Marshall Judisch pitches

MPCG sophomore Marshall Judisch prepares to throw a pitch in the third inning of the Region 2 title game against the Tommies. 

MAYVILLE – MayPort-CG head coach Alex Berry could’ve imagined a hundred ways the Region 2 championship game against Thompson would end.

A forfeit by the Patriots midway through the contest that allowed the Tommies to walk off with a 5-1 victory probably wasn’t one of them.

After beating Hatton-Northwood in a loser-out game May 26, MPCG advanced to the Region 2 title game to take on a Tommies squad that had beaten the Patriots a day earlier.

Thompson and head coach Nate Soulis had erased a 1-0 deficit and led 5-1 halfway through the fourth inning when the championship game was unexpectedly stopped.

Umpires, tournament officials and coaches huddled for more than 10 minutes before determining MPCG’s Marshall Judisch had exceeded his daily pitch count.

The sophomore left-hander had thrown 40 pitches against Hatton-Northwood and another 86 as the starting pitcher against Thompson.

Although Judisch hadn’t reached his 135-pitch tournament cap, officials ruled he exceeded his 120-pitch daily limit before facing a batter earlier in the third inning.

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