A Plano game of TCL baseball: Blue Sox pick up second consecutive shutout in 6-0 victory over McKinney Marshals

by dentonramsey

A Plano game of TCL baseball: Blue Sox pick up second consecutive shutout in 6-0 victory over McKinney Marshals



 
 

The Plano Blue Sox picked up another big win on Monday night, this time taking a 6-0 victory over the McKinney Marshals to improve their overall record to 9-13.

The Blue Sox are now on a two game win streak and have picked up shutout victories in two consecutive starts.

For the Blue Sox, the wins are a welcome sight after a first-half struggle leaves Plano in fourth place behind Coppell, McKinney and Euless.

McKinney, sitting at second in the division, owns an impressive 15-7 record after Plano beat last-place Weatherford 4-0 on Saturday.

Plano pitcher Eric Evans picked up the win for the Blue Sox on Monday night, improving his record to 2-2 on the season.

Evans pitched a second straight complete game for Plano as well, this one coming after Mark Doll’s one-hit performance on Saturday night.

Evans went nine solid innings, giving up just four hits while walking three and striking out six McKinney batters.

For the Blue Sox, designated hitter Ben Maitland led the team in hitting, going 3-for-4 while driving in one.

Third baseman Jeff Boes and catcher Trey Presswood both went 2-for-4 as Presswood also picked up one RBI.

Left fielder Maurice Cole led the Blue Sox in RBIs, knocking in two runs and picking up a homerun in the shutout victory.

The game remained deadlocked at 0-0 through six inning before the Blue Sox bats finally came to life.

Presswood began the Blue Sox seventh inning with a double to deep left field.

 
 

First baseman Brett Manning followed by reaching on an error by McKinney pitcher Matt Smith to plate the first Plano run for a 1-0 Blue Sox lead.

Cole then stepped to the plate and smoked a two-run homer to increase the Plano lead to 3-0.

After McKinney starting pitcher Smith was pulled for reliever Michael Gunter, the bleeding stopped for the Marshals until the top of the eighth inning.

Plano’s Boes began the eighth grounding out to the shortstop before right fielder Trey Sperring was issued a walk to put a runner one first with Presswood coming to the plate.

And Presswood came through with a clutch hit, drilling a double to deep left field to plate Sperring for a 4-0 Blue Sox lead.

Manning followed with a strikeout looking before McKinney opted for reliever Collin Auten to replace Gunter.

After Cole reached on an error by McKinney third baseman Scott Gaffney to plate Presswood for an unearned run and a 5-0 Plano lead, Skyler Stromsmoe walked before a Maitland single to right field gave the Blue Sox a 6-0 lead and an eventual shutout victory over the hometown Marshals.

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