VFW baseball: Errors hurt Worthington in Marshall
DAILY GLOBE MARSHALL -- It was a night to forget for the Worthington VFW baseball team Friday as it opened play in the Marshall Tournament. Marshall Blue hung 16 runs on the board for a 16-7 victory. But the number that is sure to bother Worthing...
MARSHALL - It was a night to forget for the Worthington VFW baseball team Friday as it opened play in the Marshall Tournament.
Marshall Blue hung 16 runs on the board for a 16-7 victory. But the number that is sure to bother Worthington the most is the eight errors it committed. Marshall wasn’t exactly pristine either, finishing with five miscues, to make for an overall sloppy game.
Worthington took a brief 1-0 lead with a run in the top of the first, but things got bad and snowballed in a hurry after that. Over the next two innings, Marshall tallied nine runs - eight of them coming in the first - with only one of them being earned. After a two-run third, Blue was on top 11-1.
The visitors rallied in the fourth, putting six runs on the board to make a game of it. When Marshall Blue finally got out of the at-bat, Worthington had closed the deficit to 11-7.
That, too, was short-lived. Marshall added five runs of its own in the fourth to bring the score to its final.
Jed Jewett allowed just one earned run - nine total - on four hits while walking two in the loss for Worthington. Tucker Sorenson was 1-for-1 with a triple and two runs scored. Jewett was 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Worthington will try to get off the schnide at 11:30 a.m. today against Alexandria. It plays a second game today at 4:30 p.m. against Sioux Falls West.
R H E
Worthington 100 60 - 7 5 8
Marshall 812 5x - 16 10 5