FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
Another late comeback attempt by the Marshals on Wednesday was averted by the Copperheads for the second consecutive night, allowing Coppell (19-19) to beat McKinney (21-16) 8-6 and move to within 2 and 1/2 games of the TCL lead.
Coppell held an 8-1 lead going into the 8th inning, but McKinney was able to put up two in that inning and three more in the 9th, but it was still not enough.
McKinney starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson (Alabama) earned the loss pitching into the fifth inning but allowing five runs on five hits with four walks and four strikeouts.
McKinney’s defense was subpar on the evening as only three of the eight Coppell runs were earned. Errors by Jake Smith (Alabama), Nick Schwaner (New Orleans) and J.B. Brown (Pacific) were all costly.
Mike Sharp (Alabama) was 2-3 on the night offensively, and Digger Towe (Alabama-Birmingham) and Michael Reed (Grayson) each contributed with pinch hit doubles.
The Marshals will close out the three-game road trip to Coppell on Thursday before returning home to host the Copperheads on Friday, where it will be Christmas in July at The Gabe. All fans bringing a new, unwrapped toy will receive $1 admission with the toys going to CASA of Collin County. Game time is 7:05.