Baseball and softball
Lady Warriors split doubleheader
Marion’s softball team split a doubleheader on the road Friday against Sterling while the Warriors’ baseball had the week off.
The Lady Warriors beat Sterling 7-6 in the first game, increasing a winning streak to four, only to lose the second game, 11-10.
On Tuesday, Marion welcomed Hutch-Trinity at home for a doubleheader.
Both baseball and softball swept Hutch-Trinity in these games. Baseball was held to only five innings in each game because the Warriors were ahead, 16-1 in the first game, and 10-0 in the second. Ian Ingels captured himself a grand slam in the first game.
Softball played all seven innings in the first game, Warriors winning 12-7. The second game was held to five innings with Warriors up 25-15.
Hillsboro baseball remained winless for the season after losing a home doubleheader Friday to Halstead, 12-2 and 15-1.
Kayden Trimble, Jesse Collins, and Dawson Boldt were the three players to make it home in the two games.
Hillsboro softball didn’t have much luck against Halstead either, losing both games, 11-8 and 23-3.
“We struggled to make fundamental plays,” coach Alyssa Kroeker said. “At one point we were ahead 6-5, but ended up losing. We need to understand that trust means making plays and getting outs for each other and not for ourselves.”
There were positives, however. Kori Arnold pitched the first game, recorded strikeouts and went 2 for 4 as lead-off hitter.
On Tuesday, both Hillsboro baseball and softball traveled to Larned for a doubleheader.
Baseball lost both games to Larned 16-0, and 13-2. The Trojans softball lost its first game 3-1, but seeked its revenge in the second game, winning 14-11.