DRAFFENVILLE – Two wins Friday and Saturday for the Marshals improve their record to 18-6. They beat Trigg County 9-0 on Friday then were back at it on Saturday with a 6-4 win over Apollo. They have a busy week coming up starting today (Monday) against Christian County (16-9) at Murray State University’s Reagan Field, Tuesday at home against Tilghman (18-6), Thursday at Hickman County (6-10), Friday at Madisonville North Hopkins (14-11) and two on Saturday in the Dreammaker Classic at home against St. Mary (6-8) and Graves County (14-5).
Friday against Trigg County, after a scoreless first two innings, the Marshals scored runs in the next four innings to shut out Trigg County 9-0. In the bottom of the third, a ground out by Jackson Beal brought in Drake Anderson for a 1-0 lead and they picked up four more runs in the fourth inning on a single by Dawson Smothers, single by Lance Dyke, sacrifice fly from Tyler Belcher and single by Anderson for a 5-0 lead.
One run scored in the fifth on a ground out and their final two in the sixth on a 3-run triple by Cameron Ives. Weston Harper earned the win in six innings on the mound, allowing two hits, no runs and striking out three.
Marshall: Anderson 2/3 (2B, RBI), Beal (RBI), Griggs 1/3, Ives 1/3 (2B, 3 RBIs), Smothers 1/3 (RBI), Dyke 1/3 (RBI), Belcher 1/2 (RBI)
Trigg: Radford 1/4, Allen 1/2, Terrell 1/3
Marshall: Harper 6.0 (2 hits, 0 runs), Brown 1.0 (1 hit, 0 runs)
Trigg: Plymate 4.0 (5 hits, 6 runs), Ladd 1.0 (0 hits, 0 runs), Choate 1.0 (2 hits, 3 runs)
Saturday against Apollo, the Eagles scored on an error and the Marshals on a sacrifice fly by Ives for a 1-1 tie in the first inning.
The tie continued after the two teams each put two more runs on the board in the fourth. Apollo scoring on a 2-run single by Peyton Peters and the Marshals on a single by Anderson and sacrifice bunt by Beal.
The Marshals took the lead for good in the fifth, adding two more runs for a 5-3 lead on a ground out by CJ Johnson that brought in Lucas Forsythe and a single by Skylar Brown.
Apollo scored a run in the top of the sixth that the Marshals answered in the bottom of the sixth, scoring on a single by Forsythe.
Griffin Ives got the win in six innings allowing nine hits, three earned runs and striking out two.
Marshall: Anderson 2/4 (RBI), Beal 1/2 (2B, RBI), Griggs 1/4, Ives 1/3 (RBI), Forsythe 4/4 (2-2B, RBI), Smothers 1/4, Johnson 1/2 (RBI), Dyke 2/3, Brown 1/1
Apollo: Pe. Peters 2/2 (2 RBIs), Pr. Peters (RBI), Hopewell 2/4, Humphrey 1/3, Spalding 1/3, Helms 1/4, Payne (RBI)
Marshall: G Ives 6.0 (9 hits, 4 runs), C Ives 1.0 (0 hits, 0 runs)
Apollo: Crabtree 5.0 (12 hits, 6 runs), Maddox 1.0 (2 hits, 0 runs)