BV routs Marshall by 20 runs

Friday, April 13, 2018
Berryville's Kooper Logan fields a ground ball during last Friday's game against Marshall.
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On Friday, the Berryville Bobcats got a routine 21-1 home victory over Marshall. After a scoreless first inning, Berryville scored seven runs in the second inning, added another in the third and finished with 13 in the fourth.

"We just had a really good day at the plate," Berryville coach David Broseus said. "We were able to take advantage of some of their defensive mistakes. It was a good day overall for us."

After Berryville allowed a run in the top of the second inning, Austin K. Woods hit a ground ball that scored Kooper Logan. Braden Logan scored on a passed ball and Austin K. Woods scored on a Marshall error. Ethan Gregory's single scored Chay Myers, giving Berryville a 4-0 lead. Jarrett Stringer hit a three-run home run that scored Rusty Colbert and Kooper Logan, giving Berryville a 7-0 lead.

After a disappointing district loss at Shiloh Christian earlier in the week, Broseus was encouraged his team came out and played so well.

"You have to have a short memory from pitch to pitch and from at-bat to at-bat," Broseus said. "You can't bring the defensive baggage over to you offensively and vice versa. The same goes game for game. We have to do what we do and that is go play baseball."

Austin W. Woods stole home in the bottom of the third, making it 8-1. Berryville scored 13 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to put the game out of reach. The inning was highlighted by Austin K. Woods stealing on a Marshall error, a Tanner Rosales triple that scored Stringer, Austin W. Woods scoring on a wild pitch and Gregory scoring on a bases-loaded walk.

Gregory finished with six RBIs and three hits, while Stringer had four RBIs and a hit. Broseus knows this will be an important week for Berryville, as his team plays at Bergman on Tuesday and hosts Gravette on Thursday.

"It will be the second time we will play Bergman, so we expect them to be improved from the last time we played them," Broseus said. "On Thursday, we have Gravette coming, which is our big district game for the week. Hopefully we will take today and tomorrow to try and work on a few things to build some momentum heading into Thursday because that will be a big one for us. They are a good baseball team and I expect them to come play us hard. They haven't won a whole bunch of district games yet, so I expect them to give us all they got."

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