The Marion baseball team went 2-2 last week, splitting doubleheaders with Remington and Hillsboro. For more on the Hillsboro games, see Page 1B.
Remington?Marion lost Game 1, 8-2, Tuesday. Only three of the Broncos? runs were earned.
Remington plated a run in the first inning off a hit and an error and added two in the second, thanks to a two-out, two-run triple.
Marion used two hits, including Bret Voth?s two-RBI single, to score in the second.
Remington, however, blew the game open with five runs off three hits and two errors in the third. That left Marion trailing by the final, 8-2 margin. Marion had three hits and three errors in the game.
Dylan Pippin (0-3) took the pitching loss. Over six innings, he gave up eight hits and eight runs (three earned). He walked two batters and struck out four.
?Offensively, we flat out just didn?t make adjustments,? Schroeder said. ?In the field, Dylan did a good job getting us ground balls, and we just weren?t making plays.?
Marion won Game 2 in walk-off fashion, 7-6.
Dylan Hamilton jumped on starter Mason Pedersen for a leadoff home run. The Broncos added three singles, and by the end of the frame had scored three runs.
Marion countered with a pair of runs on two hits and an error, and the score remained at 3-2 through three innings.
Remington added a run in the fourth and another in the fifth. Marion scored one run in the fifth, making it 5-3.
The Broncos scored another run in the sixth, then the Warriors scored one run in the bottom of the inning to trail, 6-4, heading into the final inning.
The Warriors brought Voth to the mound to close the game. He promptly struck out the side.
With one final opportunity, Marion suffered two quick outs. Cole Srajer coaxed a walk off Paul Claasen, and Voth reached base on a dropped third strike. Jacob Baldwin walked to load the bases for Heidebrecht, who hit a walk-off three-RBI single. Baldwin safely slid home from first base, avoiding the tag, to score the winning run.
?We haven?t competed like that in a drill in practice, let alone in a game,? Schroeder said. ?Things didn?t go great for us. We weren?t hitting the ball very well. They were getting some cheap hits.
?We didn?t let it get out of control. We made the plays in the field that we could make, and we stuck around.?
Heidebrecht was 2-for-4 at-bat and had three RBIs.
Voth (3-0) earned the pitching win. In one inning, he struck out all three batters he faced.
?Tonight was a good night,? Schroeder said. ?We needed something like that. I hope it can kind of be like a catapult for us.?
Coming?Marion (3-3, 6-6) was scheduled to play at Inman Tuesday. The Warriors will travel to Canton-Galva Friday.