Thursday, April 5, 2007
Patriots down district opponent
By BARRY BURLESON
The ride to Lee (Ark.) last week for the Marshall Academy baseball team didn’t go so well, but the end result was just fine – another win.
The MA bus broke down on the way to the game.
“We got there 30 minutes late and really didn’t play up to our capabilities, but we were glad to get the win,” coach Jimmy Hicks said.
The Patriots beat the Cougars 9-1 and upped their record to 15-2 overall and 1-0 in district play.
Left-hander Will Patton, sporting an earned run average of 2.82, improved his mound mark to 5-1. The freshman struck out eight and gave up two hits in five innings of work.
Hunter Bolden, a sophomore, threw two innings in relief. He struck out three and gave up one hit.
Bolden also carried the big bat on Tuesday of last week. He was three of four from the plate with a two-run home run, a double and a single. He had five runs-batted-in.
Marshall scored four runs in the first inning, two in the second on Bolden’s blast, two in the fourth and one in the sixth.
Tyler Childers had one hit, an RBI and two stolen bases. Seth Milliorn connected for a triple. Bo Bonds had two RBIs and Justin Gray one RBI.
The Patriots hosted the same Lee (Ark.) team on Tuesday of this week. They will welcome Covenant Christian (of Huntsville, Ala.) to Holly Springs on Thursday at 3 p.m. for a doubleheader. They will then visit Lewisburg Saturday at noon and go to Delta next Tuesday, April 10, at 4 p.m.
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