MHS baseball 5-1 after Little River split

The Marion baseball team split games with Little River April 5, improving its record to 5-1 for the season.

The Warriors dropped the first game of the doubleheader, 5-1, saved from a shutout by scoring a run in the sixth inning.

Austin Pederson had one run batted in.

Ethan Hett pitched five innings for the loss, allowing five hits and striking out four.

?Game 1, we happened to come across a pitcher who is going to pitch at the next level someday,? coach Roger Schroeder said.

?We weren?t able to make enough adjustments early in the game to be in it at the end.?

In Game 2, the Warriors rallied for a 7-5 win.

Marion scored consistently throughout the game, including three runs in the second inning.

Taylor Heidebrecht, Cole Lewman, Pederson and Corey Seacat each had one RBI.

Pederson pitched 61?3 innings for the win, allowing five hits and striking out nine.

?Our starting pitcher, Austin Pederson, did a good job of keeping his composure and keeping them in check,? Schroeder said.

?In the end, we ended up winning by two.

?It was a close game from the first inning to the last.?

Coming?The Warriors were scheduled to play at Canton-Galva Tuesday before hosting Sedgwick Friday.

?They?re a good team that?s going to show up and are going to hit,? Schroeder said of Sedgwick. ?We need to do a good job on the defensive end.

?We?re going to do what we know how to do best and hope that?s enough to get us on the right side of things.?

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