Twins Tommy and Bobby Marshall are leading the way on the mound for the Whitman-Hanson Regional High baseball team.
Twins brothers, Tommy and Bobby Marshall have a lot in common.
That list includes tossing complete games.
Tommy opened the Whitman-Hanson Regional High baseball team’s season with a complete-game shutout against Duxbury, striking out nine.
“Tommy came to me before the season even started and put that bug in my ear and said, ‘Coach I’m going to distance in the first game,’” said W-H skipper Pat Cronin.
Bobby had the best seat in the park for his brother’s gem because he caught it.
“I just congratulated him and wanted to match it,” said Bobby, who also plays outfield, third base, and pitcher.
He didn’t have to wait long. Bobby was on the hill the following game against Hingham. And he matched in, tossing a full seven innings, surrendering zero earned runs while punching out five in the 7-2 win.
“Once [Tommy] did it, you’re talking like refrigerator material in the Marshall house,” Cronin said with a laugh. “Bobby, of course, came right to me the next day and said, ‘Coach, I’m going the distance, too.’”
Tommy didn’t seem too surprised by his brother’s follow-up act.
“We’re very competitive,” said Tommy, who is coming off a 15-strike out, complete-game shutout against Duxbury last Tuesday. “Everything is a competition.”
The two have combined to fire 31 innings and post a 4-0 record for the Panthers, who are off to a 6-1 start.
“They kind of energized the team,” Cronin said. “Everyone loves playing behind them. They love baseball, it’s all they want to do is play baseball. They’re very positive, I don’t think I’ve ever seen them negative — and then you add the skill factor. They can both bring it. They can both throw very well for high school kids. They have good skills defensively and they’re aggressive at the plate.”
Tommy is in his third season on varsity, while Bobby is in his first after getting called up during the 2019 MIAA tournament.
“We have a lot of fun together because we get to play together, ” said Tommy, who is also hitting a team-high .478 with seven RBI’s. “There’s nothing better than that.”
That fun will continue next year. They’ll both attend Curry College, where they plan to play baseball.