Marshals and Generals Split Doubleheader in Dallas
The Texas Marshals and Victoria Generals both came away with one win and one loss in a Friday night doubleheader split in Dallas. The Generals won game one 3-0 behind a no-hitter tossed by starting pitcher Stuart Springer. The Marshals received a complete game shutout by starter Keaton Brewer to win game two 8-0.
The Generals got on the board in the top of the first inning of game one as Kyle Danford lifted a sacrifice fly to left field to score Cedric Vallieres. Brian Portelli hit a two-run double in the top of the fifth to put the Generals up 3-0.
Oliver Christensen walked in the first inning for the Marshals, but was erased on a double play ball. Casey Mullennix reached base on an error to lead off the sixth inning, but was caught stealing. Those were the only two base runners the Marshals had in the ballgame.
Stuart Springer faced the minimum on his way to the first no-hitter thrown in the TCL this season. Springer struck out two batters and needed just 73 pitches in the ballgame.
Joe Powell also pitched a complete game, but took the hard-luck loss for the Marshals. He allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits with no walks and five strikeouts.
In game two of the doubleheader, it was the Marshals who were on the right end of a dominant pitching performance. Keaton Brewer tossed seven shutout innings and allowed just three hits and three walks to pick up the win. He recorded one strikeout and needed just 86 pitches in the ballgame.
The Marshals offense got things going in the bottom of the first inning, taking a 2-0 lead on RBI singles by Carlos Contreras and Carlos Vargas.
In the second inning, Chase Daughdrill scored on an error by the Generals catcher on an errant pickoff attempt and Oliver Christens scored on an RBI groundout by Carson Shaddy to put the Marshals out in front 4-0.
Mason Mantle came around to score on a wild pitch in the fourth inning to put the Marshals ahead 5-0. After a pitching change in the middle of the inning for the Generals in which Troy Ward replaced starter Bryce Welborn, Contreras greeted Ward with a two-run double to the left-centerfield gap to put the Marshals up 7-0. It was Contreras's 12th double of the season, which leads the league.
Christensen hit an RBI groundout in the sixth inning to score Daughdrill and give the Marshals their final run of the game as they went onto win 8-0.
The Marshals are now 13-25 overall on the season and 5-6 in the second-half. The Generals are now tied atop of the league's overall standings at 30-12 with the Brazos Valley Bombers. They are 8-4 in the second-half.
The Marshals will host the Woodlands Strykers on Saturday night in the first game of a three-game series starting at 7:05pm at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas. Saturday night is Bark in the Park Night presented by the Humane Society of Dallas County. Fans will be able to visit with members of Dog and Kitty City's adoption team and meet some of their animals that are looking for homes. Fans are also encouraged to bring their dogs to the park for a night of fun with the Marshals.
On Sunday night, the Marshals and Strykers will meet for a doubleheader at Jesuit starting at 5:00pm.
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