(Schulenburg) – The Marion softball team will settle for the fourth and final playoff seed in District 27-3A after concluding the regular season with an 8-3 road loss to Schulenburg on Wednesday in a game that was postponed from Tuesday due to wet field conditions.
With an 8-6 district record, the Bulldogs finish in a fourth-place tie with Luling, but Marion owns the head-to-head tiebreak for playoff seeding by virtue of sweeping the head-to-head series against the Eagles. Hallettsville (14-0), Schulenburg (11-3), and Yoakum (9-5) finished ahead of Marion in the final standings.
Marion, 12-16-1 overall, will face District 28 champion Boling in a Bulldogs vs. Bulldogs bi-district playoff matchup next week. The time, location, and format have yet to be finalized.
Wednesday against Schulenburg, Marion took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning, but eventually committed five errors that led to six unearned runs for the Shorthorns in the loss. Schulenburg plated four runs in the second, one in the fourth, and three more in the sixth to pad the lead.
Marion starting pitcher Madison Moos only surrendered two earned runs on four hits with six strikeouts, but she walked six as well.
At the plate, Madelyn Abrameit went 2-3, while Brianna Randle and Kyleigh Mulanax each finished 2-4. Randle scored twice, and Mulanax drove in a run. Alexis Long went 1-4 with a run scored. Toryn Autry and Madison Schulze each went 1-3.