The Marion baseball team kept its win streak alive with two shutout victories over Clay Center Friday to boost its season record to 8-0. The doubleheader at Canton-Galva scheduled for last Tuesday was postponed because of weather.
Clay Center—The Warriors coasted to victory in Marion Friday night in two games originally scheduled to be played at Clay Center but moved to Marion because of a wet field.
“We did a very good job in both games,” coach Roger Schroeder said. “We actually played our first errorless doubleheader of the year.”
Playing as the visitors, Marion won Game 1, 13-0, using a five-run first inning to take control of the game from the start, and building up to 13 runs over the course of five innings.
Ethan Hett contributed one hit and three RBIs, while Zach Robson and Austin Pedersen each had two hits and as many RBIs. Grif Case contributed three hits and had one RBI in four at-bats.
Robson and Dylan Seacat each hit a double to aid Marion.
Ethan Hett pitched all five innings. He gave up three hits and no runs, while walking two and striking out five.
The Warriors followed with a 10-0 victory in Game 2.
Marion scored three runs in the first inning, added another in the second and polished the win with five more in the top of the fourth inning and one final score in the fifth.
Caleb Williams hit a double in the top of the fourth inning and had three RBIs.
Pedersen contributed one hit in two at-bats and had two RBIs, while Hett and Zac Lewman each had one hit and one RBI.
On the mound, Pedersen pitched all five innings and gave up only one hit. He walked two hitters and struck out nine.
Schroeder said he was pleased with the performances of his pitchers and the Warrior defense.
The offense, meanwhile, made good adjustments at the plate, he said, doing more than enough to come away with the wins.
Coming—Marion was scheduled to host Sedgwick Tuesday and will play two makeup games at Canton-Galva Thursday.