MHS softball wins fourth straight

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN ERIC CLARK
The Marion softball team helped their statistical averages out in a big way by beating Wichita Independent in two lopsided games. The Warriors won the first game, 27-2, and the second one, 21-0.

The win marks Marion’s fourth straight win and their first two wins in the Cottonwood Valley League, but coach Charlotte Waner said her team struggled with a lead.

“At first we had difficulty keeping our intensity up due to the fact that we were so far ahead by the end of the first inning,” Waner said. “Once we got and stayed mentally in the game, we looked and played better.”

Megan Moore collected 12 strike outs against 20 batters. The Warrior team batting average soared to .756 for the night. Emmy Bowers, Heidi Zogelman, Krista Zogelman and Sarah Williams all were perfect at the plate.

“We played our whole squad,” Waner said. “Really no one stood out. All the girls played very well. Megan Moore had two triples in the first game and one in the second game. Emmy Bowers had a home run in the first game and a triple in the second. Nikki Moody had a triple in the second game.”

Waner said she believes her squad is moving in the right direction.

“We are continuing to become better mentally and physically in both our offense and defense,” she said.

Coming-Marion is 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the CVL. The Warriors were scheduled to face Council Grove on Tuesday.

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