Hillsboro sweeps Marion
The Marion senior Babe Ruth team lost to Hillsboro 16-4 and 4-3 in ta doubleheader Tuesday in Hillsboro.
Marion hurlers Heath Hill and Ethan Hett struggled early in the first game. Hillsboro opened a 9-0 lead in the first inning. The two pitchers combined to walk nine Hillsboro batters in the game, two of whom scored runs with the bases loaded.
“The strike zone was really inconsistent,” head coach Tyler Mermis said. Warrior fielders also struggled, misplaying balls in the outfield and overthrowing first base on the infield. “We need to do a better job making plays,” Mermis said.
The lineup did a nice job at the plate in the first game. First baseman Marshall Ragland had two doubles in a 2-for-3 effort. Colton Olsen and Hill also went 2-for-3. Catcher Abe Eldridge went 2-for-2.
“Our bats were really not bad,” Mermis said. “Sometimes it takes a while of the guys to settle in.”
Hillsboro’s Tyler Ediger pitched a complete game in the nightcap.