MHS baseball 1-1 versus Sedgwick

The Marion baseball team split a league doubleheader with Sedgwick Tuesday night.

The Warriors lost Game 1, 10-7. The Cardinals scored the first run in the top of the second inning, but Marion answered with a tying run in the bottom half of the inning when Seth Savage worked a one-out walk and later scored on a wild pitch.

The Warriors used three hits and an error to scratch across three runs in the third inning. Savage worked a bases-loaded walk, and Nathan Baldwin drove in two runs with a base hit.

Sedgwick did the bulk of its damage in the fourth inning, scoring six runs off two hits, then extending its lead further with a two-hit, two-run top of the fifth. A seventh-inning leadoff home run capped Sedgwick’s scoring, leaving Marion trailing 10-4, heading into its final batting opportunity.

In the final half-inning, Marion scored three runs—Evann Heidebrecht and Cole Srajer hit RBI singles in the frame—and brought the tying run to the plate, but, the Cardinals ended the rally with a strikeout.

Baldwin was 2-for-3 at-bat and had two RBIs. Baldwin (2-1) absorbed the pitching loss. In three innings, he gave up two hits and seven runs (six earned). He walked five batters and struck out four.

Marion won the nightcap, 10-3. Once again, Sedgwick took the first lead, this time scoring two runs off one hit and two errors in the second inning. But the Cardinals returned the favor, committing three errors in the bottom half of the inning, which, along with three Warrior hits, allowed five runs to score. Nathan Baldwin hit a double in the half-inning, and Sam Zinn, an RBI single.

Marion extended its lead through three innings to 8-2, thanks to a four-hit, three-run bottom of the third inning, aided by another error. Srajer keyed the frame with an RBI double.

Each team scratched across one run in the fourth inning, and Marion added one final run in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Zinn was 3-for-3 at-bat and had one RBI. Evann Heidebrecht had two RBIs.

Seth Savage (2-0) earned the pitching win. In six innings, he gave up four hits and three runs (two earned). He walked no one and struck out three batters.

“I thought we did ourselves a disservice the way we practiced yesterday, and it showed in our performance in Game 1,” coach Roger Schroeder said. “We weren’t efficient on the mound. We weren’t tight defensively. We gave away a lot of at-bats. The final score looks like it was a pretty good game. Really, they out-completed us.

“We turned around and played a little better in Game 2.”

Coming—Marion (3-1, 7-1) was scheduled to play at Ell-Saline (1-1, 3-2) Tuesday and will host Inman (1-1, 2-2) Friday at 4:30 p.m.

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