Clare County Review & Marion Press Sports

Marion baseball team 1-1 at Lake City

By John Raffel

LAKE CITY – Marion’s baseball team played in the Lake City Invitational on Saturday.
The Eagles beat Harrison 9-8 and lost to Lake City 4-2.
“We were a little sloppy on Saturday,” Marion coach Chad Grundy said. “In Game one we struggled to throw strikes and made a few errors we don’t normally make but we were able to come back from four runs down to win.”
Despite trailing by as many as five runs, Marion rallied to defeat Harrison.
Harrison added to its lead in the top of the second after Quinn Elgie walked and Antgon Williams stole home, each scoring one run.
Marion took the lead 8-7, in the bottom of the fourth thanks to singles by Hayden Ostrowski, Aaron Whitney, Dawson Troost, and Cayden and Collin McCrimmon.
Tucker Sigafoose began the game for the Marion varsity Eagles and surrendered six hits and five runs over five innings striking out three and walking five.
Gavin Prielipp, Ostrowski, Collin McCrimmon, Whitney, Cayden McCrimmon and Dawson Troost each collected one hit for the Eagles. Ostrowski, Collin and Cayden McCrimmon, Whitney and Dawson Troost had one hit apiece.
“In game 2, we led most of the way 2-1 but we had one bad inning, made three errors and gave up three runs to fall 4-3. It was good for us to play some close games and battle through the struggles but we need to limit our mistakes going forward,” Grundy said.
Marion out-hit Lake City 4-2. Gavin Prielipp led Marion with two hits. A groundout by Caden McCrimmon extended the Marion lead to 2-0 in the top of the third inning. Lake City took the lead in the bottom of the fifth.
Meyer started the game and surrendered two hits and four runs (none earned) over five innings striking out six and walking one.
Marion was slated to play McBain on May 9.

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