AMANDA, Ohio — A slow start ultimately led to a tough finish for the Meigs baseball team Saturday afternoon during a 6-5 setback to host Amanda Clearcreek in a non-conference matchup in Fairfield County.
The Marauders (13-7) trailed 4-0 after one inning and were down 6-1 through two complete, but the guests plated three runs in the fourth to close to within 6-4 after four full frames. MHS also managed a run with two outs in the top of the seventh, but the Aces got a groundout two pitches later to hold on for the one-run decision.
Amanda Clearcreek outhits Meigs by a 10-4 overall margin and committed three errors in the contest, compared to just one by the guests. ACHS stranded eight runners on base while the Marauders left five on the bags.
Cameron Mattox suffered the loss after surrendering six runs, seven hits and two walks over three innings while fanning two. Marshall was the winning pitcher after allowing just one walk over seven frames while striking out six.
Ty Phelps, Damon Jones, Trenton Cook and Luke Musser each had one hit in the setback. Phelps and Musser scored two runs apiece, while Jones and Cook each drove in an RBI.
Templeton and Blackburn paced the Aces with two hits apiece, with Templeton providing the go-ahead runs with a three-run homer in the bottom of the first. Conrad scored twice for the victors.
The second game of a supposed doubleheader was washed out with inclement weather, making this the regular season finale for MHS. The Marauders have dropped three of their last four headed into tournament play.