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No-hitter helps Warriors to sweep

Staff writer

Breane Williams pitched a no hitter and Carley Wilhelm allowed just two hits as Marion’s softball swept host Little River 15-0 and 17-2 Friday.

“Against Little River, we scored early and continued to build on our lead,” coach Judy Noller said. “Our pitchers settled in and both pitched complete games.”

Earlier, the Warriors opened the season splitting a double header on the road against Remington, losing 16-14 in the opener but gaining revenge 19-16 in the second game.

“Against Remington, both games we placed from behind most of the night but battled back and won the second game in the last inning,” Noller said. “Everyone contributed, and it was a great team effort.”

After a home game against a veteran Sedgwick team, the Warriors will play Canton-Galva next week.

“As a team, we are just going to work on getting better every practice and every game,” Noller said.

Hillsboro was not as successful in its season opener, losing 12-1 and 4-3 against Hesston then following up Friday with 16-1 and 17-2 losses at Abilene.

Scoring for the Trojans were Keeley Brewer, Cassidy Bernhardt, Kirsten Kluver, Faith Cummings, and Kori Arnold.

“We haven’t quite settled into a rhythm yet for this season,” coach Alyssa Kroeker said. “The girls are still trying to figure out who is going to lead.

“Kori Arnold is my starting pitcher and is my lead off hitter. She is essential to the team’s success.

“Cassidy Bernhardt catches and plays outfield. I’ve been impressed with her coachability and her mental toughness as we have started the season with some losses. My hope is we can turn it around as we continue through our schedule.”

After being on the road this week at Haven, the Trojans will have a home game Thursday against Smoky Valley.

Last modified April 8, 2023

 

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