Boys Varsity Baseball · Marshall Prevails Over the Mason Bulldogs 2-1 in Extra Innings.  


The game at Mason was scoreless through 4 innings.  In the top of the 5th,  Marshall catcher Cooper Middleton led off with a double.  After Middleton advanced on a wild pitch,   he came home on a John Nash single, giving MHS a 1-0 lead.    The Bulldogs responded with a run of their own in the bottom of the 5th inning tying the score at 1-1.    The score remained the same for the next 4 innings with both teams pitching and fielding well.     In the top of the 10th inning John Nash led off with a walk and was sacrificed to second on a fine bunt by Wyatt Gillum.  Then Thomas Andalon hit a sharp grounder that was snagged by the Mason pitcher who threw Andalon out at first.  In the meantime,  John Nash took off for third base and scored on a wild throw giving Marshall a 2-1 lead.    Felipe Martinez held Mason at bay to earn the save on the mound in the bottom on the 10th.    Odie Butler picked up the win throwing 4 innings of scoreless pitching, striking out 5.
Offensively,  Nash had 2 hits,  Middleton, Rickey Nye,  Justin Hankey, and Trenton Fuller had 1 hit each.  In addition to Butler and Martinez,  Fuller and Blake Patterson held the Bulldogs to 1 run over 5 innings.
The Redhawks are now 22-8 on the season and will now face Coldwater in the semi-finals of the MHSAA district on Saturday, June 1st at 10 am in Coldwater.