The Marion baseball team improved to 7-1 overall and 4-0 in league play with a doubleheader sweep at Canton-Galva April 12.
The Warriors were scheduled to play Sedgwick Friday, but those games were postponed to Thursday due to weather.
Canton-Galva?Marion edged the Eagles, 9-7, in Game 1 thanks in part to a strong four-run first inning.
?I was pleased with the way we started the game and the way we went about things for the first five innings,? coach Roger Schroeder said. ?We lost our concentration a bit down the stretch and allowed them to get back in the game late.?
Corey Seacat led the Warriors with three runs batted in, with Dylan Seacat, Austin Pederson and Ethan Hett each contributing one.
Hett pitched 41?3 innings for the Warriors, allowing three hits and three earned runs, and striking out six.
Jacob Harper pitched 12?3 innings, allowing one hit and three earned runs with no strikeouts.
?We need to do a better job closing out our opponents,? Schroeder said. ?Ethan pitched extremely well, and we got some big hits in some big spots from a couple of our seniors that allowed us to pull out the win.?
Marion won Game 2, 8-4, posting a total of five runs in the third and fourth innings, which was enough to stave off Canton-Galva?s three runs in the sixth inning.
Matt Sprowls and Cole Lewman each posted two RBIs, with Dylan Seacat and Austin Pederson putting up an RBI each.
Pederson pitched 52?3 innings, allowing five hits, three earned runs while recording 10 strikeouts. Grif Case pitched 11?3 inning, allowing two hits, no runs while striking out four.
?We got an outstanding pitching performance from Austin in Game 2,? Schroeder said. ?He was able to mix pitches and keep their hitters off-balance for most of the evening. Dylan and Matt had great days at the plate for us, and allowed us to build a lead through five innings.
?Again, at the end we made it a little interesting, but any time we can come away with two wins on the road, we will take it.?
For the Eagles, Tyler Miller and Nathan Bray each posted two RBIs and Taylor Myers had one.
Coming?The Warriors were scheduled to play Bennington April 19 before playing a make-up doubleheader with Sedgwick at home Thursday.
The Eagles were scheduled to travel to Inman Friday, but those games were canceled due to rain. Canton-Galva was scheduled to play at Little River Tues?day before traveling to Hillsboro Thursday.