MARSHALL – After breaking a losing streak of five games with a couple of wins this weekend, the Marshall amateur baseball team looked to keep their winning momentum going against Hadley Buttermakers, who went in with a solid record of 9-5. Thanks to a couple of important offensive innings, A achieved his third victory within a week with a 10-3 victory against Hadley on Wednesday at Legion Field.
Hadley jumped out to an early lead, when Jayden Deacon made a mistake before Alex Petersen connected on a single to put a race at the top of the first. But it was all Marshall after that, with A scoring eight races over the next innings.
At the bottom of the second, Logan Terfehr got things started with a single before Alex Thompson took a turn and Peyton Grant hit an RBI single. After Matt Hmielewski reached on an infield single to load the bases, Doug Mead and Mason Penske took a trip and reached a fieldman’s choice, respectively, to put two more runs and give Marshall a 3-1 lead.
The bottom of the third saw Marshall get a leadoff double from Joe Rock before Logan Tomasek reached an error and Terfehr came on board an infield single to get a run. The A’s then added four more races to the frame on base hits from Thompson, Grant and Hmielewski and the fieldman’s choice from Mead and Penske to push Marshall’s advantage to 8-1 after three.
The two teams then exchanged pointless innings the next two and a half frames before Marshall added the lead at the bottom of the sixth when Zach Olsen connected on a single and Tomasek and Rusty Swanson both reached a foul and made it 9-1. .
Hadley, however, did not want to go down without a fight, and got a couple of founders on board when Avery Weber reached an error and Abe Paulzine connected to a single before Carter Benda reached on an infield single to make it 9-2, but that was the closest Buttermakers came on when Marshall responded with an RBI single by Connor Neubeck before Hadley got another run to bring it to the 10-3 final.
No individual statistics were available at the time of the press.
Marshall (9-11) meets Minneota today on the road at 7.30 pm, while Hadley (9-6) meets Adrian and Ruthton in a double header at home on Sunday starting at 2 pm.