MARION — While Marion’s baseball team had already started its season, Thursday was finally the opener for Moundridge.
The Warriors won both games, 10-2 in Game 1 and 14-4 in Game 2.
In the opener, Marion scored four times in the second and three times in the third to key the win.
“We played well defensively the whole game other than a few misplayed balls that cost us some outs that turned into runs for Marion,” MHS coach Lynn Eichelberger said. “Baldwin for Marion is solid on the mound and we could not get anything going against him. You are always at a disadvantage when the team you play has already got some games in before you do.”
Josh Knight doubled for the Wildcats, who had only three other singles.
Marion scored nine runs in the first inning of Game 2, but it was practically even after that.
“We gave Marion seven outs in the first inning with errors that opened the floodgates that we could not get shut down,” Eichelberger said. “A good team will make you pay with extra at-bats and Marion did just that. Getting down 9-0 is tough to overcome, but I will give my team credit for not quitting and trying to battle back. We left the bases loaded a few times and could not get a timely hit when we needed one.”
Noah Eichelberger had two hits for MHS and Dylan Sugars had a double.