HALLSVILLE — Marshall faced Glenbrook for the third time this season in its final game of the Reich Builder’s Classic in Hallsville as the Apaches cruised to a 6-4 victory in seven hours after beating Lindale 9-6. The Mavericks are now 7-5 overall.
The Mavericks scored their first runs on two hits. Jacob Oden walked, scored a single and scored a deuce. Andrew Phillis was walked and scored a run. Javarius Mitchell hit a shot for a shot and scored a point.
Glenbrook scored his six runs on nine hits. Hayden Marmon went 3 for 3 with an RBI. Cason Clemons had a single, an error and a walk for a run. Maddox Mandino and Easton Sanders each went 1 for 3 with a walk and a run. Landry Powell was 1 for 4 with a run and an RBI. Garrett Brown was 1 of 3 with a walk, a double and a run. Seth Mangrum was 2 for 3 with a run and an RBI.
Clemons started with a hit in the top of the first inning but was caught stealing. That was followed by two more outs to get him into the bottom half of the first inning.
Oden and Phillips were each on their feet to lead in the bottom of the first set. White laid down a sacrificial bunt to move the runners forward. Oden then took advantage of a wild pitch and scored the game‘s first point. This was followed by another wild pitch which allowed Phillips to score. McCleeland added a pair of strikeouts to end the inning, making it 2-0 after one inning.
Sanders started off with a single and went third when Harmon singled, putting the runners on the turns. Sanders scored on an RBI single from Powell and Harmon was scored third down. Powell reached third on a brace from Brown and scored on an RBI sacrifice ground from Hollis before Mangrum’s RBI single scored Brown to give the Apaches a 3-2 lead.
Both teams went three up, three down in the third set.
Harmon laid down a bunt for a single to start the fourth inning. After the next batter, the Mavericks made a change of pitch and turned to Shaw who walked Brown, putting two runners on base with one out. After a fly ball to center field, both runners advanced to scoring position. The third out came on a pop-up at second base as the Apaches took their one-run lead late in the fourth inning.
Carlos Hill was hit by a pitch to give Marshall a base runner, but the Mavericks left him pinned and trailing 3-2 heading into the fifth inning.
A teeing error put Clemons on base in the top of the fifth. He placed second on a single from Mandino. Sanders was walked around. This loaded the bases with an out. The Mavs kept the Apaches from scoring with a double play to bring it down to the bottom of the fifth.
Logan Shepard hit a two-out hit in the bottom of the fifth before taking second on a wild pitch, but a pitch ended the inning to take him to the sixth as Marshall trailed 3-2.
Glenbrook gained three points, three points in the top of the sixth as Marshall had one last chance to tie or win.
Mitchell and Hill each reached the shot-for-shot and advanced to scoring position. Caden Noblit was hit by a pitch and it loaded the bases for the Mavs with two outs. Mitchell ran home to score on a passed ball. It tied at 3-3. This extended the game for one more inning.
Mangrum singled before Clemmons was on his feet. They advanced in goalscoring position on sacrificed ground from McLelland. A walk scored Mangrum to break the tie. Another passed ball allowed Clemons to score. Mandino was scored on an RBI single from Harmon. That gave Glenbrook a 6-3 lead late in the seventh inning.
Oden opened the end of the seventh with a single. The next two batters came out on strikes before rounding the diamond and heading home to score, but the final out came on a strikeout as Marshall fell in a 6-4 finish.
The Mavericks are expected to return to action on Tuesday when they host the Center and play their first district game Friday on the road against Pine Tree.
Earlier in the day, Marshall took an 8-1 lead and held on for a 9-6 win over Lindale.
Jacob Oden hit three hits and Henry Roth and Dallan Shaw had two RBIs apiece for the Mavericks. Shaw and Javarius Mitchell finished with two hits apiece, and Garrett Cotten and Campbell White drove in runs. White went 6.2 innings on the hill for the pitching victory. He hit one and walked three.
Earlier in the day of the tournament, Lindale took an 8-7 lead after three and added an insurance run at fourth en route to a 9-7 win over the Bobcats.
Kaden Fleming tripled, doubled and drove in three runs to lead the way at home plate for Lindale.
For Hallsville in the loss, Logan Jones tripled, scored a single and drove in two and Sawyer Dunagan, Ethan Miller, Carter Rogas and Grayson Werth all drove in. Blake Cox and Werth both worked on the mound for the Bobcats.
Hallsville played again later on Saturday. These results can be found on Monday,