Rain delays baseball showdown


Hillsboro High School coach Phil Oelke directs Isaac Leihy to score on Tyler Ediger?s triple in the early innings last Thursday at Marion. Lightning forced a stoppage, and unrelenting rain eventually forced the postponement of the Hillsboro-Marion meeting. Weather permitting, the game will be played at 4:30 p.m. this Thursday in Marion.

The Marion High School baseball team was rained out of meeting with Hillsboro Thursday after the Warriors set April 7 at Collegiate was truncated by mercy rules.

Against Hillsboro, the Trojans jumped out to an early lead, with hits including a cannon-shot triple to right-center field by Tyler Ediger. But heavy weather forced a postponement to Thursday (see below).

Against Collegiate, the Spartans erupted for 15 runs on 10 hits in three innings against Marion?s pitching, while the Warriors did not record a hit in game one. Adam Maag pitched two innings and absorbed the loss, while Erik Kjellin fared no better in relief.

In the second game, Wil Case recorded six outs without allowing a run, but could not keep Collegiate in check in the third inning. The Spartans piled up four runs in the third and three apiece in the fourth and fifth?to end the game early via 10-run rule. Brian Fruechting posted Marion?s only hit of the night.

Coming?Marion and Hillsboro rescheduled the rain-out for 4:30 p.m. Thursday (April 16). The Warriors next regularly scheduled game is Friday versus Nickerson at 4:30 p.m. in Marion.

Hillsboro was scheduled to face Hoisington Tuesday and will face Smoky Valley.

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