The Marion softball team defeated Sedgwick in both games of a doubleheader Tuesday on the road.
The Warriors won the first game by the 10-run rule, 13-3 in the fifth inning. The second game was much closer, but the Warriors pulled out the 12-11 victory.
Megan Richmond pitched the first game, and she and Shelby Felvus combined to pitch the second game.
Marion took a 3-0 lead in the first inning of the second game, but Sedgwick came back to tie it at 3 in the second inning.
Marion and Sedgwick battled back and forth, and Sedgwick took a 9-8 lead into the seventh inning. The Warriors tied the game with a double by Elizabeth Meyer before extending a 12-9 lead. Sedgwick scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh and threatened to score again, but Marion won 12-11.
The Warriors’ next games will be Tuesday at Ell-Saline.
Clay Center sweeps Warriors
The Warriors’ doubleheader against the Clay Center Tigers on Thursday started promisingly with Marion holding Clay Center scoreless in the first inning and threatening to score in the bottom of the inning.
Felvus was stranded on third, though, and the Tigers came back by scoring 3 runs in the second, 10 in the third, and 5 in the fourth while holding the Warriors scoreless. Clay Center won 18-0.
Clay Center kept up the pressure right out of the gate in the second game, leading 6-0 after the first inning and 11-0 after the second. The Warriors held the Tigers scoreless in the third, but lost 17-0 after four innings.