WELLSTON, Ohio — Revenge at its finest.
On April 11, the Wellston baseball team handed Meigs its first loss of the season, but the Maroon and Gold got their revenge Monday night as the Marauders earned a 9-2 victory in Jackson County, becoming the first Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division team to defeat WHS this season.
Meigs (8-4, 3-2 TVC Ohio) marked two runs in the first inning to take the early advantage, but Wellston (8-4, 4-1) cut the lead in half in the bottom of the first. The Marauders extended the lead with four runs in the fourth and three in the sixth frame. WHS marked a run in the seventh but failed to score again, as Meigs took the 9-2 victory.
Cameron Mattox earned the victory after throwing a complete game, in which he allowed just two runs on three hits and two walks. Mattox struck out three in the win. Noah Henry suffered the loss for WHS.
The Meigs offense was led by Luke Musser with three hits and two runs batted in, while Damon Jones and Bradley Helton each marked two hits and two runs scored. Ray Johnson, Michael Davis and Chase Whitlatch each had a hit in the game. Johnson, Jones, Davis, Cody Bartrum and Taylor Rowe each had one RBI, while Bartrum, Ty Phelps, Johnson, Whitlatch and Davis each scored once.
Tyler Walton, Caleb Stanley and Justin Rafferty each had a hit for Wellston, while Henry and Walton each drove in a run. Justin Rafferty and Jordan Arthur each scored a run in the game.