One game was over before it started, but the other went to the wire for the Marion High School softball team.
The Warriors scored six runs in the first inning of its first game against the Canton-Galva Eagles on Tuesday, setting the tone for the rest of the game.
As pitcher Megan Richmond threw a shutout, the Eagles struggled keeping the ball in the strike zone.
The Warriors took advantage, scoring three runs in the second without any RBIs.
Up 9-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning, Shelby Felvus tripled with the bases loaded to score three. A groundout RBI by Samantha Davies gave Marion a 13-0 lead going into the top of the fifth. The Eagles would not score and Marion won on a 10-run run rule.
The Warriors fell behind early in the second game, as the Eagles got on the board for a 2-0 lead.
Felvus and Richmond singled in the first inning, and with two outs, Bailey Robson walked, and a bad pitch soon after brought Felvus home. Cheyenne Jeffrey and Shayla Kline then walked, scoring Richmond and tying the game.
Down 6-5 in the bottom of the fifth inning, a wild pitch scored a Marion runner, tying the game going into the sixth.
Still tied in the bottom of the inning, Robson singled up the middle, scoring Richmond and Kayla Kroupa. Marion carried that momentum, scoring three more runs for an 11-6 lead. Canton-Galva was unable to rebound, losing by the same score.
Baseball team overpowers Eagles
In both of its games against Canton-Galva, the Marion baseball team did not struggle much in securing victories. The Warriors won the first game 6-0 behind the pitching of junior Brett Voth.
Down 1-0 in the bottom of the first inning in the next game, Taylor Heidebrecht tied the game after stealing third base, and then home on an errant throw. A double by Caleb Williams scored two more runs. He was batted in afterward, giving Marion a 4-1 lead.
The Warriors scored on walks with the bases loaded in the third, and added three more in the fourth for a 9-2 lead.
A three-run triple in the fourth inning gave Marion a 12-2 lead, which it protected at the top of the fifth inning for the win.