Marion wins big at Hutch Trinity

The Marion softball team’s doubleheader at Hutchinson Trinity was called early because of weather Tuesday.

Marion earned a 16-4 run-rule victory in Game 1 before play was suspended in the third inning of Game 2.

In the opener, the Warriors scored in all five innings, beginning with a two-hit, three-run top of the first, highlighted by Kayla Kroupa’s two-run single.

Marion extended its lead to 7-0 after two innings, thanks in part to Taylor May’s two-out, two-RBI single. Through three innings, the Warriors built their lead to 9-0. Reann Hamm hit an RBI double in that half-inning.

Marion scored twice in the fourth and blew the game open with five runs off five hits in the fifth. Bailey Robson drove in a pair of runs with a single to key the frame.

After throwing three shutout innings without surrendering a hit, Marion pitcher Shelby Felvus gave up two hits and two runs in the bottom of the fourth. Trinity scored two more in the fifth.

“The girls were just really on,” coach Jennifer Felvus said. “We were pitching well. We were playing great defense again, which we’ve been doing lately. The bats were big. We were making contact, hitting the ball hard, and we were running aggressively.”

Kayla Kroupa was 3-for-4 at-bat and had four RBIs. Felvus was also 3-for-4 and had two RBIs.

Felvus scattered four hits and four runs (three earned) over five innings to earn the pitching win. She walked four batters and struck out three.

Game 2 was suspended in the bottom of the third inning with Marion leading, 6-1.

Felvus hit a leadoff triple and scored on Kourtney Hansen’s RBI double in the first inning, and the Warriors scored five more off five hits in the second.

The Celtics scored one in the bottom of the third inning before the game was called with the bases loaded and two outs.

“It started sprinkling in the top of the third when we were hitting, and then as we took the field it was raining consistently,” Felvus said. “We got two quick outs and then it was a torrential downpour. For some reason they didn’t call it until we had walked four batters and we couldn’t even throw the ball back to the pitcher because it was so wet.”

Coming—Marion (6-5) was scheduled to host Inman Tuesday. The Warriors will host Canton-Galva Friday. Game 2 with Trinity will only be played if the outcome affects league or regional seeding. A makeup date of May 9 has been set.

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