Marshals Start Second-Half with 4-2 Loss to Cane Cutters
The Texas Marshals and Acadiana Cane Cutters kicked-off the second-half of the Texas Collegiate League season on Thursday night in Dallas. The Cane Cutters came out on top 4-2 behind a stellar pitching performance by Jake Winston. Winston picked up his second win of the season as he tossed eight innings, allowing just two runs on six hits with one walk and five strikeouts.
The Cane Cutters and Marshals traded runs in the fist inning. Carson Shaddy drove in James Stroud on an RBI double for the Marshals.
The Cane Cutters got an RBI single by James Ziegler to take a 2-1 lead in the top of the fourth inning.
The Cane Cutters added one run in the sixth and one in the eighth to extend their lead to 4-1.
Casey Mullennix came into score on a wild pitch in the bottom of the eighth inning to cut the Cane Cutters lead to 4-2.
Scott Ashford came on in relief of Winston in the bottom of the ninth inning and earned his fifth save of the season by retiring the Marshals in order with two strikeouts.
Brandon Texiera took the loss for the Marshals as he allowed two runs on five hits in five innings with three walks and three strike outs. Chad Nelson and Joe Powell each allowed one run in two innings of relief.
With the win, the Cane Cutters improve to 15-13 overall and 1-0 in the second-half of the season. The Marshals fall to 8-20 overall and 0-1 in the second-half.
The two teams will meet again on Friday night at 5:00pm in Dallas at Jesuit College Preparatory School for game two of the two-game series.
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