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Parkview's Marshall helps Team USA to World Cup

Parkview’s Mac Marshall got his senior year of baseball off to a strong start with his performance on Team USA’s 18U National Team.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound left-handed pitcher made three appearances, including a start, since being named to the team late last month, with two of those appearances helping Team USA to the gold medal at the 2013 IBAF ‘AAA’ 18U World Cup in Taichung, Taiwan, which concluded Sunday with Team USA’s 3-2 win over Japan.

Marshall’s first appearance in the World Cup was a one-inning relief appearance in Team USA’s 8-0 pool play win over Italy on Sept. 1, in which he threw one scoreless inning and pitched around three walks with a strikeout.

Three days later, he got the start and picked up the win in Team USA’s 12-6 victory over Colombia, going 5 2/3 innings and allowing six hits and three earned runs with five strikeouts.

Marshall also had another relief appearance in one of the team’s pre-tournament exhibition games, giving up just one hit and no runs with three strikeouts over 1 2/3 innings in a 6-5 loss to Chinese Taipei.

Overall, Marshall went 1-0 with a 3.21 ERA and nine strikeouts over 8 1/3 innings for Team USA this summer.