WHS BASEBALL: Bats go silent, as WHS falls to Marshall 6-1MARSHALL — What a difference a day makes. After taking a half-game lead in the conference standings Monday with a 15-11 win over Jackson County Central, the Trojans fell to third place after falling to Marshall 6-1 Tuesday in baseball action.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
MARSHALL — What a difference a day makes. After taking a half-game lead in the conference standings Monday with a 15-11 win over Jackson County Central, the Trojans fell to third place after falling to Marshall 6-1 Tuesday in baseball action.
After scoring 15 runs versus JCC, the Trojans were only able to muster up three hits and put one tally on the board versus Marshall’s Alex Fenske. Fenske went the distance, striking out 10 and walking one.
“He was pretty sharp,” WHS coach Stacy Sauerbrei said. “We just didn’t have an answer for his fastball or his curveball. He’s a strong pitcher who throws hard.
“He was just dominant. When you strike out 10 batters in a game, all you can say is he was dominant.”
Lucas Henning had two hits and an RBI and Rylan Scholtes had a hit and that was all for the Trojan bats. Jon Reller took the loss on the mound, giving up four earned runs in four innings, striking out two and walking four. Blake Rogers pitched the final two innings for Worthington (10-3, 7-2).
“It’s disappointing, coming out flat after winning such a strenuous game versus JCC,” Sauerbrei said. “You can’t spot a team like Marshall six runs.
“We need to be able to bounce back.
The Trojans have no choice, but to bounce back if they want the SWC crown. Both Marshall and JCC moved to 8-2 in conference Tuesday with a doubleheader between the two, which could decide the conference, Thursday.
The Trojans need a split of the doubleheader and to win their final three games for sole possession of the conference.
“It’s a three-way race,” Sauerbrei said. “We have three games left and it’s anybody’s championship to be had.
“If we play ball, we should at least end up with a share of it.”
WHS will travel to Pipestone Area Thursday.
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