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Marshall belts three-run HR in Tribe's shutout of Falcons

March 18th, 2014 9:55 pm by Greg Peters

Marshall belts three-run HR in Tribe's shutout of Falcons

CHURCH HILL — With baseball coach Ryan Wagner absent and waiting the imminent arrival of his baby, Dobyns-Bennett delivered a 12-0 Big 7 Conference win over Volunteer on Tuesday evening in a five-inning contest.

It was the second shutout in two days for the Indians. D-B rolled over Daniel Boone on Monday, 10-0.

Aside from a scoreless first inning, the Indians plated runs over the last four, highlighted by a six-run third inning.

D-B, leading 1-0 following an Aaron Lawson RBI in the second, sent 11 batters to the plate in the third. The big hit was a three-run home run by Payton Marshall.

Lawson, Newley Burton and Kurt Mattioda also recorded RBIs.

"(Monday) was awesome. We hit the ball excellent and tonight we hit the ball excellent again," said Tribe assistant coach Travis Free. "Marshall is on fire and hitting the ball hard all over the place, and Aaron Lawson had key hits tonight and keeps giving us a chance."

Marshall finished with three RBIs and three runs scored, and Lawson connected for two hits and also drove in three runs. Sammy Stewart added two hits.

Christian Bailey pitched a complete game for the Indians, allowing six hits and recording seven strikeouts. He was also 2-for-2 at the plate with two singles and two walks.

"We knew we had to throw strikes because they are a very aggressive team on the bats," Bailey said. "On the offensive side we knew that they were going to throw strikes and it was going to be a little different pitching."

Logan Price and Tristan Brooks each had two hits for Volunteer (0-5, 0-1).

Both teams are back in action on Thursday. D-B (5-0, 3-0) hosts David Crockett and Volunteer hosts West Greene.

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