MARSHALL – The Marshall Junior Legion Black baseball team went 3-1 this weekend at the home tournament with victories over Andover, Alexandria and Bellevue East (NE). The team’s lone loss came into the hands of the Central Raiders on Sunday in the championship game.
Marshall 8, Alexandria 0
After opening the tournament with an 8-0 win over Bellevue East (NE) on Friday, the Marshall Ball Club kept its foot on the gas in game two of the tournament with another convincing victory, this time over Alexandria.
Ashton Rowe earned the victory on the mound for Marshall after throwing all five innings and giving just three hits. Rowe struck a chord in the victory as he gave up a couple of rounds. The win moves Rowe to 2-1 on the season.
Matches came in bundles for the Junior Legion Black squad when the group combined 10 hits in the victory. Zach Liebfried and Tyler Maeyert led with two hits each and a couple of RBIs. Talan Plante, Andrew Wallen and Ashton Rowe all finished with an RBI.
Marshall 3, Andover 2
With a departure base at the bottom of the eighth round, Rowe Marshall lifted to a tricky victory over Andover in extra innings.
Parker Schmitt threw all eight innings for Marshall and earned the well-deserved victory after collecting five strikes and conceding just three hits. Schmitt also allowed seven trips.
Plant put together a solid performance on the plate for Marshall with three high hits at stake and added an RBI ground at the bottom of the third inning. Rowe added a couple of hits for Marshall and led the team with two RBIs, including the game winner at the bottom of the eighth inning.
Central Raiders 13,
Marshall’s last game in the tournament was a hotly contested matchup to the sixth inning when the Raiders plated nine races to earn the win.
Plante took the loss on the mound after throwing five laps while giving up four earned races with eight laps and five hits handed over. Gavin Peterson took over in the sixth round to bring out the final. Peterson gave up a well-earned race of two hits and a couple of trips. Peterson also added a strike.
Ezra Maurice was perfectly 3-3 on the plate with three singles to lead Marshall. Plant finished with two hits, while Lincoln Graven and Rowe added each.
Marshall Junior Legion Black (13-3) is back in action on Monday when the team hosts Minneota at 6 p.m.