Tigers claw past Meigs, 6-0

By Alex Hawley - ahawley@civitasmedia.com

ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — It was just one of those days.

The Meigs baseball team was held to four hits on Tuesday night, as non-conference guest Marietta claimed a 6-0 victory over the Marauders.

The Tigers scored their first run in top of the second frame, when Matthew Early singled and then scored on a passed ball later in the frame. The Marauders (5-2) — who had won three straight decisions headed into Tuesday — got out of a bases loaded jam in the inning to keep it a one-run game.

Marietta broke the game open in the fifth inning, combining four hits and three walks for five runs.

Meigs had a pair of two-hit innings — the fourth and fifth frames — but a Marauder never reached third base, as Marietta claimed the 6-0 win.

Trent Dawson was the winning pitcher of record for the Tigers, striking out eight and walking one, while allowing two hits in four shut out innings. Danny Hiser tossed two innings in relief for Marietta, allowing two hits and striking out two batters. Brandon Schamp pitched the final frame for the victors, striking out one batter and walking one.

Wesley Smith suffered the loss on the mound for Meigs, giving up six runs, five earned, on six hits and seven walks in 4.2 innings. Tyler Williams pitched the final 2.2 innings for the hosts, allowing three hits and two walks, while striking out one.

Smith, Zach Helton, Christian Mattox and Cole Arnott each singled once for the Marauder offense.

Early, Will Eschbaugh and Brandon Neville each had two hits for the Tigers, with Early scoring twice, and both Eschbaugh and Neville scoring once. Isaac Danford doubled once and scored once for the victors, Dawson and Turner Hill both singled once, while Boyd Bingler scored once.

Meigs committed three errors in the game, while the Tigers had one defensive mishap.

Meigs resumes Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division play on Wednesday against Athens, and will be back in action on Friday, when Nelsonville-York comes to Rocksprings.

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

By Alex Hawley