Marvel pitched 2 1-3 innings of scoreless middle relief, allowing one hit and one walk, and Matt Robinson tossed the final frame allowing only a walk.
Trey Pinder walked off Easton starter Brandon Latham to begin the Lions’ offense in the home first. Pinder advanced to third on a pair of ground outs and scored on a basehit to left by Rovenolt.
“He [Rovonolt] had a homer against Kent Island last week, a solo shot,” Fitzgerald said. “He’s been seeing the ball well for us. Got him actually moved up in the four hole right now and he’s taken to it kindly, that’s for sure.”
Porter retired the Warriors in order in the top of the second before the Lions took the lead in the bottom half.
Rosebrock doubled off a sign on the left-field fence to open Queen Anne’s second. He took third on a passed ball and scored on a basehit to right by Klepper. Klepper reached second on an outfield error and took third on a wild pitch. Kole Gunther followed with a walk. Marvel then lined an RBI single up the middle and Pinder followed with a sacrifice fly to center for a 4-1 lead.
Porter allowed a two-out hit in the third but fanned Easton’s next batter, and then the Lions scored five runs in the bottom half to finish the game’s scoring.
Rovenolt got Queen Anne’s third going with a leadoff-single up the middle. Pat Freeman singled to right and Rosebrock grounded an RBI hit up the middle. Freeman took third on a wild pitch and scored on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Klepper. With Keegan Bentz now on the mound for Easton, Gunther drove in a run with a liner
up the middle. Marvel followed with a deep-fly double to left for an 8-1 lead. Marvel later scored on a two-out single by Luke Weddell to end the scoring.
Latham allowed seven runs on seven hits and two walks in 2 1-3 innings. Bentz worked 3 2-3 innings of relief, allowing one earned run, four hits, and a walk.
The Warriors (3-3, 2-1) finished with four hits, all in different innings. Ryan Farr singled and Logan Baillif walked with one out in the sixth, but Marvel got a strikeout and a pop out to leave them stranded.
“Queen Anne’s hit the ball. They threw strikes. We fielded the ball well. I think Queen Anne’s just out-hit us today, simple as that,” Warriors head coach Albert Pritchett said. “We’ve got (Stephen) Decatur tomorrow so we’re hoping for another opportunity tomorrow.” Follow me on Twitter @csknauss / email me at firstname.lastname@example.org