ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — The Lady Marauders handed Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division leading Athens its first league loss of the season Monday night 8-3 in Meigs County.
Meigs (8-7, 4-3 TVC Ohio) got on the board first with two runs in the home half of the first inning on the strength of two hits and three walks. The Lady Marauders broke the game open in the second frame scoring five runs, highlighted by three consecutive doubles.
Athens (10-4, 6-1) broke through in the top of the fourth for the first time, scoring two runs and cutting the Lady Marauders lead to 7-2. MHS answered with a solo home run to lead off the bottom half of the fourth by Tess Phelps. Athens scored a run in the top of the fifth to cut the lead to five but could move no closer to Meigs as the Lady Marauders took the 8-3 victory.
Lisa Marie Wise earned the victory for MHS after giving up just three runs on six hits and two walks in seven innings of work. Wise struck out five batters in the game.
Credited with the loss for AHS was Pomento as she gave up eight runs on 11 hits and six walks. Pomento struck out seven.
Leading the charge for Meigs was Tess Phelps with two hits, a home run and a double, while Allyson Davis and Destiny Mullen also had two hits. Lisa Marie Wise, Harley Fox, Emalee Glass, Cheyenne Beaver, and Kim Casci each finished with one hit in the contest. Phelps, Davis, and Mullen each scored two runs in the contest.
Pomento lead AHS with two hits in the contest including a triple.
Meigs returns to action Wednesday at 5 p.m. when it travels to Belpre.