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Marshals Win 7-6 in 13 Innings on Daughdrill's Walk-Off Hit

June 8, 2014 - Texas Collegiate League (TCL) - Texas Marshals News Release

In the bottom of the 13th inning on Saturday night, Chase Daughdrill (Northwestern State University) drilled a ball into the right-centerfield gap to score Carson Shaddy (University of Arkansas) from first base to give the Texas Marshals a 7-6 walk-off victory over the Victoria Generals at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas. Daughdrill, who went 2-for-6 in the game, raised him team-leading batting average to .414 with the game winning hit.

The Marshals received a great outing by starting pitcher Jake Smith (University of Arkansas), who tossed 5.2 innings and allowed just one earned run on seven hits with two walks and two strikeouts. The Generals struck first in the ballgame as Alvaro Rondon (Texas A&M University - International) hit an RBI ground rule double to right-centerfield in the top of the third inning.

The Marshals answered back with a six-run bottom of the fourth. Jace Reese (Cisco College) pounded a three-run home run over the right-centerfield wall to put the Marshals up 3-1. James Stroud (Cochise College) singled, stole second base, moved to third on a single by Mason Mantle (Northeast Texas Community College), and came into score on a wild pitch. Mantle and Adonis Askew (Oklahoma City University) would score later in the inning on a two-run double by Nick Ramos (Stephen F. Austin State University) to give the Marshals a 6-1 advantage.

The Generals added a single run in the sixth and three in the seventh to pull within a run. After a 20 minute delay due to light failure at the field, Justin Pacchioli (Lehigh University) hit a solo home run in the top of the eighth inning to tie the game up at 6-6.

The Marshals almost won the game in the bottom of the 10th inning as Carlos Contreras (Northwood University) smacked a single to left field with Daughdrill at second after a double, but Daughdrill was thrown out at the plate trying to score.

Shaddy reached base on an error by the Generals second baseman to lead off the bottom of the 13th before Daughdrill's big hit to win the game.

Joe Powell pitched the final four innings for the Marshals without allowing a run. He surrendered just two hits and struck out three to pick up his first win of the season.

With the win, the Marshals improve to 3-6 on the season. The Generals fall to 5-3 with the loss. The two teams will meet again on Sunday at 5:00pm at Jesuit for game two of the series. The game was moved up to a 5:00 start to ensure that the two teams will be able to get the game in incase there are light issues on Sunday night.

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