Marion baseball No. 1 seed, softball No. 5 seed in regional tournaments

Regional tournament seedings for the Marion baseball and softball teams were released Wednesday.

BASEBALL

Marion (18-1) has received the No. 1 seed in the Class 3A regional tournament hosted by Southeast of Saline next week. The Warriors will have a first-round bye and will play the winner of No. 4 Remington (6-12) and No. 5 Hillsboro (5-15) in the semifinals Wednesday at 1 p.m.

The other half of the bracket features No. 2 Southeast of Saline (13-5) with a first-round bye, who will play the winner of No. 3 Beloit (10-5) and No. 6 Minneapolis (5-15) in the semifinals Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.

The championship will be played Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Marion won regular-season sweeps of both Hillsboro and Remington.

SOFTBALL

Marion will host a Class 3A regional softball tournament next week.

The Warriors (12-8) are the No. 5 seed and will face No. 4 Lyons (13-7) Monday at 6:30 p.m. With a win, Marion would play the winner of No. 1 Southeast of Saline (17-1) and No. 8 Halstead (5-15) Tuesday at 3 p.m.

The other half of the bracket features No. 2 Sterling (16-2) versus No. 7 Hesston (7-11) and No. 3 Hutchinson Trinity (14-6) versus No. 6 Remington (9-9).

The finals will be played Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Marion faced three of the teams in its bracket during the regular season, splitting with Sterling, and losing twice to both Remington and Hutchinson Trinity.

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