Marion softball wins one, loses two

Lindsey Sigel secures the first out at first base on a ground ball to third during the bottom of the sixth inning of Game 2 at Remington Tuesday. Marion lost both games of the doubleheader, 5-3 and 19-9.
Lindsey Sigel secures the first out at first base on a ground ball to third during the bottom of the sixth inning of Game 2 at Remington Tuesday. Marion lost both games of the doubleheader, 5-3 and 19-9.
The Marion softball team went 1-2 last week to move to 6-4 in Heart of America league play, 6-6 overall.

Sterling—Marion earned a split with Sterling, playing Game 2 Friday and winning 16-6 in five innings. The game was rescheduled from April 21. Sterling won Game 1 that day, 12-4, in six innings in a game shortened because of rain.

Three Warriors had three hits in Marion’s win: Bailey Baker, Kourtney Hansen and Taylor May. Baker, Katelyn Christensen and Lindsey Sigel each drove in three runs.

Shelby Felvus (6-4) earned the pitching win. She struck out five Black Bears in five innings of work.

Coach Jennifer Felvus said her team improved its hitting in the outing.

Remington—Marion lost two league games Tuesday.

The Warriors lost Game 1, 5-3.

After Remington scored the game’s first run in the first inning, Marion claimed the lead, 2-1, with a two-hit, two-run top of the fourth inning that also included an error and a walk.

Taelyn Pagel led off with a double and scored when Paige May reached base via error. May scored on a wild pitch later in the frame.

However, Remington tied the game by hitting an RBI double in the bottom half of the inning. Then, using two walks and two errors, the Broncos plated three more runs without a hit in the fifth inning to break the tie.

Marion scratched one run across in the seventh inning when Bailey Baker led off with a double and Kourtney Hansen drove in a run with a single, and the Warriors brought the tying run to the plate but were unable to score again.

Marion out-hit Remington, 5-3, but made three errors to Remington’s two. Baker was 2-for-3 at-bat. Hansen had one RBI.

Shelby Felvus (5-3) absorbed the pitching loss. In six innings, she gave up three hits and five runs (two earned). She walked six batters and struck out five.

Marion lost Game 2, 19-9, in six innings.

Remington built a 7-1 lead through two innings. Marion scored its first run in the second inning when Lindsey Sigel hit an RBI double.

The Broncos outscored Marion, 4-3, in the fourth inning. Corrina Crabb highlighted the frame with a two-run triple.

Marion plated two runs in the fifth inning when Crabb hit a two-RBI single, and the Warriors scratched three more runs across in the top of the sixth inning without a hit, using two walks, a couple wild pitches, and two errors.

However, Remington scored eight runs off four hits in the bottom half of the inning to put the mercy rule into effect. The Broncos benefitted from three walks, two hit batters and an error.

Marion committed five errors in the game.

Shelby Felvus (5-4) sustained the pitching loss. In 31⁄3 innings, she gave up seven hits and 11 runs (seven earned). She walked three batters and struck out four.

Kourtney Hansen was 2-for-2 at-bat. Paige May and Crabb were both 2-for-4. Crabb drove in four runs.

Coming—Marion was scheduled to travel to Bennington Tuesday and will host Canton-Galva Friday at 4:30 p.m.