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Crush End the Series with the Nationals

By Amanda Penkalski, 07/01/22, 11:45AM CDT


The Queen City Crush played the Midwest Nationals for the last game of the series on Thursday, June 30th.

Devin McCollough (Springfield, MO) started the game on the mound for the Crush. Nationals got ahold of one run and end the top of the first with a 1-0 lead. The Crush went down in order to end the first inning. McCollough kept the Nationals at one added run in the top of the second putting the Crush back at the plate. Brock Wendlandt (Buffalo, MO) reaches first on a catcher's interference but was left there to move into the third inning. McCollough got out of the top of the third inning with only two more for the Nationals. A quick bottom half for the Crush and the Nationals kept the 4-0 lead.

Josh Buxton (Strafford, MO) took the mound in the top of the fourth and started his outing with a strikeout. Pitching around a few hits, Nationals manage to get one more to bring their lead to 5-0. Nathan Weatherly (Kiln, MS) led the offense off in the bottom of the fourth with a double to left field. Wendlandt hit a sacrifice fly to left scoring Weatherly to cut the Nationals lead to 5-1. Gabe Falcone (Sellersburg, IN) followed with a double of his own and stole his way to third before the last out leaves him on base. 

Buxton quickly retired the Nationals side to leave the score where it was. Issac Miller (Madison, WV) led the bottom half off drawing a walk. After a stolen base from Miller, the Crush were unable to get the run across ending the inning. 

Darwin Marrero (Wesley Chapel, FL) came in for Buxton in the sixth and went three-up, three-down keeping the Nationals from scoring. An uneventful bottom of the sixth for the Crush offense and Marrero stopped the threat at one run for the Nationals moving their lead to 6-1 at the bottom of the seventh. Levi Loughridge (Rolla, MO) came in to close in the eighth and pitched around a few hits but the Nationals managed a seventh run to their lead. The Nationals took the game 7-1. 

The Crush will play again Wednesday, July 6th for a new series against the Ozark Wild.