MURRAY – Marshall County took a 1-0 lead with a second-inning run, but that was all the Marshals would get as Calloway County ended their season with a 4-1 victory in the opening game of the District 4 baseball tournament at Ty Holland Field Thursday.
Evan Owen smacked a double to left field to lead off the second, moved to third on Hunter Jaco’s sacrifice dribbler to third and scored on Mason Wooten’s sacrifice fly.
Just before Wooten’s RBI, Cody Clark was hit by Calloway pitcher Connor Wagner, but he was forced at second on Blake Johnson’s ground ball to end the inning.
The Marshals threatened in the fourth when Owen drew a walk and courtesy runner Chandler Foust stole second. With two outs, Clark drove a base hit to center field and Foust attempted to score, but was called out at home.
Calloway took the lead with two runs in the bottom of the fourth. Tyler Greer singled and came in with the tying run on Hugh Paschall’s double. Paschall then scored on Dain Satterwhite’s fly ball to center.
The Lakers added two more runs in the sixth when Paschall singled, Andrew Fraher reached on a fielder’s choice and Satterwhite reached on an error, with Paschall scoring on the play. Caleb Brannon then doubled to drive in Fraher.
Chase Bright had the only other hit for the Marshals, who were handcuffed by Wagner’s four-strikeout, one-walk effort.
Wesley Neal took the loss for Marshall County, giving up four hits, striking out two and walking one.
The Marshals finished with a 20-15 record.
Calloway County advanced to the championship game, defeating cross-town rival Murray for the district championship.
Marshall Co. 010 000 0 – 1 3 2
Calloway Co. 000 202 x – 4 6 0
WP: Connor Wagner LP: Wesley Neal