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Outscoring foes 40-1, Warriors head to state

Staff writer

Marion is heading back to the state tournament in baseball after sweeping three opponents by a combined score of 40-1.

The Warriors opened bracket play last Wednesday, defeating Rosalia-Flint Hills, 24-0, in less than under three innings.

They traveled Monday to Rosalia for the remainder of the bracket, eliminating Chase County, 10-0 to advance to the championship game that night.

Trevor Schafers pitched the shutout against Chase County.

Sedgwick, which had split two games with the Warriors earlier in the season, was Marion’s opponent in the championship game.

The Warriors got the better of Sedgwick, capturing the regional championship for a second straight year by winning 6-1.

The Warriors allowed only one run to be scored during regional play between three teams.

Cooper Bailey pitched all seven innings in the championship game. Catcher Gavin Wasmuth ended the game by catching a pop foul.

The Warriors will travel May 23 to Great Bend for the first round of the state championship bracket and hope to improve on last year’s finish as runner-up.

Hillsboro

The Trojans entered regional play as a six seed with a 4-14 record and were barely edged out Thursday by third-seed Haven, 9-8.

Zander Haslett led the Trojans this season with a .417 batting average and got on base .514 percent of the time.

Nash Dickinson ended the season with two home runs.

Dawson Boldt stole the most bases at 19, followed by Dickinson at 17.

Boldt scored the most runs, 21, and Haslett had the most hits with 25.

Last modified May 15, 2024

 

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