The Marion softball team?s season came to a close Monday in a heartbreaking 8-7 loss to No. 4 Hutchinson Trinity in the first round of the Class 3A regional tournament hosted by Southeast of Saline.
?Overall, I just felt like we again couldn?t convert on all our opportunities,? coach Jennifer Felvus said. ?It was a great fight, which has characterized our entire season.?
Competing at Hutch Trinity, the fifth-seeded Warriors tied the game at 7 with a run in the top of the seventh inning. But the Celtics scored the game-winning run in the final half inning.
Marion jumped to a 2-0 lead after the first inning. Sam Davies and Megan Richmond each knocked out doubles to aid the cause.
The Celtics evened the score at 2-2 after two innings before Marion added a run in the third. Trinity scored three runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 5-3 lead.
In the top of the fourth, Shyla Harris and Bailey Robson hit back-to-back singles, and Sam Davies brought them home with a two-run double that tied the game at 5.
In the bottom of the inn?ing, the Celtics scored twice to reclaim the advantage.
Marion drew within 7-6 with a run in the sixth and tied the game in the top of the seventh, using singles by Richmond and Kline. But the Celtics gained the winning run with a run in the bottom of the inning.
Sam Davies was 3-for-3 (all doubles) with two RBIs. Richmond was 3-for-4, including a double, and had two RBIs.
Marion concludes the season with a record of 11-10.