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Pats lose to Russellville

Pats lose to Russellville


Pats lose to Russellville

Marion finishes run in Little Rock

Sports Editor

Marion concluded its run at the Little Rock Catholic Tournament last week with a 3-1 loss to Russellville.

The Cyclones won by scoring the last three runs of the game.

Marion (0-11 overall, 0-2 7A/6A-East) got a strong start from senior right-hander Peyton Moore. Moore took the loss after working all six innings, allowed six hits, three earned runs and striking six batters out. He did not issue any walks against Russellville.

The Pats scored first when Heath Stephenson (1-2, run scored, walk) scored on a Russellville passed ball.

Russellville got even in the bottom of the second when a two-out rally produced the equalizing run to make the score 1-1 after two innings.

That score held until the bottom of the fourth when the Cyclones notched two runs for a 3-1 lead.

Marion came up with four hits against Russellville as Stephenson, Hayden Hodge (1-2, walk), Ben Vaughn (1-3) and Moore (1-3) all reached. Marion also coaxed out four walks from Russellville.

Stephenson, Hodge, Tyler Steele and Peyton Walker accounted for those.

Stephenson, Hodge and Walker stole bases for Marion.

The game was a rematch of the 2014 Class 6A state title game, won by Russellville 2-0.

The Pats are back at home on Tuesday when they host Class 2A power Armorell at 4:30 p.m. Marion will host Cabot for a 7A/6AEast doubleheader that will begin at 4:30 p.m.

By Chuck Livingston

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