Hett pitches perfect game
Warriors win in minimum innings against Herington
The Marion Warriors baseball team only required six innings to win a pair of games Thursday against Herington via the mercy rule.
Pitcher Ethan Hett was dominant in the first game as the Warriors won, 15-0. It was a three-inning perfect game for Hett as he struck out seven batters.
“He attacked the strike zone and got them in a lot of defensive counts,” coach Roger Schroeder said.
It only took Hett 32 pitches to complete the victory.
In the second game, the Warriors rushed out to a 7-0 lead in the first inning. Runners on the base paths were helped out by a series of passed balls by Herington.
In the top of the second inning, Austin Pedersen recorded a perfect inning for Marion with two strikeouts and a groundout. Five Warriors got on base and three runs scored before Herington recorded a double play on a lineout to third. Marion led 13-0 after two innings.
Pitching in relief, Luke Steele loaded the bases before recording consecutive strikeouts to end the scoreless inning.
Remington Putter drew a walk to start the second half of the frame, and he scored on a triple to deep centerfield by Bret Voth. Voth in turn scored on a single by Jacob Baldwin to right field, ending the game with a score of 15-0.
“I would have liked to play some more ball,” Schroeder said. “We hit some balls hard, and they gave us some bases.”
Schroeder said his team did a good job not chasing pitches out of the strike zone and not trying too hard to pull pitches into leftfield.
Warriors sweep Little River
It wasn’t over as quickly or in as dominating fashion as against Herington, but the Warriors swept Little River on the road Tuesday, winning 10-4 and 6-4.