Warrior baseball sweeps Halstead

Grif Case returns home after hitting a grand slam in the bottom of the third inning of Game 2 Tuesday against Halstead. Previously, Bret Voth and Taylor Heidebrecht hit home runs in Game 1 of the doubleheader sweep. The Marion baseball team concluded its regular season with a pair of 12-2 victories over Halstead Tues?day, each in five innings.

In Game 1, Marion took command early with a seven-run first inning.

After Taylor Heidebrecht reached on error and Dylan Seacat was hit by a pitch, Halstead mixed three walks with two strikeouts before Bret Voth blasted a three-run home run. Zach Robson then singled and Heidebrecht hit an RBI double.

Halstead scored a run in the second inning before Marion added three in the third, including two on a Heidebrecht home run.

The Dragons managed a second run in the fourth inning before Marion polished the run-rule win with two runs in the bottom of the inning.

Robson was 2-for-3 with one RBI. Heidebrecht was 2-for-4, including a home run and a double, and had three RBIs. Voth also had a home run and three RBIs.

Luke Steele was the winning pitcher. Over five innings, he surrendered six hits and two runs (both earned). He walked no one and struck out four.

In Game 2, Marion scored two runs in the first inning, using a Seacat single and a Case double.

The Warriors added three in the second, before Hal?stead scored two runs in the top of the third.

A seven-run burst gave Marion control in the bottom of the third. With one out, Steele was hit by a pitch, then Zac Lewman hit an RBI double, followed by RBI singles by Voth and Robson. After Heidebrecht was hit by a pitch and Seacat singled, Case hit a grand slam home run that concluded scoring for the game.

Case was 2-for-3 with five RBIs. Seacat was 2-for-2 with one RBI.

Voth was the winning pitcher. He scattered five hits and two earned runs over five innings of work. He walked one batter and struck out five.

Coming?As the No. 1 seed in the Marion Class 3A regional, the Warriors (19-1)?had a first-round bye. They were slated to face No. 4 Wichita Collegiate (12-9) Tuesday in the semifinals. The winner was to advance to the championship Tuesday evening to face either No. 2 Sedgwick or No. 3 Wichita Independent.

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