The Marion baseball team suffered its first losses of the season last week.
It was a week that saw the Warriors take part in two of four scheduled games as the already rescheduled doubleheader at Canton-Galva had to be postponed again because of weather.
Sedgwick—Marion dropped both games to Sedgwick Tuesday, 13-2 and 8-7.
In Game 1, Sedgwick took control early by scoring 10 runs to Marion’s one in the opening inning.
It was a deficit from which the Warriors could not recover.
Taylor Heidebrecht went 3-for-3 at the plate and scored one run. Grif Case hit a sacrifice fly and had one RBI.
Ethan Hett pitched 41⁄3 innings and gave up six hits and five runs (three earned) while walking no one and striking out seven hitters.
Luke Steele pitched two-thirds of an inning and allowed four hits and eight runs (four earned) while walking two Cardinals and striking out one.
The Warriors followed with an 8-7 loss in Game 2.
Sedgwick scored six unanswered runs over the first five innings, then tacked on an additional run in the top of the sixth before Marion answered with a six-run sixth inning to trail by one.
Each team scored one run in the seventh inning for the Cardinals’ one-point victory.
Heidebrecht had three hits—including a double—in four at-bats and had two RBIs, while Case went 2-for-4, including a double, with two RBIs.
Hett, Bret Voth and Jacob Harper each contributed one RBI, and Hett hit two doubles.
Harper pitched one inning and gave up one hit and one run (earned) while walking three and striking out no one.
Case pitched six innings and gave up 10 hits and seven runs (four earned) while walking one and striking out four.
Coming—Marion was scheduled to host Ell-Saline Tuesday and will travel to Inman Friday for a doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m.