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Travelers crush Carrollton in twinbill

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Travelers got their offense untracked early, with Jared Harris blasting a two-run homer in the first inning of the opener.
(Chris Allen/Democrat-News)
Marshall's bats are off to a torrid start this summer baseball season.

The Travelers scored 32 runs in only eight trips to the plate Monday while sweeping a doubleheader against visiting Carrollton, 13-0 and 19-4. Marshall had topped double figures in eight of its 12 games and is averaging 9.8 runs per game.

In the opener, the Travelers also got a shutout performance on the mound from Logan Harris, who allowed only three hits and struck out five batters in five innings of work. He was helped by catcher Zach Bishop, who gunned down two would-be base stealers.

Bishop also contributed mightily at the plate with a pair of homers, driving in six runs --beginning with a single in the four-run first inning following a lead-off single by Darion Lawrence and Tyler Cott's RBI double. Jared Harris blasted his second homer of the season to plate Bishop.

After a two-run shot by Bishop in the bottom of the third, a hit batter and single set up a run-scoring double by Canaan Heinzler and Devin Cott's two-run double to make it 9-0.

Bishop had a three-run blast in the fourth, with a single by Henry Tietz and Mason Paulus' double producing another run.

The Trojans' offense was able to provide a threat early in the nightcap. After an error allowed its first batter to reach base, Hunter McNelly and Tanner Sarbaugh singled in runs.

The Travelers answered quickly, with singles by Cott, Heinzler, Anthony Inzunza and Joe Damiano producing a pair of runs to tie the contest. Two more runs scored on a double by Paulus, who came in on Lawrence's single.

A walk, RBI double by Andrew Warner and passed ball led to two more Carrollton tallies in the second, but Inzunza settled down after that and allowed only two hits the remaining three frames -- the best scoring opportunity coming in the fourth when Chandler Webb doubled and got to third on a wild pitch.

Damiano picked Webb off the third-base bag for the second out and Inzunza induced a grounder to get out of the jam.

The Trojans would need a lot more than that against Marshall's offensive juggernaut, which banged out six hits in a seven-run second.

Logan Harris tripled with two runners aboard and completed the circuit on Inzunza's single. Paulus had a two-run double, while Lawrence and Cott added RBI doubles and Tietz brought in two runs with a single.

The Travelers had another six-hit, seven-run explosion in the fourth, with run-scoring doubles from Paulus -- his third of the game and fourth of the day -- Lawrence and Cott.

Marshall (8-4) stroked 32 hits, 14 for extra bases, during the twinbill. The Travelers will be on the road today for a tilt at Chillicothe.

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good job boys keep up the work and follow in the footsteps of the final 4 team

-- Posted by baseballfanatic99 on Wed, Jun 20, 2012, at 2:33 AM

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