Swampscott's Luke Marshall currently leads the North Shore Navigators in starts (5), innings pitched (24) and strikeouts (29). (Item Photo: Spenser Hasak)
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Swampscott native Luke Marshall finding his groove with North Shore Navigators

LYNN — As the North Shore Navigators hit their midseason stride, a number of local players are also rounding into form for the home stretch. 

Swampscott native Luke Marshall is one such player, and the Stonehill College rising senior demonstrated that Tuesday night with his best outing of the season. Marshall pitched six innings of scoreless baseball, allowing just one hit while striking out a season-high nine batters in a 5-0 Navs victory.

"I'm just feeling really comfortable out there on the mound," said Marshall. "I'm throwing a lot of strikes and my offspeed stuff has been really solid, and it's all helping me build confidence."

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