Bombers Edge Marshals 7-6 in Extra Innings
In the final game before the Texas Collegiate League All-Star Break, the Brazos Valley Bombers edged the Texas Marshals 7-6 in a back-and-forth affair that ended in extra innings in Dallas. The Bombers scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error in the top of the 10th and were able to hold on for the victory.
The Texas Marshals grabbed a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning as Carson Shaddy doubled and came into score on an error by the Bombers first baseman.
The Bombers scored three in the top of the third inning to take a 3-1 lead on RBI singles by Matt Hilston and Hunter Hagler along with a defensive miscue by the Marshals.
Shaddy hit a sacrifice fly to deep right field to plate Michael Hoard in the bottom of the third to cut the Bombers advantage to 3-2.
Yet another Marshals error in the top of the fourth allowed Ford Moore of the Bombers to come into score to put the Bombers ahead 4-2.
Hoard launched his first home run of the season, a solo shot to right-centerfield, in the bottom of the fifth inning. Back-to-back bases loaded walks to Mason Mantle and Alex Gosser gave the Marshals the lead at 5-4.
The Marshals lead would not last long as Hilston blasted a two-run home run to right-centerfield to put the Bombers back on top 6-5 in the top of the sixth.
With a little luck on their side in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Marshals were able to tie the ballgame up at 6-6. With runners on second and third and two outs, Daniel Rushing struck out swinging, but the ball got by the Bombers catcher allowing Shaddy to come into score as Rushing beat the throw to first base.
In the top of the 10th inning, Robbie Rojas of the Bombers walked with two outs off of Marshals relief pitcher Jonathan Lycan. Moore then flared a single into the left-centerfield gap. Rushing's throw from centerfield to third base sailed into the Bombers dugout allowing Rojas to come into score the go-ahead run on the error.
The Marshals put the tying and go-ahead runs on base in the bottom of the 10th inning, but Zach Girrens got Carlos Contreras on a called third strike to end the threat and the ballgame.
With the win, the Bombers remain tied for first-place with the Victoria Generals in the overall TCL standings with a record of 24-8. They are 2-2 in the second-half. The Marshals fall to 10-21 on the season and 2-2 in the second-half.
The TCL All-Star Game will be played in Bryan at Cellucor Field, the home of the Bombers, on Tuesday, July 8 at 7:35pm. The game will be proceeded by the Home Run Derby at 6:45pm. The Marshals will return to action on Thursday, July 10 for a two-game series with the Woodlands Strykers at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas.
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