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Marshall Mavs earn fifth straight victory, 5-2

By Nathan Hague
April 20, 2017 at 4 a.m.

Thanks to a 5-2 win over the Greenville Lions on Tuesday night, the Marshall Mavericks have won five straight games and currently hold an overall record of 17-8 and a District 16-5A record of 7-3.

The Mavs out hit the Lions 5-3. Cameron Haller went 1-for-2 with a walk and scored two runs. Sam Jones finished the day by going 2-for-3 with two runs and one RBI.

Trevor Clark went 1-for-3 with one RBI. Kolten Roberson finished 1-for-2 with one hit and one RBI. Clark earned the win from the mound as he threw all seven innings, allowing two runs on three hits and four walks as he struck out nine batters.

Greenville's Clay Burnette was 1-for-2 with one run. Jack Phillips went 1-for-3 with one run. Landon Kroger was 1-for-3 with one RBI. Caleb Jarvis had the team's other RBI.

Marshall head coach Derek Dunaway said he was pleased with his team's focus.

"Just coming off a big win against Sulphur, even in the professional leagues, playing a team that hadn't won a game in district can kind of be a trap game but our guys were focused," Dunaway said. "We came out and did what we had to do to win a baseball game.

" I don't think it was the best game we played all year but they had some opportunities to have some big innings there and we got out of a bases-loaded jam and runners on second and third, so we were able to minimize those innings when they had a chance to score.

"We took advantage and scored three runs in one inning and that ended up being the difference in the ballgame."

The Mavs are currently in third place by themselves in district.

"We're going to need some help if we want to get to second," Dunaway continued. "Hallsville has one loss. We need help but we've clinched the playoffs and that's been our main goal, to get into the playoffs and have a chance to compete and try to make a run in the playoffs."

They will return to action Friday when they travel to Hallsville to take on the Bobcats in a battle of Harrison County.



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