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Outlaws shut out Indians

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 22, 2014 at 7:24 am •  Published: April 22, 2014

Marlow baseball snapped a three-game losing streak with a 10-0 win at home against Comanche Monday.

“We needed to get this win and we got it,” said Marlow coach Jeff Brewer.

The Outlaws lost to Blanchard, Newcastle and Sterling last week, dropping to fourth in the Class 3A rankings. Brewer said that humbled his players and should get them to correct areas they need to address.

Marlow got a strong outing from lefthanded pitcher Brady Melton, who held Comanche to two hits and struck out eight.

“He gave us a quality start,” Brewer said. “He threw strikes, forced outs and gave our defense a chance to help him out.”

The Outlaws tallied six hits, highlighted by Kelby Richardson’s two-run shot over the left field wall in the third inning. Brewer said the Outlaws have some hitters struggling but expects them to get better.

“They’re just thinking too much,” he said. “We’ve got to get back to basics, find a rhythm, and if the pitch is in the zone, find a way to hit it out.”

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