Marshburn mows down Comets


Garner senior Tyler Marshburn, was in a word - dominate on Tuesday night fanning a career high 12 batters to help lift the Trojans to a 2-0 victory over the home standing Clayton Comets at Pleasant Field.

Clayton (3-2, 1-1) ran an equally dominate Evan Phillips (L, 1-1) to the hill on Tuesday as he struck out 11 Trojan hitters but in the end it was three mistakes that cost the Comet righty.

Garner (4-2, 1-0) scored the first run of the game in the third winning when Aquail Sanders walked to begin the frame as was moved to second base on a Skyler Strickland sacrifice bunt. Sanders moved up to third on a pass ball before he was singled home by Taylor Stephens as the Trojans took a 1-0 lead.

That margin held up until the sixth inning when another Garner senior made an impact on the contest. Alec Hulmes turned on a two ball, two strike pitch from the Comet pitcher and lifted it over the wall in left field for the final 2-0 margin.

Marshburn (W, 2-0) worked a complete game for the men of Troy scattering four hits, walking just one man and striking out 12.

Garner will return to action on Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 when they welcome Middle Creek to Trojan Park.

**Coach Nelson and his JV squad earned their first conference win of the season as they defeated Clayton 5-4 on Tuesday afternoon. The Trojans will travel to Middle Creek on Wednesday at 4:15.**

Varsity Softball falls to Clayton

Garner and Clayton locked horns on the softball field Tuesday night at Clayton High and once again it was an epic pitchers duel. However, for the second straight meeting, the Comets got the better of the Lady Trojans winning 2-1.

Garner (1-1, 0-1) scored first pushing across a run in the sixth inning when Cheyenne Champion scored on a sacrifice fly by Alyssa D'Arco which made it 1-0 Lady Trojans.

Both pitchers continued to dominate as Garner's Lauren Marbrey scattered five hits on the night, but in her final inning, the Comets pushed across a pair of runs thanks to four consecutive hits as they earned the 2-1.

Coach Barbour and his lady Trojans return to action on Thursday afternoon at 7:00 when they host Cary at Trojan Field.

**Coach Maxwell and her JV Lady Trojans earned a 12-0 victory over Clayton. Garner (2-0, 1-0) will be at home Thursday at 5:00 when they host Cary.**

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