NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Offense in abundance.
A total of 29 runs were scored Thursday night as the Meigs baseball team defeated Nelsonville-York by a 17-12 count in Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division action.
Meigs (13-5, 7-2 TVC Ohio) scored three runs in the top of the first inning to jump out to the early lead but the Buckeyes (3-11, 2-7) countered with a run in the first and one in the second. Meigs broke the game open with seven runs in the third and four in the fourth.
Nelsonville-York rallied to cut the lead to 14-10 after five innings of play. The Marauders added some cushion with three runs in the seventh to extend the margin to seven runs. NYHS scored twice in the bottom of the seventh but MHS claimed the 17-12 triumph.
Luke Musser earned the victory for the Marauders after allowing 10 runs, six earned, on 11 hits, while striking out eight in five innings. Cameron Mattox struck out one in two innings of relief work, while allowing two runs on three hits and a walk.
The Marauder offense was led by Ty Phelps and Bradley Helton with three hits each, while Damon Jones, Taylor Rowe and Michael Davis each added two hits. Musser and Ray Johnson each added one hit, while Helton had a team-high four runs batted in. Jones and Rowe each drove in two runs, Phelps brought home one, while Rowe and Cody Bartrum both scored three times. Mattox, Musser, Davis and Johnson each scored twice, while Phelps, Helton and Jones all crossed the plate once.
Meigs also defeated the Buckeyes on April 24 by a 12-1 count in Meigs County. The Marauders have now won seven of their last eight games. 17 runs is the most scored by MHS this season, while the 12 runs allowed is second worst on the campaign.