The Marion softball team recorded two league wins and two losses last week to move to 4-6 on the season.
?We are really trying to renew our focus and gear up for a strong second half of the season,? coach Jennifer Felvus said. ?There is still work to be done, and we definitely want to hold on to the fight the girls have exhibited this far.?
Clay Center?Marion faced stiff competition Thursday, losing both games to Clay Center.
The Warriors managed only two hits in Game 1, losing 18-0 in four innings.
Clay Center scored three in the second and put the game out of reach with a 10-run third inning.
Megan Richmond absorbed the pitching loss. Over four innings, she gave up 14 hits and 18 runs (five earned). She walked three batters and struck out two.
Marion lost Game 2, 17-0 in four innings, again with only two hits.
Megan Davies pitched one inning and gave up five hits and nine runs (all earned). She walked four batters. Shelby Felvus pitched three innings and gave up eight hits and eight runs (four earned), while walking two and striking out two.
Canton-Galva?Marion swept a doubleheader Tuesday at home.
?(League wins) are important, and they were good wins,??coach Jennifer Felvus said.
The Warriors won Game 1, 13-0, in five innings.
Marion scored six runs in the first inning, fueled by five walks and an RBI single by Bailey Robson.
The Warriors added three runs in the second inning, aided by a Kayla Kroupa single and an RBI single by Robson.
Marion secured the win with four runs in the fourth inning, which was highlighted by a three-run triple by Shelby Felvus.
Robson was 3-for-3 with two RBIs; Felvus was 2-for-3 with three RBIs.
Canton-Galva mustered three hits in the game. Zoe Unruh, Mikayla Baldwin and Lauren Ballantyne each had one.
Megan Richmond was the winning pitcher. Over five innings, she gave up three hits and no runs with three strikeouts.
For Canton-Galva, Unruh pitched one inning and gave up one hit and six runs (four earned). She walked five and struck out one. Erika Smith pitched three innings and gave up five hits and seven runs (six earned). She walked five and struck out three.
Marion followed with an 11-6 victory in Game 2, a game in which Canton-Galva did not muster a base hit.
The Eagles scored first with two runs in the opening inning. Marion countered with three runs in the bottom of the inning and added two more in the second for a 5-2 lead.
Canton-Galva rallied to take the lead with four runs in the fourth inning, but Marion tied it with a run in the fifth, then used a five-run sixth inning to solidify the win.
Felvus was 3-for-5 with one RBI, Elizabeth Meyer 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and Kroupa 2-for-4, including a double, and had one RBI.
On the mound, Felvus pitched 31?3 innings and gave up no hits and six runs (none earned). She walked four and struck out four. Rich?mond pitched 32?3 innings and gave up no hits or runs, while walking no one and striking out four.
For the Eagles, Smith absorbed the loss. Over six innings, she gave up eight hits and 11 runs (eight earned), while walking eight and striking out two.
Coming?Marion was scheduled to play at Sedgwick Tuesday and will travel to Ell-Saline April 29.