Marshals Sweep Doubleheader vs. Strykers
The Texas Marshals and Woodlands Strykers meet for a doubleheader in The Woodlands on Sunday afternoon. The Marshals won both games of the doubleheader in extra innings. The Marshals won game one by a final of 7-5 in eight innings and game two by a final of 3-2 in 11 innings.
Daniel Rushing got the scoring started for the Marshals in the top of the first inning of game one as he came into score on a Stryker's error. A two-run single by James Stroud later in the inning to score Oliver Christensen and Chase Daughdrill gave the Marshals a 3-0 lead
The Strykers answered with two runs in the bottom of the second inning to cut the Marshals lead to 3-2.
Carlos Contreras shot an RBI single up the middle in the top of the third inning to score Rushing and give the Marshals a 4-2 advantage.
The Strykers tied the ballgame up in the bottom of the fourth on a two-run home run by Spence Rahm. Colton Besset then put the Strykers ahead 5-4 on a solo home run later in the inning.
A solo home run down the left field line by Michael Hoard in the top of the fifth inning for the Marshals tied the game up at 5-5. It was Hoard's second home run of the season.
The game remained tied at 5-5 and headed into extra innings. The Marshals loaded the bases in the top of the eighth inning on singles by Christensen, Daughdrill, and Alex Gosser. Stroud then delivered his second two-run single of the game to put the Marshals on top 7-5.
Jonathan Lycan came on in relief and picked up the save by keeping the Strykers scoreless in the bottom of the eighth. He allowed just one hit and struck out one.
Collin Sherrod picked up the win as he tossed three innings in relief of Brandon Texiera who started the game for the Marshals. Sherrod allowed just one hit and three walks and struck out two without giving up a run.
Ross Vance got the start for the Marshals in game two and pitched well, but did not factor into the decision. Vance tossed seven innings and allowed just two runs on seven hits with two walks and eight strikeouts.
Rushing picked up where he left off in game one as he led off game two with a walk, moved to third on a single by Contreras, and came into score on a wild pitch. Contreras came around to score later in the inning on an RBI single by Gosser to give the Marshals a 2-0 lead.
The Strykers cut the Marshals lead to 2-1 with a run in the bottom of the fourth inning on an RBI single by Derrian James.
The Strykers loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning and tied the game at 2-2 on an RBI infield single by Lance Miles.
The score remained 2-2 as the game headed to extra innings.
James Stroud hit an infield single to start the top of the 11th inning. He advanced to third on an overthrow on a pickoff attempt and then came into score on a sacrifice fly by Michael Hoard to give the Marshals a 3-2 lead.
Nick Palacios pitched the final 2.1 innings to pick up the win in relief for the Marshals.
With the wins, the Marshals move into fourth place in the TCL standings as they improve to 12-22 on the season and 4-3 in the second-half. With the losses, the Strykers fall to 13-24 overall and 3-4 in the second-half.
The Marshals will have an off-day on Monday before heading to Lafayette, Louisiana for a two-game series with the Acadiana Cane Cutters on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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