JUNCTION CITY — McPherson’s Aaron Marshall, who is playing this summer for the Baldwin City Blues, had a huge game on Sunday as the Mid-Plains All-Stars outlasted the traveling Puerto Rico Collegiate All-Star Team, 11-6.
Marshall, who has hit .531 since joining the Blues, had an immense impact on the game despite the fact he was hitting ninth in the order.
On his first at-bat, Marshall crushed a 400-foot home run to dead center. He also singled later to finish the game 2 of 3 with two runs scored and a stolen base.
“I think they thought I was batting in the 9-hole for a reason,” Marshall said. “I knew he (Puerto Rico starting pitcher Jose Rodriguez) would throw me a fastball and I sat on it.”
The Puerto Rico team is regarded as being top notch, as several of its players have been drafted.
Marshall will be entering his senior season at Ottawa University of the KCAC, where he has been one of the top players in the conference the last two years. He was in the Top 10 nationally in home runs his junior year.