Marshals win on Senior Night over Caldwell County

The Marshals recognized their seniors before taking the field against Caldwell County on Monday. Pictured with their family, seniors (L-R) Conner Mannon, Kalan Whiteside and Evan Oakley. Photo/Marshall County Baseball

After a 5-game skid, the Marshals beat Caldwell County 8-4 Monday on Senior Night. The Tigers led 1-0 after one inning, but the Marshals took the lead with a 2-run bottom of the second. Evan Oakley drew a walk and Jace Driver was hit by a pitch to put base runners on. A run scored on an error and Gavin Clark scored Driver.

Caldwell County tied it 2-2 in the sixth inning, scoring on an error but the Marshals answered with a 6-run bottom of the sixth. Parker Gibbs walked, Evan Landis singled and Chase Hayden was hit by a pitch and pitcher Ben Goodaker faced loaded bases with no outs.

Gibbs scored on a fly ball hit by Driver, Landis scored on a wild pitch and Clark drove in his second run of the game for a 5-2 lead with one out. With Deontaye Walls taking over for Goodaker on the mound, Kalan Whiteside reached on an error that brought Driver to the plate, Wilson Shadowen running for Clark, and Reese Oakley scored on the same error for an 8-2 lead.

The Tigers brought two runs across the plate in the seventh to cut the final score to 8-4.

Evan Oakley went the distance to earn the win, striking out 10, allowing six hits and four runs.

Caldwell     1  0  0  0  0  1  2    4  6  4
Marshall   0  2  0  0  0  6  x    8  4  4

Marshall: Landis 1/4, Driver 1/2 (RBI), Clark 2/3 (2 RBI), Whiteside (RBI), Mannon (2 RBI)
Caldwell: Whittington 1/3, Smiley 2/4 (2B, RBI), Holeman (RBI), Carneyhan 2/4, Newsom 1/4
Marshall: E. Oakley 7.0 (6 hits, 4 runs)
Caldwell: Goodaker 5.1 (4 hits, 7 runs), Walls 0.2 (0 hits, 1 run)

Marshall County played Mayfield on Tuesday and trailed 9-8 after six innings. The Marshals scored two runs in the top of the seventh to lead 10-9, the runs coming on singles by Conner Mannon and Ethan Landis. Mayfield then tied the game 10-10 in the bottom of the inning before Charlie Sims hit a single that brought Ben Gloyd in for the walk off 11-10 victory.

The Cardinals led 7-3 through four innings before the Marshals put together a 5-run top of the fifth to go up 8-7. Mayfield tied it up at 8-8 with a run in the fifth before their 9-8 lead heading into the seventh.

The win went to Ethan Kemp who finished out the final two and a third innings, allowing three hits, two runs and striking out two.

Three more games remain on the Marshals (17-14) regular season schedule. Friday at Webster County before two games on Saturday against Trigg County and Graves County in the Preston Cope Classic.

As the #1 seed in the 4th District Tournament to be played at Marshall County, they will await the winner of Murray and Calloway County on May 16 and play for the title on May 17.

Marshall   1  0  2  0  5  0  2    10  7  6
Mayfield    1  4  2 0  1  1  2     11  16  6

Marshall: Landis 3/5 (RBI), Gibbs 2/4 (2B), E. Oakley (2 RBI), Driver (RBI), Clark (RBI), Mannon 2/4 (2 RBI)
Mayfield: Kemp 3/5 (3B, 2 RBI), Hite 3/4 (RBI), Gloyd 2/4 (2B, RBI), Ellis 2/4 (2B, 3 RBI), Sims 1/4 (RBI), Darnall 1/3, Collins 1/4 (RBI), Hawkins 3/4 (RBI)
Marshall: Driver 1.1 (4 hits, 4 runs), McKinney 4.2 (9 hits, 5 runs), R. Oakley 0.1 (3 hits, 2 runs)
Mayfield: Ellis 4.0 (3 hits, 7 runs), Williams 0.2 (1 hit, 1 run), Kemp 2.1 (3 hits, 2 runs)