Warriors sweep Canton-Galva
The Marion softball team had a slow start Friday at Canton-Galva but won both games of a doubleheader against the Eagles, 10-2 and 13-1.
Megan Richmond and Chelsea Voth were the starting pitchers for the Warriors. Coach Jennifer Felvus said the team pitched to contact and counted on good defense to win the games.
Felvus used more of her bench players than usual, especially in the second game. She said it was good to get them more varsity experience.
The Warriors got out to an early lead Monday at Inman, scoring two runs in each of the second and third innings with hits by the middle and bottom thirds of the lineup. The Teutons came back to take the lead in the fifth inning and extend it in the sixth inning, and Marion lost, 8-4.
The second game of the doubleheader was more of a back-and-forth game, with the teams trading leads throughout the game. Inman took the lead and the walk-off victory in the bottom of the seventh inning.
The Warriors did not play Tuesday at Halstead. Felvus said Halstead scheduled contests with Hesston, although the baseball team was playing Marion. The Halstead athletic director did not tell the Warriors until they arrived at the field.
“They had a very good cheering section,” Felvus said of softball team’s presence in the stands at the Marion baseball games.