FC Mustangs outhit Marion in home loss

Forrest City outhit Marion in Wednesday's game but Marion outscored the Mustangs to take a hard fought 6-2 win over the Mustangs dropping them to their sixth loss of the year.

Forrest City scored their two runs on seven hits while Marion plated six runs on three hits.

The Mustangs scored twice in the bottom of the second inning to lead 2-0. Marion answered with single runs in the third and fourth innings to force a 2-2 tie and won the game by plating two runs each in the sixth and seventh innings.

Tied at 2-2 in the top of the sixth, Forrest City pitcher Bobby Hardrick induced a ground out, but two runs scored to put Marion on top 4-2.

Marion tacked on the final two runs in the top of the seventh and the Mustangs couldn't mount a comeback in the bottom of the seventh.

Trajan Norment drove in Noah Thomas for the first Forrest City run on a double before scoring the second run of the game on a base hit by Deviuntae Foster.

Marion knotted the game at 2-2.

Hardrick took the loss for Forrest City, throwing all seven innings allowing the six runs on three hits with two strikeouts. Hardrick threw 99 pitches, 48 of those strikes.

Thomas finished with one run on two hits and one walk while Norment scored his single run on one hit. Foster, Hardrick, Nick Moton and Josh Randle each collected one hit each.

Marion didn't commit a single error in the field.

Forrest City will host Nettleton today for a 5A-East Conference doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m. at the Sports Complex. The Mustangs will host West Memphis on Friday for a junior varsity doubleheader before beginning spring break next week.

(Fred Conley may be contacted at fredsports50@yahoo.com)