On a sunny afternoon at Joe Cooper Field the Redhawks played I8 conference foe Lumen Christi in a doubleheader.
Game 1 saw the Titans take the lead in the top of the first 1-0. Marshall put up 2 runs in the bottom of the first to take the lead 2-1. In the top of the 3rd inning 2018 Division 2 All-State Pitcher Evan Asselin went down with an injury. Odie Butler replaced Asselin on the mound and the Redhawks didn’t lose a beat. Leading 6-1 going into the top of the 7th Lumen Christi exploded for 5 runs to tie the game. No runs were scored over the next 4 innings by either team. The Redhawks pushed across the winning run in walk off fashion in the bottom of the 12th as Rickey Nye scored from 3rd on a sharp ground ball by Odie Butler. This made Trenton Fuller the winning pitcher on the mound as he pitched 4 innings of hitless relief while striking out 5 batters. At the plate MHS was led by Cooper Middleton’s 4 hits, John Nash and Rickey Nye’s 3 hits, and Odie Butler, Trenton Fuller, Wyatt Gillum, and Felipe Martinez each chipped in 2. All 9 batters in the lineup had a hit, as Thomas Andalon, and Justin Hankey each had a hit. Final score game 1: 7-6
Game 2 saw a pitchers duel. The Redhawks won the game 1-0. Trenton Fuller continued his pitching success on the mound picking up his 2nd win of the day allowing only 2 hits and striking out four. Marshall’s lone run came in the bottom of the 4th as Justin Hankey led off the inning with a triple and scored on a wild pitch. In addition to Hankey’s triple, Nye and Butler each contributed singles.
Marshall’s overall record improves to 15-7 with a I8 mark of 5-2.