Playing the #2 ranked McCracken County Mustangs (25-5) on Tuesday, the Marshals fell 7-1 after taking an early 1-0 lead on an RBI double by Lucas Forsythe that brought Cole Griggs to home plate. Their 1-0 lead held until the third inning when McCracken County scored on a Daniel Myatt double to tie the game 1-1.
The Mustangs took control in the fourth inning adding three more runs on a two-run single by Kiael Walden and sacrifice fly by Rook Ellington for a 4-1 lead. McCracken County added three more runs, one in the fifth and two in the seventh on a solo home run by Trent Shelby and two-run home run by Daniel Myatt.
Rece Carter got the win going seven innings, allowing four hits, one run and struck out seven.
Marshall: Griggs 1/3, Forsythe 2/3 (2-2B, RBI), Smothers 1/3
McCracken: Ellington (RBI), Myatt 2/4 (2B, HR, 3 RBIs), Shelby 3/4 (2B, HR, RBI), Dodd 2/4, Langston 2/3, Vineyard 2/3, Waldon 2/3 (2 RBIs)
Marshall: G Ives 5.0 (12 hits, 5 runs), Bizzle 2.0 (3 hits, 2 runs)
McCracken: Rece Carter 7.0 (4 hits, 1 run)
At Livingston Central Thursday, the Marshals trailed 1-0 after the first inning, then tied the game up on an RBI single by Ty Buchmeier that scored Dawson Smothers who got on base with a single. Livingston went up 2-1 in the third inning, and added two more runs in the fifth on a double by Tate Quertermous.
The Marshals scored a run in the top of the sixth on a single by Tyler Belcher that brought in Smothers to cut the Livingston lead to 4-2 which would be the final score, both teams with six hits in the game.
The Marshals play at Caldwell County on Saturday at 5:00 in their last regular season game before next weeks 4th District Tournament. The Marshals are the #1 seed and will play the winner of Calloway County and Murray on May 23rd at 7:00 at Calloway County High School.
Marshall: Smothers 1/2, Dyke 1/3, Buchmeier 2/3 (2B, RBI), Andersson 1/2, Belcher 1/1 (RBI)
Livingston: Wood 1/3, Dean 1/1, Cockrel 2/2 (RBI), Quertermous 1/3 (2B, 2 RBIs), Vaughn 1/3
Marshall: Goins 4.0 (4 hits, 2 runs), Brown 2.0 (2 hits, 2 runs)
Livingston: Bebout 6.0 (6 hits, 2 runs), Hosick 1.0 (0 hits, 0 runs)