Mendez gem fuels Marion baseball to 8th straight win
(Marion) – Jared Mendez pitched a one-hitter Friday night to help Marion baseball win its eighth consecutive District 27-3A game in a 2-0 home blanking of Nixon-Smiley.
Mendez struck out seven with only one walk in seven innings. The win keeps the Bulldogs (18-5) tied with Hallettsville for the top spot in the 27-3A standings with a 10-1 district record.
Cameron Luensmann came home on an error in the third inning and Garrett Rodgers drove in Noah Haese with a sacrifice in the fourth for the game’s only runs. Haese finished 2-3 with a double.
Marion heads to Schulenburg for a Monday night district game with a 7 p.m. first pitch.
Marion softball 4-1 since coaching change after rout of Nixon-Smiley
(Marion) – The Marion softball team’s late season playoff push under new head coach Taylor Creamer continued Friday night with a 12-2 home victory over Nixon-Smiley in District 27-3A.
The Bulldogs are 4-1 since Creamer took the reigns from Robert Young, who resigned for reasons undisclosed by the Marion ISD a few weeks ago.
Marion (18-12-1) remains in third place with a 9-4 district record and one game left in the regular season.
Madison Moos allowed just one hit and struck out nine in four scoreless innings to earn the win against Nixon-Smiley.
Brianna Randle went 2-2 at the plate with a double and two RBIs. Lily Bek tripled, drove in two, and scored three times. Jasmine Williams doubled and drove in two runs. Moos, Toryn Autry, and Madison Doss each registered an RBI as well.
The Bulldogs conclude the regular season Monday with a 7 p.m. visit to Schulenburg.