Warrior softball sweeps Sedgwick

Sam Davies steals second during the second inning of Game 2 at Sedgwick Tuesday.  Marion won the game, 12-11, to complete the doubleheader sweep and even its season record at 6-6.
Sam Davies steals second during the second inning of Game 2 at Sedgwick Tuesday. Marion won the game, 12-11, to complete the doubleheader sweep and even its season record at 6-6.
The Marion softball team evened its record at 6-6 by sweeping Sedgwick Tuesday.

Marion won Game 1, 13-3, in five innings.

The Warriors took control by scoring eight runs in the opening inning, fueled by singles from Bailey Robson, Shelby Felvus and Sam Davies and six walks.

From there, Marion added three runs in the second, thanks in part to a sacrifice fly by Shayla Kline and RBI single by Felvus.

After Sedgwick scored its first run in the third inning, Marion added two runs in the fourth, which was highlighted by an Alli Boyd double and Shyla Harris RBI single.

Sedgwick added a run in both the fourth and fifth innings.

Felvus was 2-for-2 and had two RBIs.

Megan Richmond was the winning pitcher. She scattered four hits over five innings and gave up three runs (one earned). She walked three batters and struck out seven.

Marion followed with a 12-11 victory in Game 2. The Warriors trailed 9-8 heading into the final inning, and suffered two outs at the start.

But Harris and Elizabeth Meyer hit back-to-back doubles to tie the score at 9. Singles by Kline and Paige May and two errors resulted in three runs.

The Warriors held Sedgwick to two runs in the bottom of the inning to claim the win.

?Going into the final inning, I asked (the girls) to find the fight they have proven to have so many times,? coach Jennifer Felvus said. ?They were ready, they wanted it, and it paid off.?

Marion had taken a 3-1 lead after the first inning, but Sedgwick tied it with two runs in the second. Marion regained the lead at 5-3 after three innings, but Sedgwick led 7-6 after four. The game was tied at 8 after five.

Felvus was 2-for-4 at the plate with two doubles and two RBIs. Robson hit a triple.

Felvus pitched two innings and gave up three hits and three runs (two earned)?while walking one batter and striking out no one. Richmond pitched five innings and gave up 11 hits and eight runs (seven earned) while walking three batters and striking out four.

Coming?Marion was scheduled to play at Ell-Saline Tuesday before hosting Inman Friday.