Before the first game, the team answered with a resounding "We are Marshall" chant and then proceeded to back up their rallying cry with an emphatic 13-3 run-rule win over Maury County in game one.
Jacob 'Pops' Griffis led the way for the Marshall County all-stars in the first game of the twin bill, going 2-4 at the plate with a pair of two-run doubles.
Aaron Hobbs got the win for Marshall County, going 4 2/3 innings, but Hobbs could not finish after cramping up with Matt Anderson at the plate and a 1-1 count.
In game two, Marshall County scored first as Aaron Hobbs led off with a single, took second on an error, third on a sac fly by Thomas, and came home on another sacrifice fly by Medley.
Medley took the hill for the contest and gave up a one-out game tying RBI single to Gage Clayton before bearing down for consecutive strikeouts to end the threat.
A fly ball to center made it two down, but Jay Murphy stepped in and ripped a huge two-out RBI single to right field to make it a 2-1 ballgame.
Thomas singled and Medley doubled with one out in the third before Matt Callendar drove in Thomas with a fielder's choice RBI to make it 3-1.
In the bottom of the fourth, Lawrenceburg got one run back on an RBI hit by Will Crane.
In the top of the fifth, Marshall County got their first two batters on base, but Long came up strong, retiring three in a row to end the inning.
In the home half of the inning, Lawrenceburg took the lead, scoring four runs on five hits off Medley, Graves, and Callendar.
Long bashed a two-run single, and Ben Wright and Crane had RBI base knocks for the purple and yellow clad squad.
Grayson Wiles drilled a leadoff double in the top of the sixth and would score two batters later on a Murphy hit and Lawrenceburg error to cut the lead to 6-4 and Hobbs drove in pinch runner Blake Darnell from second with a two-out double to left before the inning ended on a ground ball to short.
Callendar, who came in the ballgame in the fifth inning, struck out the side in the bottom of the sixth.
Medley worked a leadoff base on balls to begin the seventh inning and Callendar sacrificed Medley to second base.
Graves, the Marshall County Babe Ruth League MVP earned his stripes when he calmly drilled the game-tying single to right field.
In the bottom of the inning, Callendar was awesome, spinning his devastating breaking ball off the table to three straight hitters for two strikeouts and a ground ball to Hobbs at shortstop to end the game and set up the Sunday showdown for all the marbles.
The winner advances to the Babe Ruth League State Tournament in Fayetteville, beginning on July 15.