Mother Nature didn't keep the McPherson American Legion Seniors off the field at Andover Thursday night, though the weather did limit the number of games played.
Post 24 only got in one game against the Trojans Thursday night, a lighting-delayed 10-7 loss that saw McPherson give up a six-run fifth inning.
"We got off to a good start," McPherson coach Craig Marshall said. "But the big inning did us in."
McPherson jumped out to an early lead in the first inning, kick started by a Brodie Burney RBI single to left field that scored Steven Gonzalez. Tanner DeVore knocked in Aaron Marshall off a sacrifice fly ball to right field, while Burney made home off an attempt to throw him out at third.
Steven Gonzalez started on the mound, going the first 2 1/3 innings, holding Andover to only three runs off three hits. He started having some troubles in the third, prompting Craig Marshall to bring in Aaron Marshall to get them out of the jam after the Trojans tied up the game.
Marshall was knocked around in the Andover fifth, however, giving up six runs off six hits. Alex Ruxlow was then brought in and finished out the game, going 1 2/3 innings, giving up two hits and one run.
McPherson was trailing 10-3 going into the top of the fourth and in need of a rally. Post 24 got the bases loaded with one out, allowing Marshall to blast a line drive triple to center field that scored three runs. DeVore added another run off a fielder's choice to short stop that scored Marshall. The rally, though, fell short after McPherson closed the gap to 10-7.
Marshall had the one hit in three at-bats, getting three RBIs and scoring twice. DeVore added two RBIs.
McPherson (7-12) is back in action this morning, as they travel to Buhler to face both Buhler and Winfield in a triangular starting at 11 a.m.