Marshall County improved to 3-1 in Fourth District baseball last week with a pair of wins over Murray High.
Friday, the Marshals were up 6-2 in the fourth inning when the Tigers rallied to tie the game and force extra innings. But relief pitcher Caden Kelly hit three batters in the eighth to help set the stage for Marshall’s 10-6 win.
The Marshals (7-5, 3-1 in district) got their only RBI in the eighth off a Brady Ives single. Two hit batters and a walk with the bases loaded scored the other three. Evan Oakley got three hits for Marshall while Ty Davenport and Ethan Landis each had two RBI.
Marshals 4, Tigers 0
Tuesday, Chase Hayden made Murray pay for some early moves with a three-run homer in the bottom of the first.
Tiger pitcher Kade Gibson struck out two in the first inning, but a leadoff walk to Conner Mannon and hitting fellow pitcher Evan Oakley on a full count set Hayden up for his critical blast. Oakley went on to strike out 10 for the win.
What’s next: Marshall hosts Carlisle County Thursday at 5:30 p.m., then plays at Graves Friday. Saturday is the Preston Cope Classic with a 1 p.m. game with Crittenden County and a second meeting with Graves at 3 p.m. Next Monday, Marshall will host McCracken County.