Sikeston, Missouri, won the finale of the three-game, six-team Dreammaker Classic against host Marshall County Saturday in high school baseball at Marshals Field.
In other games, Murray defeated Ballard Memorial 5-4 and Graves County topped Caldwell County 6-5.
Earlier in the week, the Marshals stopped a 15-game winning streak by Graves County and reached 20-win mark with a 7-4 victory Thursday.
In other games, MC fell to McCracken County and posted two wins over Mayfield.
The Marshals’ 3-2 performance in five games last week was punctuated by a trio of home runs in the second and third games.
Saturday’s loss stopped a Marshals win streak at three games. The team had a 21-8 record going into this week’s play.
THIS WEEK: The Marshals were slated to travel to Trigg County on Monday to open a five-game final week of regular-season play. They are at home against Ballard Memorial today at 7 p.m. for the final home game of the year.
The schedule wraps up with road games at Graves County on Thursday, Carlisle County on Friday and Caldwell County Saturday.
The Marshals have clinched a first-round bye in the three-team District 4 tournament, which will be May 24-25 at Calloway County. Calloway and Murray will compete in the play-in game with the winner advancing to meet Marshall County in the championship. Both those teams will advance to the Region 1 tournament.
Marshall Co. 6
DRAFFENVILLE – The Bulldogs got 14 hits off five Marshall County pitchers en route to the victory.
Ryan Scribner was 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Marshals, who totaled seven base hits. Sikeston pitchers issued 10 walks, but Marshall County could not make up the deficit.
The Marshals took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but Sikeston immediately put two runs on the board in the top of the second and led the rest of the way.
Gavin O’Brien was 3-for-3 with two RBI for Sikeston. Starter Jacob Clark gave up three hits and one run in three innings of work.
Sikeston 020 423 0 – 11 14 2
Marshall Co. 100 111 2 – 6 7 3
WP: Jacob Clark LP: Cody Clark
Marshall Co. 14
MAYFIELD – The Marshals scored six times in the top of the first and cruised to the win at Mayfield Friday.
The Marshals, led by Dylan Greenfield’s 3-for-4, two-RBI performance, got seven his off Cardinal starter Nick Workman and added six more against reliever J.D. Niehoff.
Greenfield, Dylan Givens, Chandler Rogers and Chase Bright all had doubles in the MC attack.
The Cardinals got only six hits, only two of them off Marshals starter Hunter Jaco.
Marshall Co. 610 70 – 14 13 0
Mayfield 100 02 – 3 6 4
WP: Hunter Jaco LP: Nick Workman
Marshall Co. 7
Graves Co. 4
DRAFFENVILLE – Second baseman Blake Johnson cleared the bases with a double in the fifth inning, breaking a 4-4 tie and powering the Marshals to the win over rival Graves County Thursday.
Earlier in the inning, Mason Wooten got an infield hit that drove in Dalton Morton to tie the game.
Dylan Givens got the first hit of the game in the third inning, and courtesy runner Weston Duke scored on a passed ball to give MC a 1-0 lead.
Graves tied it in the fourth, but the Marshals got a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning to lead 3-1.
GC took a 4-3 lead with three runs in the top of the fifth.
Wooten was 2-for-3.
Givens got the win, striking out five and scattering eight hits. Logan Forsythe faced only seven batters in closing out the last two innings and getting the save.
Eagles starter Eamon Hannan gave up only five hits and walked one.
Graves Co. 000 130 0 – 4 9 2
Marshall Co. 001 240 x – 7 5 2
WP: Dylan Givens LP: Eamon Hannan
Marshall Co. 14
DRAFFENVILLE – Marshall County let a 10-run lead slip away in the top of the fifth inning, but then restored it in the bottom of the frame on a walk-off grand-slam home run by Mason Wooten for a mercy-rule victory over Mayfield May 6.
Right fielder Wooten also had a double in a 2-for-3 performance at the plate, driving in six runs for the Marshals. Dylan Givens also belted a 3-run homer in the second inning and was 2-for-2.
Marshall County took a 10-0 lead into the fifth inning, but Mayfield cut the lead to 10-4. With two outs, Dalton Morton singled, Chase Bright drew a walk and all runners were safe on Chandler Rogers’ fielder’s choice, which loaded the bases for Wooten. The junior smacked a 2-1 pitch over the left-center fence.
Chase Bright and Morton were 2-for-3.
Cody Clark struck out nine and walked only one in four innings of three-hit pitching to get the win.
Mayfield 000 04 – 4 4 1
Marshall 030 74 – 14 11 2
WP: Cody Clark LP: J.D. Neihoff
McCracken Co. 7
Marshall Co. 1
DRAFFENVILLE – Austin Johnson belted a solo home run in the first inning, but that was all the scoring Marshall County could muster is a loss to McCracken County on May 5 at Marshals Field.
Johnson struck out three in four innings pitched, but was tagged with the loss as the Mustangs put together seven of their 10 hits in those first four frames. The visitors jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning and 4-1 after Johnson’s homer was as close as the Marshals would get.
Keegan Breese, Shubert Moffatt and Nathan Williams combined for a four-hitter, with Breese getting the victory.
Hunter Jaco was 2-for-3 for the Marshals and Blake Johnson had the other base hit for the Marshals.
McCracken 400 101 1 – 7 10 1
Marshall 100 000 0 – 1 4 4
WP: Keegan Breese LP: Austin Johnson