DRAFFENVILLE – A strong start to the seaseon for Marshall County’s baseball Marshals hit an unexpected snag
Junior Chandler Foust, who worked his way into the starting lineup as a steady presence in the infield last season, suffered a broken bone in his left leg as he slid into home during last week’s game at Crittenden County.
The Marshals, who had opened the season with a seventh-inning comeback win over Daviess County, won that contest against the Rockets.
But the team hit a bit of a skid after that, dropping three straight games before bouncing back to take a victory Saturday over Crockett County, Tenn., in their third game of the McCracken County Tournament at Lone Oak.
At Crittenden, Marshall County had built a 7-1 lead after six innings when Foust was injured.
Foust was on third base when teammate Cole Riley attempted to steal second. When the throw was bobbled, Foust headed home.
He slid in safe, but his spike caught in the dirt and his foot twisted under him. He suffereed a fracture of the fibula and a torn ligament.
Foust underwent surgery Tuesday at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. The ligament was reattached and a plate was installed to help the broken bone mend.
Foust is out indefinitely.
Marshall Co. 8
Crittenden Co. 1
MARION – Righthanded pitcher Jordan Winn was 3-for-3 and scored two runs to go along with his three-hit, four-strikeout performance on the mound.
Chase York, Austin Johnson and Dakota Woodruff each drove in a run as the Marshals rolled to their second victory of the young season March 26.
Before he was injured, Foust was 2-for-3 and scored runs in the first and final innings.
Marshall Co. 5
DRAFFENVILLE – Mayfield pulled away from a 1-1 tie after three innings with five runs in the fourth and fifth innings.
The Marshals cut it to 6-3 in the bottom of the fifth as Mason Wooten led off with a double and Chase York walked. Then, after the Cardinals retired the next two batters, Jordan Winn drove in both runners with a single to left center field.
Marshall County got another run in the sixth to trim the deficit to 6-4, with Austin Johnson reaching on a leadoff single. He advanced on Dakota Woodruff’s base hit and scored on a single by Mason Wooten.
After Mayfield plated a run in the top of the seventh, Marshall County put the first three batters on base.
Chase Bright reached on and error, went to second when Chase Buchanan was hit by a pitch, and moved to third when Jordan Winn walked.
After Jesse Luebker popped to short, Bright scored on Johnson’s fly to center, but Woodruff’s popup was caught in foul territory by Cardinal third baseman Davis Mills. to end the game.
Wooten was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI, and York was 2-for-3.
M 1 0 0 2 3 0 1 – 7 9 4
MC 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 – 5 10 3
Marshall Co. 8
LONE OAK – Marshall County fell behind 8-0 after two innings, cut the gap to 9-8 after six innings, but could not get the tying run across the plate and fell to Reidland in their first game of the McCracken County Tournament at Lone Oak Friday.
The Marshals attempted to get a rally going in the seventh inning as leadoff batter Cole Riley singled.
But Riley was forced on Chase Buchanan’s fielder’s choice, and although Buchanan advanced to third on a passed ball and a stolen base, the Marshals left him there when Jesse Luebker and Evan Owen struck out.
Mason Wooten, Dalton Morton and Dakota Woodruff all had two hits and Wooten drove in three runs.
Milan, Tenn., 4
Marshall Co. 2
LONE OAK – Handcuffed for the first six innings, Marshall County managed to cut the lead in half in the seventh inning but couldn’t avert their third straight loss as play continued Friday in the McCracken County Tournament.
The rally came on a leadoff double by second baseman Evan Owen, followed by a single by Jesse Luebker, who started on the mound but moved to third base in the fifth inning.
After Ryan Scribner was retired, the Marshals got back-to-back RBI singles from Blake Johnson and Dalton Morton.
Luebker was 2-for-3.
Marshall Co. 6
Crockett Co. 1
LONE OAK – Marshall County broke open a pitcher’s duel with a six-run outburst in the fifth to snap the losing streak in their final game of the McCracken County Tournament at Lone Oak Saturday.
Dakota Woodruff, Chase York, Evan Owen, Dakota Feagin and Jordan Winn each had an RBI in the big inning.
Mason Wooten, Owen, and Winn had doubles.
Woodruff and Owen were both 2-for-3.
Woodruff, the winning pitcher, scattered six hits and struck out five. Chase Buchanan struck out four more Milan batters in two innings of relief work.