Marshall County is heating up at the right time, having won 10 of their last 13 games including a three-game sweep over the weekend of Louisville Holy Cross, Christian Academy-Louisville and South Oldham.
Playing at the Meade County Mighty May Matchup, the Lady Marshals jumped out to a 7-5 win over Holy Cross Friday with a pair of RBIs batted in by Kinley Edwards and Presley Jezik and solid pitching by Gabbi Lovett in relief.
Saturday, Lovett came through with a two-hit shutout of CAL over five innings. Marshall County scored three runs in the first and third innings, then added four more in the fourth. Riley Piercefield had four RBIs in the win. The Lady Marshals capped their outing with another solid pitching performance by Gracelynn Darnall and Tia Thorpe. Both allowed just three hits to South Oldham while Marshall got all its runs in the first frame with Jezik and Layne Pea driving in two runs each.
Caldwell 7, Marshall 6
Going into the bottom of the third Thursday, Marshall County was already down 7-1 to Caldwell County. The Marshals rallied for one run in their half of the third and three more in the fourth but no more as the Tigers pulled off the shocker.
The Lady Marshals got their runs in the fourth off singles by Piercefield and Pea plus outs by Lovett and Charley Pursley. Cayson Conner led off the fifth with a single, but that was as far as Marshall would go with Illysa Stallins retiring the next nine batters to preserved the slender Caldwell lead. Emily Garland struck out five over the last 4 1/3 innings as she took the loss.
It was a revenge win for Caldwell County which was trounced last Monday, 12-1, by Marshall County. At Princeton, Edwards smacked two-run homers in both the third and fourth innings to help Marshall County stop Caldwell County in six innings. Edwards finished that day 3-for-4 with five RBIs.
Marshall 7, Christian 1
Avenged a 12-10 loss last month, Edwards gathered three hits while Jezik and McKenzie Elkins each drove in a pair of runs as Marshall County downed Christian County.
Marshall County (23-11) traveled to Graves County Monday then will close out the regular season at home Friday against Lyon County.