets singled twice, scored twice and drove in one run, Zach Helton marked one double and three RBI, while Alec Bissell doubled once and scored once. Layne Acree marked one hit, one run scored and two RBI for the hosts, while Whitlatch and T.J. Williams both singled once and scored once.
Reece Robson and Garrett Maiden each singled once for the Orange and Brown.
Meigs left four runners on base in the win, while NYHS stranded two runners. Neither team committed an error in the game.
The Maroon and Gold also defeated Nelsonville-York on April 6, by a 6-2 count in Athens County.
The Marauders are scheduled to visit Warren for a non-conference twinbill on Saturday, and then MHS will resume league play on Monday, at River Valley.
Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.