Marion will enter the Class 3A state baseball tournament as the No. 2 seed when play begins next Thursday at Falley Field in Topeka. The Warriors (22-1) will face No. 8 Silver Lake (14-7) at 4 p.m. Thurs?day. If victorious, Marion would face the winner of No. 3 Wellsville (21-2) and No. 6 Bluestem (16-7) in a semifinal game at 1:30 p.m. Friday.
On the other side of the bracket, top-seeded Council Grove (23-0) will take on No. 8 Galena (12-11) and No. 4 Rock Creek (18-5) will face No. 5 Lyons (18-5) in first-round games on Thursday. The two winners wil play in the semifinals at 11 a.m. Friday.
The third-place will begin at 4 p.m. Friday and the championship game will follow at 6:30 p.m.