LEWISBURG — One big inning got away from Marshall County on Monday night against visiting Tullahoma. In what started off as a dandy of a pitcher’s duel between Tiger starter Bailin …
LEWISBURG — One big inning got away from Marshall County on Monday night against visiting Tullahoma.
In what started off as a dandy of a pitcher’s duel between Tiger starter Bailin Luttrell and Wildcat starter Evan Tomlin, Tullahoma eventually broke the game open with a six-run fifth inning and took the 10-4 win over the Tigers.
After recording two outs, Luttrell had to work around a bit of trouble in the top of the first, following a Marshall County error and a single by Jayron Morris.
He eventually struck Colton Emory out looking to retire the side.
It wasn’t until a John Morgan Thomas triple in the third inning that either team got on the board.
After James Hery walked with one out, Thomas tripled to right to plate the first run of the game.
But the Wildcats answered right back in the top of the fourth with a triple by Emory that plated the first Wildcat run of the game.
Tullahoma then took a 2-1 lead over Marshall County on a sac fly.
Leading 2-1, it was a six-spot in the fifth inning that gave Tullahoma an 8-1 lead.
The Tigers responded in the bottom of the frame when Luttrell tripled to score Thomas.
Grayson Miller then singled home Luttrell to cut the Wildcat lead to 8-3.
Tullahoma again answered the Marshall County scores with two more runs.
Facing a 10-3 deficit, Thomas put a charge into a solo homer in the bottom of the seventh, but that was as close as Marshall County could get to making a run at the Wildcat lead.
Both teams connected on eight hits, with Thomas’ solo homer being the biggest hit of the night.
Luttrell pitched 4 2/3 innings, giving up eight runs on six hits, but only three of which were earned.
Eli Cross pitched the final 2 1/3 innings in relief.
Marshall County travels to Tullahoma this afternoon for Game 2 of the series.
Tullahoma 000 262 0 — 10 8 2
Marshall Co. 001 020 1 — 4 8 3
Marshall Co.: James Hery 2-for-3, John Morgan Thomas 2-for-2, Bailin Luttrell 1-for-4, Grayson Miller 1-for-4, Thomas Beech 2-for-3.
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