McFadden sets strikeout record as Savannah rolls past Marshall for third
Blake McFadden closed out his Savannah high school career in impressive fashion Saturday in Springfield as he and his teammates defeated Marshall, 10-0, to win the third-place game at the Class 3 state baseball tournament.
McFadden threw a complete-game one-hitter to improve to 10-0 this season and the future Kansas State Wildcat struck out an MSHSAA and school record 18 batters en route to the victory.
He also went 2-for-5 at the plate with two runs scored and two RBI. Clayton McGinness added two hits and an RBI, while Zane Wilt doubled and drove in two runs.
Savannah scored three unearned runs in the first inning and added four more in the second on three hits to take an early 7-0 lead. That was more than enough for McFadden as the Savages scored three more runs in the seventh for cap off their 2012 season.
Savannah finishes 24-5 as they made it to back-to-back Class 3 Final Fours and had back-to-back 24 win seasons.