Marshals Help Lead North to 7-3 Win in 2014 TCL All-Star Game
The Texas Marshals had six players represent the team on the North squad in the 2014 TCL All-Star Game on Tuesday night in Bryan at Cellucor Field, the home of the Brazos Valley Bombers. The North came away with a 7-3 victory over the South as all six of the Marshals All-Star representatives contributed to help secure the win.
The North jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning as G.R. Hinsley of the Brazos Valley Bombers blasted a solo home run over the left field fence.
Chase Daughdrill singled to lead things off for the North in the second inning, but was left on base.
The Marshals helped the North grab a 5-0 lead in the bottom of the 4th inning. Chase Daughdrill singled to lead things off. Carlos Contreras then shot a single back up the middle that got past the centerfielder allowing him to advance to third on the error and Daughdrill to come into score. Carson Shaddy then drilled an RBI double down the right-field line to bring in Contreras. A single by Jace Reese to right field put runners on first and third. Horacio Correa of the Bombers singled to allow Shaddy to score. Oliver Christensen came into the game as a pinch runner for Correa. Matt Hilston of the Bombers then grounded out to allow Reese to score.
Christensen singled his first time up to bat in the bottom of the sixth inning. After stealing second base, Christensen came into score on an error by the South's pitcher to give the North a 6-0 lead.
The South finally got on the scoreboard in the top of the seventh inning as Dayfran Ortiz of the Victoria Generals singled home Mark Whitehead of the Woodlands Strykers. Pedro Barrios of the Generals then hit a sacrifice fly to score Cody Clarke of the Strykers to cut the North's lead to 6-2.
The South added another run in the top of the eighth as Brian Portelli of the Generals scored on an RBI groundout by Clarke.
Contreras led off the bottom of the eighth inning with a walk and came into score later in the inning when Christensen grounded into a double play with the bases loaded and no outs to make it a 7-3 lead for the North.
Nick Palacios pitched the top of the ninth inning for the North and allowed just one base runner on a hit-by-pitch. He got two groundouts and a fly out to close the door and secure the North's 7-3 win over the South.
All five position players on the North All-Stars from the Marshals recorded a least one hit and scored one run in the ballgame. The Marshals accounted for six of the seven runs scored by the North.
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