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Marshals Fall to Strykers 8-3

August 4, 2014 - Texas Collegiate League (TCL) - Texas Marshals News Release

The Woodlands Strykers came from behind to defeat the Texas Marshals 8-3 on Sunday night in The Woodlands to split the two-game series. The Strykers rallied from a 2-0 deficit with two big innings in the fifth and sixth.

The Marshals jumped out to a 2-0 lead with a runs in the third and fourth innings. In the third, Oliver Christensen singled home Spencer Goodwin. Three errors by the Stryker's defense in the fourth allowed Chance Daughdrill to come into score.

The Strykers tied things up the in the fifth at 2-2 by scoring two runs on two defensive miscues by the Marshals defense on the same play. With runners on first and third, a stolen base attempt coaxed a throw to second base from Marshal's catcher James Jean that sailed into centerfield to allow the runner form third to score. The throw back into the infield from centerfielder Spencer Goodwin sailed over third base allowing the other run to trot in.

The Strykers then busted the game wide open in the bottom of the sixth inning by scoring four runs in the inning on four hits and another Marshal's error to make it 8-2.

Goodwin hit an RBI single in the top of the ninth to score Jean and make the final score 8-3.

Ross Vance took the loss for the Marshals as he allowed six runs (three earned) on five hits with five walks and one strikeout. Landon Lewis made his first appearance of the season for the Marshals and allowed two unearned runs on three hits with one walk and three strikeouts. Jake Smith tossed one scoreless and hitless inning as well.

Christensen and Goodwin each had two hits apiece in the ballgame to lead the Marshal's offense.

With the loss, the Marshals fall to 19-33 on the season and 11-14 in the second-half. The Strykers improve to 18-36 overall and 8-16 in the second-half.

The Marshals will have Monday off before returning to action at home on Tuesday to take on the East Texas Pump Jacks in a doubleheader starting at 5:00pm at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas. It will be the final home games of the 2014 regular season for the Marshals. The Marshals currently trail the Pump Jacks by a half-game in the overall TCL standings for the fourth and final playoff spot in the postseason.

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