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Lyons edged by Marshall 3-2

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - Updated: 2:35 PM
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Marshall County pulled ahead in the sixth inning and held on Tuesday to top visiting Lyon County 3-2.

Lyon took the lead early after Max Wadlington doubled to get on base. He scored on the next at bat thanks to Gabe Board.

Pitching bolstered both sides. Seven were struck out by Marshall pitchers and four by Lyon County, which was led on the mound by Christian Whalin. Whalin pitched four innings, doling out two runs, three hits, three strikes and one walk.

Marshall tied the game in the home half of the inning with Jackson Beal walking to first. Beal worked the bases through the next two batters before scoring off a single by Cameron Ives. Beal earned an RBI in the bottom of the second to give Marshall the lead 2-1.

Wadlington answered back in the top of the third with another double. He worked the bases before scoring again during a Board at bat to tie the game 2-2.

Defenses locked down the plates through the next few innings until an error in the bottom of the sixth helped Cole Griggs get on base for the Marshals. Pitcher Avery Ellis struck out Ives and the Lyons earned a second out off a foul ball, but the Marshals broke the tie with another infield error that left Griggs scoring.

Lyon couldn't get anything going in the top of the seventh inning and lost 3-2.

Wadlington led all hitters, going 3-for-3 with two doubles and two runs. Closing, Ellis had a .750 average through 24 throws.

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