Blue splits with Watertown

WATERTOWN -Marshall Blue split a doubleheader with Watertown Tuesday night, winning the first game 9-6 before losing 4-3.

With the split, Marshall Blue moves to 2-5 on the season.

Blue hasn’t had a whole lot of success against Watertown in recent seasons, so to get a split was a good accomplishmaent.

“I thought the kids did a pretty good job of battling when they needed to,” Coach Chace Pollock said. “We had two good pitching performances.”

While Pollock saw some things he liked, hew knows there is always room for improvement.

“We need to do a better job defensively in some situations,” Pollock said. “It’s things like making the right read on the ball and other little things. The kids know that and are a group that is willing to work and get better.”

Game 2

Watertown 4

Marshall 3

Ryan VanMoer and Matt Thompson each had one RBI for the Blue team

Mason Penske, Nick Fozvick and Matt Thompson all had one hit and each scored one run.

The Blue team is set to take on Redwood and then Tyler in a split doubleheader tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. respectively.

Game 1

Marshall 9

Watertown 6

Marshall Blue survived a late rally by Watertown, hanging on for a 9-6 victory.

Nick Fozvick led the team offensively with three RBI while Matt Thompson had two.

PJ Bot, Thomas Fischer, Jacob Deines and Dustin Mettling all had one RBI.

Fozvick also had a double in game one.

Fischer got the win on the mound, throwing five and one-third innings, striking out four while walking six.

His offense picked him up, as he allowed five runs (four earned) on six hits.

Deines and Penske each pitched in relief.

Marshall jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first two innings before Watertown started its comeback, cutting it to 4-1 in the third before Marshall opened it back up again with four runs in the fourth inning and one more in the fith to make it 9-3 after five innings.

Watertown put up two in the eighth and one in the ninth before leaving two runners stranded to end the game.

Krekua led Watertown with two RBI and had a triple.