Slam ensures softball victory

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Marion sophomore Elizabeth Meyer hit her first home run Friday, and it was a doozy: a sixth-inning grand slam to give the Warriors some insurance against the Inman Teutons.

Meyer’s bases-loaded slam over the centerfield fence came with Marion leading 7-6 in the second game of a doubleheader after Marion lost the first game.

“It felt solid,” but she didn’t know it was a home run until she rounded first base and saw coach Jennifer Felvus signaling, Meyer said.

“I was just really happy because it took a lot of hard work, and it paid off,” she said.

The grand slam only ended up counting for three runs, though, as Meyer was called out for not touching home plate in the excitement of the moment.

Marion held on in the seventh inning to win 10-6.

The Warriors fell behind 9-2 against Inman in the first game of the doubleheader. In the seventh inning, though, they made a comeback, coming within one run before Inman finally closed the door.

Bennington

Marion swept Bennington Tuesday on the road, winning 11-0 and 18-3. The Warriors are 9-7 and in a good position to earn a first-round home game in regionals.

The Warriors will make up a postponed doubleheader Thursday against Ell-Saline in Brookville. They wrap up the regular season against Halstead on Tuesday at home.

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