Marion softball struggles in second week of play

The Marion softball team split its home doubleheader with Hutch Trinity April 5, before dropping two games to Ellinwood Friday.

?We will continue to work to get better with each practice and every game,? coach Jill Hudson said. ?These girls are not quitters and they want to compete hard.?

In Game 1 against Ellinwood, Marion lost 11-1, managing only three hits for the game. Megan Richmond pitched the loss.

?It was the toughest pitcher we have faced and the girls struggled with getting their timing down against her,? Hudson said. ?Errors plagued us again, along with too many passed balls, allowing unearned runs to score.?

The Warriors lost Game 2, 8-7, with nine hits, compared to Ellinwood?s 14.

?There were fewer errors and we saw the ball better,? Hudson said.

Richmond went 3-for-3 and Annie Whitaker went 2-for-4 for Marion while Rae Allen pitched for the Warriors.

Hutch Trinity?The Warriors edged out Hutch Trinity in the first game, 13-12, thanks to multiple runs in the last five innings.

In Game 2, Trinity rebounded with an 11-5 win.

Marion managed three runs in the fourth inning, but could not keep up with a combined seven runs by Trinity in the third and fourth innings.

Coming?Marion is scheduled to compete at Canton-Galva Tuesday before playing Sedgwick at home Friday.

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