The Sacred Heart Gremlins kicked off their baseball season Monday night at Marshall and came out victorious over the Owls in a pitcher's duel.

Both teams were strong on the pitcher's mound Monday, but the Gremlins defeated the Owls with a 3-2 victory. Sacred Heart pitchers allowed only 7 hits to the Owls.

The Gremlins fired up the offense in the first inning when Carter Rice singled on a 1-1 count scoring 1 run. Gavin Caldwell was on the pitcher's mound for Sacred Heart. The right-hander went five-and-a-third innings, allowing two runs on 6 hits and striking out 9.

Jayden Edmund led things off on the mound for the Marshall Owls. The pitcher went two-and-a-third innings, allowing 2 runs and 4 hits, striking out 6 and no walks. Aiden Coffman threw three-and a-third innings out of the bullpen.

The Gremlins racked up 6 hits. Tanner Damlo and Connor Rice both collected multiple hits leading for the Gremlins.

Marshall's Edmund went 2 for 3 at the plate to lead the Owls in hits.

Wednesday's game against Sweet Springs was canceled and will not be rescheduled.

Next action is on the road this Friday at New Franklin, with a start time of 5 p.m., said Amanda Blackburn, Sacred Heart School athletic director.

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