Marion baseball drops 3 of 4

Splitting a doubleheader against Smoky Valley Tuesday and losing twice to Hoisington Friday, the Marion baseball team (4-10, 4-8), will finish its regular season at home this week.

Playing at home against Smoky Valley, the Warriors lost Game 1, 12-11, and won Game 2, 10-6.

In Game 1, Wil Case was 2-for-2 with a double, three runs batted in and two runs scored. Austin Pederson went 1-for-3 with four RBIs and one run scored. Isaac Hett went 1-for-3 and scored three runs. Colton Olson was 2-for-4 and scored twice.

In Game 2, Marion?s hot hitting broke the game open with a run in the fourth and two in the fifth. After Hett scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the fourth, David Helmer stroked a two-RBI single by David Helmer that scored Adam Maag and Cole Lewman to open a 9-5 lead in the fifth.

Smoky Valley moved within a run in the top of the sixth, but Marion added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth. After leading off the Marion at-bat with a triple, Olson scored on a sacrifice fly to center by Brian Fruechting.

Olson had two triples, batting 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Helmer finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Fruechting went 1-for-2 with a double, two RBIs and one run scored. Lewman was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

Hoisington?The Warriors exhibited more offense Friday, just not as much as host Hoisington, who scored 26 runs in the doubleheader. Marion scored 13.

Case went 4-for-8 with three doubles, four RBIs and four runs scored. Lewman was 4-for-7 with two doubles and two runs scored.

Coming?Scheduled to host Lyons Tuesday and Hillsboro Friday, Marion is 3-5 at home. Lyons (2-12, 2-10) is on a nine-game losing streak, falling to Hillsboro in a doubleheader at Lyons, April 23. Hillsboro (9-5, 8-4) is on a four-game win streak.

The doubleheaders begin at 4:30 p.m.

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