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Travelers get second sweep over Sedalia

Friday, June 15, 2012

Tyler Cott banged out four hits and scored three runs to lead the Travelers to a come-from-behind 10-9 victory over Sedalia.
(Chris Allen/Democrat-News)
Right-hander Zach Bishop threw a complete game and banged out four hits Thursday as the Marshall Travelers scored 21 runs during their second sweep of the Rick Ball Ford club of Sedalia during the summer baseball season, 11-4 and 10-9 at MHS Field.

After giving up a run on Matt Miles' single in the top of the first inning, Bishop and the Travelers didn't fall behind again. He hit a sacrifice fly to plate Darion Lawrence, who led off the inning with a double, in the bottom of the first and Marshall took the lead on Jared "Hot Dog" Harris' solo homer in the second.

Sedalia's Steven Bradbury singled to tie the score in the top of the third, but the Travelers answered with three runs during their next turn. Lawrence singled and came in on Bishop's double. Singles by Henry Tietz and Mason Paulus helped generate two more runs.

Ball got to within a run on singles by Miles and Cody Kozak in the fifth, but that was its last hurrah. Marshall put the game out of reach with six runs in the sixth, which began with an error.

Harris and Devin Cott smashed RBI doubles and Lawrence singled in a run. A walk, Tietz' single and hit batter brought in another run, with Paulus driving in a run with a single and Harris' bases-loaded walk capping the rally.

Sedalia jumped on top with five runs in the first inning of the nightcap. Marshall's starter walked three, plunked two and surrendered a pair of singles without recording an out before being relieved by Trent Toliver.

Toliver got out of that jam by stranding two runners, then went the rest of the way -- routinely pitching out of trouble, but leaving 14 runners were left on base.

The Travelers started their comeback with Tyler Cott's lead-off triple in the first, coming in on a Tietz single. Bishop's single, a hit batter, a single by Joe Damiano and a grounder closed the margin to 5-3.

Miles singled and a free pass with the bags packed led to two Ball wins in the third. Bishop started the bottom of the frame with a triple, while Harris and Damiano drove in runs with singles as the gap was reduced to one run -- which Marshall got on Bishop's double in the sixth.

Sedalia took a two-run lead with Dom Zerilli's single in the top of the seventh, but couldn't close out the victory.

A dropped third strike put Logan Harris on first base in the bottom of the seventh, but the Travelers were down to their last out when Tyler Cott and Tietz singled. A couple of pitches which got away allowed Marshall to tie the score and put Tietz on third base.

Rather than pitch to three and four batters in the Marshall line-up, both were intentionally walked, bringing Lawrence to the plate with the sacks stuffed. Lawrence, who led the Owls in on-base percentage during the spring season, took four balls for a walk-off walk.

Cott had four hits and scored three runs in the late game for the Travelers (6-4), who will be at home Monday to face Carrollton.

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Holy last years picture Batman.

-- Posted by Tigers/Owls4Life96 on Mon, Jun 18, 2012, at 2:06 PM

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