The Marion softball team surrendered a double-header at Sedgwick after Canton-Galva swept them at home April 10.
The losses put them at 4-8 for the season.
?Our girls are working really hard and improving daily,? said coach Chad Adkins, adding, ?We need to play with confidence.?
Sedgwick ?The Warriors struggled all night against a high-powered Cardinal offense.
They scored at least one run every inning but the first in Game 1, giving Sedgwick an 11-1 victory.
Both teams started slow in the second game, but Sedgwick broke it open with four runs in the fifth and three in the sixth to earn a 9-0 shut-out win.
Senior Annie Whitaker had Marion?s one run-batted-in against Sedgwick.
?Balee Shiplet made a great play in left field,? said coach Chad Adkins. ?She caught a pop fly and threw a runner out at home.?
Canton-Galva ?Marion got off to a shaky start against the Eagles in Game 1, trailing by two early and letting Canton-Galva escape with four runs in the fifth inning for the 6-2 win.
Megan Richmond pitched all seven innings for the Warriors and recorded nine strike-outs. Montana Percell and Balee Shiplet each batted in a runs.
Eagle Allie Bressie pitched for the win, striking out 10 and allowing just two earned runs. She also had two RBIs.
In Game 2, Canton-Galva overcame an early deficit with a six-run spurt in the fourth inning, earning a 6-3 victory.
Richmond took the loss on the mound for Marion, striking out six but allowing six earned runs. Annie Whitaker, Sam Davies and Elizabeth Goentzel shared the honors at the plate with an RBI each.
Bressie pitched all seven innings for the Canton-Galva win, striking out five and allowing no earned runs or hits.
?We have cut down the fielding errors a lot,? said coach Chad Adkins. ?We just need more consistency from our bats! We can start winning a lot of games when our bats click.?
Coming ?Marion was slated to host Bennington April 17 before traveling to Inman April April 24.