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Photo by Mike Morrison Marietta Post 64’s Noah West, right, rounds third base during Wednesday’s American Legion baseball game against Parkersburg Post 15 at Don and Sue Schaly Field in Pioneer Park.

Marietta Post 64 held Parkersburg Post 15 scoreless for six of seven innings in Wednesday night’s American Legion fight at Don and Sue Schaly Field in Pioneer Park.

Unfortunately for Marietta and fortunately for Post 15, this inning was huge as Parkersburg sent 13 batters home to score nine times en route to a 9-2 win to move to 15-5 on the season.

The monster inning coupled with outstanding pitching from starter Dylan Holliday and relievers Evan Swain and Brodie Wiggins provided Station 15 with their seventh straight victory.

“We have a good ball team and we are proud of our good defense and good throwing,” said Post 15 manager Mike Goodwin. “It’s our bread and butter and we were able to combine that with a big offensive run tonight.”

Marietta starting pitcher Jonah Emory walked Nic Menarchek in the first inning but recovered to retire Parkersburg’s next three batters in order.

Things wouldn’t go so well for Emory in the second, as Parkersburg’s first nine batters not only reached base, but scored so post 15 put Marietta in a hole they would never get out of.

Wiggins was hit by a pitch to start the rally before Izek Baldwin and Caden Parker followed with singles to charge the bases.

Colton Pepper tied on walks in the first inning and Carter King followed with an RBI single to make it 2-0.

Menarchek singled to tackle the third run and Brett Haskins reached on an error to increase the lead to four.

Drew Woofter singled in a pair and after a Holliday single, Haskins scored on a wild pitch.

An inside pitch from Baldwin added one more before Parker finished the huge inning with his second hit from the frame to make it 9-0.

Marietta head coach Larry Hiser handed the ball to Noah West in the third inning and the Frontier Cougar did their job on the mound allowing just two hits in three innings of scoreless work.

Holliday shot two scoreless innings to start the night for Parkersburg while Swain came in relief and struck out the post 64 in order in the third.

Marietta reached Swain for what turned out to be his only two runs in the fourth as Peyton Blue scored on a pitching error and later in the inning West delivered an RBI single to cut the lead to 9- 2.

Malachi Morton took over for post 64 and shot two scoreless innings himself.

“That second round was definitely our downfall, but you have to give our kids credit for fighting the rest of the game,” said Hiser. “Noah West and Malachi Morton were throwing darts and did a hell of a job for us.”

Wiggins took over on the mound for post 15 in the fifth and the former Parkersburg South Patriot was perfect the rest of the way by striking out the last nine batters in order, three by strikeout and six thanks to the exceptional interior defense of post 15.

“I was really thrilled with the way our three kids threw and kind of controlled them offensively,” said Goodwin. “Our offense only went one inning and it was big enough for us to win because our pitchers did their job.”

Holliday was credited with the win while Wiggins clawed back the save while Emory took the loss for Marietta, who slips to 3-11 on the season.

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