Marshall run-rules Irish 13-3 at home
MARSHALL – The Marshall A’s jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first inning and went on to beat the Milroy Irish 13-3 in seven innings.
Marshall Manager Matt Suby was pleased with the way his team started the game.
“I thought we really came out aggressive offensively,” Suby said. “We’ve had a few games where we’ve struggled to get guys in when we’ve got them on base. It was nice to see us come through in those situations tonight.
“Jared Carlson and Austin Stubbs had some big hits early and Brian Engels had a big one late to get some guys in. We were just able to get our runner on base to score tonight. That was a big difference. We need to keep doing that and take advantage of those opportunities.”
The A’s broke the game open in the third and fourth inning, going for five runs over that span.
In the fourth inning, Jarred Carlson plated Ben Sanders for a run and Austin Stubbs got on via an error on Milroy’s Dominic Dolan, which helped score another run.
The third innings saw RBI from Austin Stubbs and Brandon Alfson.
Alfson picked up the pitching win, making his first start since coming back from a shoulder injury.
He pitched 6 1-3, striking out 11 against just one walk.
Offensively, he went 1-for-3 with an RBI.
Austin Stubbs powered the A’s offensively, going 2-for-5 and driving in five runs.
Carlson finished with three RBI as he went 3-for-5 from the plate.
Ryan Engels had two RBI while Jason Minett and Andrew Kinney each had one.
Ben Korger pitched the final 2-3 of an inning with one of the outs coming via a strikeout.
Cody Mather and Dan Frank each pitched in three innings for the Irish.
Mather struck out two and walked one while Frank walked four and struck out one.
The Irish got RBI from Dakota Freiborg and Tyler Peterson, each of whom had one hit.
Derek Riley had two hits while Dominic Dolan and Tyler Alcorn each had one.
Milroy Irish Manager Bob Dolan thought his team played well early, but the A’s offensive attack was just too much to handle.
“We kept it close early, but then we gave them some extra hits and there were a couple of balls that went really squirrelly at third base,” Dolan said.
“After you miss a couple of those plays, you’re in trouble. They’re a great-hitting team. We gave them some extra hits and all of a sudden, it’s an 8-3, 9-3 game already.