The Marion baseball team swept doubleheaders against Canton-Galva and Bennington last week but split two games at Inman Monday to hold a 7-3 HOA league record, 13-3 overall.
Inman—Marion won Game 1 at Inman Monday, 4-0, but dropped a close, 10-9 contest in Game 2.
Additional results were not available at press time.
Canton-Galva—Marion was never threatened in two run-rule wins at Galva Friday.
“We hit the ball really well and threw strikes,” coach Roger Schroeder said.
The Warriors won Game 1, 23-2. After two scoreless innings, Marion scored seven runs in the third, nine in the fourth and seven in the fifth to prompt the five-inning mercy rule.
The Eagles scored one run in both the fourth and fifth innings.
For Marion, Taylor Heidebrecht went 2-for-4 with a double and had four RBIs. Austin Pedersen went 2-for-5 with four RBIs and two doubles. Zac Lewman hit a double and a triple on 3-for-5 hitting with two RBIs.
Also contributing two RBIs apiece were Ethan Hett, Bret Voth, Dylan Pippin and Remington Putter.
Jacob Dailey led Canton-Galva, going 1-for-2 at the plate with one RBI.
Pedersen was Marion’s winning pitcher. He threw three scoreless innings while walking two hitters and striking out seven. Bret Voth pitched two innings in relief.
Klingensmith absorbed the loss for Canton-Galva.
The Warriors followed with an 18-0 no-hit victory in Game 2 behind the pitching of Heidebrecht and Pippin.
Marion scored two runs in the opening inning and followed with five more in the second, two in the fourth and nine in the sixth.
Grif Case went 4-for-4 at the plate with two triples and had four RBIs. Jacob Baldwin went 3-for-4 with two triples and two RBIs, while Ethan Hett knocked out four hits in five at-bats and had two RBIs.
Heidebrecht contributed three RBIs on 3-for-5 hitting, including a triple. On the mound, he walked two and