ALBANY, Ohio — A reversal of fortunes.
On April ninth the Alexander baseball team was riding a five game winning streak and defeated host Meigs 8-4. Wednesday night when the Marauders visited Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division foe Alexander they flipped the script defeating the Spartans 8-4 to extend their winning streak to five.
Meigs (19-4, 6-3 TVC Ohio) opened the scoring with two runs on the hits in the top of the second. Alexander (12-10, 6-3) tied the game in the home half of the second with two runs on two hits. The Marauders regained the lead in the top of the third after Zach Sayre drove in Treay McKinney.
The Spartans took their first lead of the game scoring two runs on three hits in the bottom of the third to take the 4-3 lead. MHS regained the lead in the fifth with two runs and extended the lead to 6-4 after scoring a run in the sixth. Meigs scored two runs on four hits in the seventh and held on for the 8-4 victory.
Taylor Gilkey earned the victory after giving up four runs on nine hits in seven innings of work. Gilkey walked four and struck out five in the game.
Alexander’s Tyler Daniels was credited with the loss after giving up six runs on 11 hits in six innings.
The Marauders were paced by Justin Myers with three hits in the game. Zach Sayre and Charles Barrett both had two doubles in the game while Taylor Rowe finished with a pair of singles. Ty Phelps and Taylor Gilkey both finished with one hit in the game. Sayre and Myers both scored two runs in the game.
Tyler Daniels, Trey Bennett, and Brodie McGrath led Alexander with two hits apiece in the contest.
Alexander has now lost four consecutive games. With the win Meigs moves into a tie for second place in the TVC Ohio with Alexander.
The Marauders return to action when they host the winner of Southeastern and Wellston in the Sectional final in Rocksprings on May 12th at 11 a.m.