Marion succumbs to Chase County

Kirsten Hansen secures the third out of the third inning during Game 1 at Chase County Tuesday. Marion lost both games in its season-opener.The Marion softball team kicked off its season with a pair of losses at Chase County Tuesday.

Marion lost Game 1, 10-0, in five innings.

Chase County built a 3-0 lead through three innings and benefitted from a five-run fourth inning that included a three-run triple. The Bulldogs completed the run-rule victory by scoring twice in the fifth.

The Warriors managed just one hit: a fourth-inning single by Kayla Kroupa.

Shelby Felvus sustained the pitching loss. She gave up nine hits and 10 runs (nine earned) in 41?3 innings of work. She walked seven batters and struck out six.

Marion lost Game 2, 22-12 in six innings.

The Warriors took an early lead by scoring six runs in the opening inning, highlighted by an RBI double by Kourtney Hansen and a two-run home run by Paige May. Marion maintained it to lead, 6-3 through three innings.

The Warriors scored two more runs in the fourth, but Chase County tied the game with five runs in the frame.

Marion jumped back in front with a four-run fifth inning highlighted by Kourtney Hansen?s RBI single, but the Bulldogs dealt a fatal blow by scoring 11 in the bottom half of the inning. Three sixth-inning runs for Chase County sealed the run-rule win.

The Warriors recorded nine hits and nine errors in the game.

Kourtney Hansen was 3-for-4 at-bat and had two RBIs.

Felvus sustained the pitching loss, giving up 11 hits and 22 runs (eight earned) in 42?3 innings of work. She walked 10 batters and struck out six.

Coming?Marion (0-2) was scheduled to travel to Sedgwick Tuesday and will play at Bennington Friday. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.

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