(Fulton) pitcher Tim Dunn shut out the Bobcats through eight innings, allowing only one hit to give the Railroaders a victory on a warm summer evening in Fulton.
Dunn, who goes (to) 3-1 on the season, walked only one batter, struck out seven and added several outstanding defensive plays to help his defense. Losing pitcher Trey Smith threw a good game through five innings, striking out nine, giving up one hit and two walks. He goes to 2-1.
The Railroaders' first run came in the second inning off a timely hit by Morgan Gregory thatdrove in Tyler Monkman, who had reached from being hit by a pitch. Without a hit, Fulton added two more in the fifth off a costly Marion error, two walks, a hit batter and a fielder's choice. The Railroaders tacked on three more in the sixth using three hits and another Bobcat error.
Marion stranded five runners on base, while Fulton left seven. Leading Fulton's offense was Gregory, going 2-for-3 with one RBI and two stolen bases, and Brian Beavin, 2-for-4 and one RBI.
Pat Murphy got the only Bobcat hit on the evening. The two teams meet again on Friday for the second of three games in Fulton.