ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — The Lady Tigers led off the game with a hit, unfortunately for the guests, it was their only hit of the night.
The Marietta softball team went 0-for-16 in the remainder of its at-bats, as host Meigs claimed the non-conference victory by an 11-0 final in five innings, at Dreams Field on Tuesday.
Meigs (4-1) crossed home plate six times in the opening inning, and extended its lead to 9-0 with three more runs in the bottom of the second. The Lady Marauders scored twice in the third inning, were held off the board in the fourth, but still claimed the 11-0 mercy rule victory.
Maddison Woodyard was the winning pitcher of record for the hosts, allowing one hit and one walk in three shut out innings. Alliyah Pullins pitched the final two frames for Meigs without allowing a base runner. Pullins struck out four batters, while Woodyard fanned three.
Jillian Middleton suffered the loss in the circle for Marietta, allowing 11 runs, eight earned, on nine hits and four walks. Middleton struck out three batters in three innings of work. Kaylee Hamrick tossed the final frame for the guests and allowed one hit.
The Maroon and Gold were led offensively by Taylor Swartz, who was 3-for-3 with three runs scored. Peyton Rowe was 2-for-2 with two runs scored and two runs batted in, Devyn Oliver went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, while Morgan Lodwick doubled once, scored once and drove in two runs.
Danielle Morris and Bre Colburn both singled once in the victory, with Morris scoring once and driving in one run. Pullins and Breanna Zirkle both scored once and drove in a run for the Maroon and Gold.
Betsy Wuston was 1-for-3 with a leadoff single as the Lady Tigers’ lone hit.
Marietta committed four errors in the game, while Meigs played without an error.
After hosting Athens on Wednesday, Meigs is scheduled to return to the diamond on Friday, when Nelsonville-York visits Rocksprings.
Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.