The evening before, the contest between the Marion Giants and the Anderson Indians was a pitchers’ duel.
But on Wednesday night in the second game of a back-to-back, it was the exact opposite. Marion’s offense clicked on all cylinders, Broc Allgood was solid on the mound, and the Giants came away with a 12-5 victory over their longtime NCC rival.
“We came out a little fired up tonight,” Marion Head Coach Mark Fagan said. “We had 14 hits, and we had a few other balls that were just hit flat on the nose and went right at people. We came out and responded well from what happened last night.”
Marion scored two runs in the first inning and lead 3-0 after the top of the fourth frame, but the Indians, scored three runs in the bottom half to tie the contest at 3-3.
The Giants, however, never gave up their lead, scoring three runs in the sixth frame and six in the seventh to secure the victory.
“In the past, when we’ve taken the lead and then we lose it, we’ve kind of rolled over and just waited the game out,” Fagan said. “This year, the seniors have taken over pride of battling back and not rolling over like we have in the past.”
Logan Wagner had a great evening at the plate, finishing 4-for-5 with an RBI, while Jaquan Reeves was a perfect 3-for-3 with two runs batted in. Allgood and Travis Metzger each drove in a pair of runs for Marion, while Anthony Reynolds, D’Angelo Jones, Tyras Brown, and AJ Mitchener all added an RBI.
Allgood earned the victory on the mound, giving up five hits and five runs while striking out seven.