Baseball team faces early struggles in conference play


By Seth Morin

The baseball season is approaching the halfway point, and the Grizzlies are off to a rough start, especially in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

The team’s record stands at 7-9 and 0-4 in the HCAC.

Franklin just came off of a 7-1 loss to Rose-Hulman.

The schedule will not be getting any easier, as the rest of the season consists of conference games. Most will be played on campus at the John P. McDowell Memorial baseball field.

“It’s just been a rocky start, up and down,” Lance Marshall, head coach of the baseball team, said.

Marshall has been with the program since 1997 and also serves as an assistant athletic director for the college.

But he does believe the team can get back to its winning ways.

“Better days are right around the corner,” Marshall said.

Marshall said the team consists of hard-working, dedicated athletes that have a pure passion for the sport of baseball and that everyone gives their best effort in every game.

“It is a great group of guys,” he said. “But things just haven’t gone our way.”

But he said the stretch of conference games does not faze him or the team.

“We are as good as anyone else in the league,” Marshall said.

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Ashley Shuler is the news editor of The Franklin. She has held various multimedia journalism and public relations internships, including positions at Indianapolis Monthly and The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. When she isn't staying up late to edit stories, Ashley spends her time boutique shopping and eating as many boneless wings as possible.

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  1. – awwwww! looks like so much fun! Great imeags!!! I’m loving the cross in the background so cool! He looks like he had fun! And I’m wondering if you were in those fields with your high heels on???

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