S. Williamson eliminates Marshall Co. 8s

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Marshall County manager Bradley Woodard talks to his team before they take the field in the bottom of the second inning. Tribune photos by Louis G. Scheuchenzuber

Coming off a lopsided loss to the South Williamson Hammers two days earlier, the Marshall County eight-year old All-Stars were eliminated from the Cal Ripken District 8 baseball tournament when they were defeated 18-12 by the South Williamson Wreckers on Saturday night in the first round of the loser's bracket at the Richard Cashion Sports Complex.

Eight-run blast

The Wreckers jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, but Marshall County got their bats going in the top of the second and exploded for eight runs in the frame to seize an 8-4 advantage.

Marshall County pitcher Wesley Pigg tries to throw out a South Williamson base runner at first in the bottom of the first inning.

After South Williamson tallied a run in the bottom of the second to trim the deficit to 8-5, Marshall County stranded two runners in scoring position in the top third.

The Wreckers then took control of the game in the bottom of the third and crossed home plate eight times in the inning to pull ahead 13-8.

Marshall County notched two runs in the top of the fourth to narrow the gap to 13-10, but South Williamson responded with five runs in the bottom half of the frame to forge an 18-10 lead.

Far behind

That proved to be all the offense the Wreckers would need, as Marshall County tallied a run in the top of the fifth on a RBI double by Caden Mills to whittle the deficit to 18-11 before plating a run in the sixth inning on a Spence Tankersley RBI single for the 18-12 final.

Brady Youngblood, Silas Forbes, and Ben Baucum tallied four hits apiece to lead South Williamson's offensive attack, while Caleb Butler, Alex Price, Robbie Smith, and Matthew Holenstein each recorded three hits. Jett Montgomery notched two hits for the Wreckers as well, and Cooper Felts and T.J. Fantine both had one hit.

Wesley Pigg and Blaine Woodard both went 4-for-4 with two runs scored to pace Marshall County at the plate. Tankersley, Hannan Hileman, and Beau Schillig also notched three hits apiece, while Rob Hawkins, Jackson Kelso, and Mills all had two hits. Tristan Braden, Angel Rios, and A.J. Jones chipped in one hit each for Marshall County as well.