MHS softball splits with Hutch Trinity

The Marion softball team had a lighter week of competition when Friday?s scheduled games at Ell-Saline were postponed.

With a split with Hutchinson Trinity Tuesday, Marion moved to 5-1 in the Heart of America league, 5-5 overall.

Marion lost Game 1 in five innings, 15-2.

Trinity used one hit and two errors to plate six runs in the first inning. In their first five at-bats, the Celtics coaxed three walks and a single from Marion starter Emily Hague, who sustained the pitching loss, giving up one hit and five runs (three earned).

Shelby Felvus came in to pitch in relief, and by the end of the first inning, Trinity led, 6-0.

The Celtics added to their lead with three runs off one hit and an error in the second inning, then scored five runs off of two hits?including a triple?in the third.

Trinity added its 15th run in the top of the fifth, before Marion plated two runs off two hits in the bottom of the inning. Paige May reached based on the fielder?s choice, Felvus hit a two-out single, and Sam Davies followed with a two-RBI triple. The effort was not enough, and the Celtics claimed the run-rule victory.

Felvus was 2-for-3 at-bat.

Marion won Game 2, 4-2.

Felvus gave up three hits and two runs (both earned) over seven innings of work on the mound to earn the win. She walked eight batters and struck out four.

Marion?s offense got going early, scoring three runs on four hits in the opening inning. Felvus led off with a double, and Sam Davies, Shayla Kline and Sheridyn Arterburn all hit singles. By the end of the inning, Marion led, 3-0.

After a scoreless second inning, Trinity hit a one-out triple?the Celtics? first hit of the game?in the third inning, plus a run on a passed ball to make it 3-1 through three.

Marion scored its final run in the fourth inning. After Kourtney Hansen worked a two-out walk, Felvus brought her home with an RBI triple.

Trinity used two hits to score one run in the top of the fifth, narrowing the gap to 4-2, but after that, Felvus retired the side in order in the sixth and worked around a leadoff walk to retire the next three batters in the top of the seventh to give Marion the victory.

?We finally woke up,? Coach Jennifer Felvus said. ?We were complacent and not there in Council Grove, and we just carried that into Game 1, and there was nothing left for me to do. They had to decide they were awake and playing softball. I?m glad they came out of it.?

Shelby Felvus was 3-for-3 at-bat and had one RBI. Kline was 1-for-2 and had two RBIs. Arterburn also had one RBI.

Coming?Marion was scheduled to compete at Inman Tuesday and will travel to Canton-Galva Friday.

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