The beginning is typically just as important as the ending.
The Texarkana Twins fell to the Texas Marshals after a slow start Tuesday night at George Dobson Field, 8-3.
The Marshals reached the scoreboard in the top of the first inning when Zavier Moore drove in Cameron Dobbs with a single to left field.
Moore scored two batters later when Jarod Free hit a shallow fly ball to left field to give the Marshals the early edge, 2-0.
Andre Rusche gave the visitors another run on his fielder's choice, scoring Jacob Free to lead the Twins, 3-0.
Jacob Rainns gave the Marshals more insurance, driving in Dyree Donswear and Nolan Box with his double to center field, edging the Twins at the bottom of the first, 5-0.
The Twins answered back at the bottom of the first inning.
Colton Kessler drove in Jalen Keys with a double off the left field wall to put the Twins on the scoreboard, 5-1.
Matt McDonald drove in Kessler to add a extra run for the Twins in the bottom of the first inning, 5-2.
Brendan Dunkleberger started on the hill for the Twins. Dunkleberger went three innings, gave up five runs and six hits.
Both pitchers seemed to settle down during the middle innings, after the early offensive onslaught.
The Marshals added a run in the top of the fourth inning with Bryce Donovan driving in Jordan Hollins with his infield single to edge this Twins, 6-2.
Nolan Box drove in Free and Donovan during the follow at-bat, to give the Marshals a 6-run lead in the fourth inning, 8-2.
The Twins found a answer at the bottom of the fifth inning.
Cam Hill scored on Kessler's sacrifice fly ball to slice into the Marshals lead, 8-3.
Kessler led the Twins at the dish going 2 for 4 with a double and scoring a run with 2 RBI.
William Gilbert, Joey Akers (6), Anthony Chavez (7), Will Sheets (9) and Bryce Donovan. Brendan Dunkleberger, Jake Christian (4), Gage Burns (7), Ryan Collins (8), Brett Lorah (9) and Hunter Sutherland. WP-Gilbert. LP-Dunkleberger