Bryan -- The Brazos Valley Bombers came through with a big win over the McKinney Marshals in front of a raucous crowd on Margaritaville Wednesday. Former Texas A&M Aggies football coach Jackie Sherrill was on hand and threw out the first pitch as the Bombers came up with a 7-3 win.
Over 1000 fans were on hand, enjoying $2 Margaritas and Landsharks as a part of Margaritaville Wednesday. In addition, Fed Star Credit Union, 12th Man Kickoff Foundation and Saint Thomas Aquinas Church took part in pregame picnics on the party deck and picnic area, enjoying all-you-can-eat buffets. With 157participants, Fed Star Credit Union set the record for the largest pregame picnic in Brazos Valley Bank Ballpark history.
The Marshals jumped out to a 2-0 lead as the Bombers struggled to reach base against Marshals pitcher Casey Selsor, but the home team came through with a huge four run fourth inning to claim the lead. The Bombers batted around as Joe Craven, Danny Hernandez, Brett Parsons and Drew Mason all scored.
The Marshals cut the lead to 4-3 the next inning, but the Bombers scored three more in the seventh inning to put the game out of reach. Brett Parsons continued his hot hitting, as he went 2-for-4 with a single, double and two RBI.
Joaquin Hinojosa pitched two innings of one-hit ball, striking out four hitters to finish out of the game. The Bombers improved to 1-3 on the young season and will host the Coppell Copperheads tomorrow during Thirsty Thursday. Fans will be able to enjoy $1 Beer and $0.50 Soft Drinks all night long at the ballpark.
The Bombers home stand concludes with Fireworks Friday, as fans will have the opportunity to enjoy a fireworks show immediately following the game. The Texas Touring Ts Club will be making a special appearance as well, providing fans with an opportunity to see several original Model-T cars, which will be at the ballpark for the game.