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James Marcinkowski Drives In Four As Franklin Duelers Wins Over Muhlenberg County Stallions



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James Marcinkowski was clutch at the plate with ducks on the pond on Wednesday, driving in four on two hits to lead Franklin Duelers past Muhlenberg County Stallions 13-7 on Wednesday. Marcinkowski drove in runs on a grand slam in the fifth.

Franklin Duelers collected 14 hits and Muhlenberg County Stallions had 16 in the high-scoring affair.

Franklin Duelers fired up the offense in the second inning, when Tim Blankenberger homered on a 0-1 count, scoring two runs.
In the top of the third inning, Muhlenberg County Stallions tied things up at two when Will Myers singled on a 0-1 count, scoring two runs.

Franklin Duelers pulled away for good with four runs in the fifth inning. In the fifth Marcinkowski homered on a 2-0 count, scoring four runs.

Franklin Duelers put up four runs in the eighth inning. The offensive firepower by Franklin Duelers was led by Trejen Birdwell and John Benevolent, all knocking in runs in the inning.

Mickey Foytik was the winning pitcher for Franklin Duelers. He surrendered five runs on 12 hits over six and two-thirds innings, striking out seven. Alec Cruz and Rylan Thomas entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.

Allen Howe took the loss for Muhlenberg County Stallions. He went five innings, allowing six runs on nine hits and striking out three.

Franklin Duelers launched four home runs on the day. Travis Faix went deep in the seventh inning. Blankenberger had a long ball in the second inning. Marcinkowski had a four bagger in the fifth inning. Willy Diaz had a dinger in the sixth inning.

Franklin Duelers tallied 14 hits in the game. Faix, Birdwell, Benevolent, Ethan Shelton, Marcinkowski, and Diaz each managed multiple hits for Franklin Duelers. Diaz, Marcinkowski, Shelton, Benevolent, Birdwell, and Faix each collected two hits to lead Franklin Duelers. Franklin Duelers was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Blankenberger had the most chances in the field with nine.

Muhlenberg County Stallions scattered 16 hits in the game. Tad Marks, Jackson Little, Seth Taylor, Julian Sansores, Tucker Jordan, and Reece Puckett each had multiple hits for Muhlenberg County Stallions.

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