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Legion Baseball: Marshall crushes Willmar in ninth

Jake Rambow, left, of the Willmar Legion slides into third base with a stolen base, beating the tag of Marshall third baseman Derrick Allpress in the first inning Monday night at Bill Taunton Stadium. Willmar loaded the bases in the first inning, but did not score. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)

WILLMAR -- Nine innings were one too many for the Willmar Legion on Monday night on Baker Field.

Trailing the entire game, Marshall erupted for eight runs in the top of the ninth to slam Willmar 10-4 in Division I, District 7 baseball.

Willmar led 4-1 after Brady Schneck's two-out, two run double in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Marshall got one back in the eighth on a walk and two singles off starter Nathanial Swoyer.

It was a prelude of what was to come.

Marshall had eight consecutive batters reach base before Willmar could get an out. The first three runs were charged to Swoyer and the next five to Jake Rambow, who came over from third base in relief.

"We just can't find someone to step up at a time like that and say 'That's enough. We're not going to take this anymore,' said Willmar coach Wade Adamson.

Willmar is now 9-9 after losing to Little Falls 5-4 and tipping Dassel-Cokato 8-3 on Saturday at the St. Martin Wooden Bat tourney.

Willmar will host New Ulm on Thursday.

Marshall outhit Willmar 11-5.

Marshall 10, Willmar 4

Marshall 000 000 118 -- 10 11 3

Willmar 002 000 200 -- 4 5 2

HITTING - Marshall: Ben Sanders 2-for-4, Mason Schneible 2-for-6, Andrew Larsen 1-for-5, Nathan Schafer 1-for-3, 2 runs; Andrew Mathowitz 2-for-3, 2b, rbi; Aaron Anthony 1-for-3, rbi; Spencer Buss 2-for-3, 2 runs, rbi ... Willmar: John Sawatzky 1-for-3, 2 runs; Brady Schneck 1-or-2b, 2 rbi; Ryan Horning 1-for-5, rbi; Nathanial Swoyer 2-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Marshall: Andrew Larson 12/3-1-0-0-2-2, Nathan Schafer 51/3-4-4-3-5-6 , Ty Alcorn (W) 2-0-0-0-0-1 ... Willmar: Nathanial Swoyer (L) 8-9-5-5-8-7, Jake Rambow 1/3-2-5-5-4-0, Austin Adamson 2/3-0-0-0-0-0