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Aug, 2022

Game Seventeen: Marion, IL 8, Greensboro, NC 5

Game Seventeen: Marion, IL 8, Greensboro, NC 5

Marion, IL wins over Greensboro, NC in a late game to advance to the Championship game with a score of 8-5.

Marion scored in the bottom of the first on a single by Caleb Siebers to make it a 1-0 game, but Greensboro quickly returned the run on a double by Conner Smith.

In the bottom of the third inning, Marion took a 5-1 lead. A sacrifice fly by Ethan Golish broke the tie. Dawson Griffith and Jack Ford singled to drive in a combined three runs.

A hit by pitch with bases loaded made the score 6-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Not slowing down, Marion extended their lead by two more runs. Drake Moss hit a fly ball triple to drive in one run, with Caleb Siebers hitting another single to make it an 8-1 game.

Greensboro tried to catch up to Marion in the top of the sixth inning. Nathan Billings was hit by a pitch, advancing the runners and scoring a run. A single by Wesley Clewis and a sacrifice fly by Angel Mora Valdes cut Marion’s lead to 8-4.

With only the top of the seventh inning left to try to get out ahead of Marion, Greensboro had a lot of ground to make up. A single by Greensboro’s Conner Smith scored the final run, making the final score 8-5 with Marion advancing to the Championship.

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