Last week’s weather forced a Rainout in its games against Rosholt and Almond-Bancroft.
The Mustangs dropped two games in its home tournament but, trotted right back into action as they swept Menominee Indian on Monday May 16 winning both games in five innings.
In game one the Mustangs jumped out and put three runs on the board. Leadoff hitter Kayla Krueger singled, followed by a Kristin Mehlberg walk, Haile Joerres singled in a run to make it 1-0. Alli Mattes singled in a run and Brittany Finger scored on a wild pitch.
In the second inning, where more runs came aboard Krueger, Mehlberg, Joerres, Finger and Mattes each reached base on a single. Finger drove in one run, Wild pitches sent more runners home for an 8-0 lead. Menominee Indian got on the board in the third inning scoring two runs.
Marion upped its lead in the third scoring three more runs. Krueger scored on a wild pitch and Mattes hit a 2 RBI single. In the fifth inning Ashley Anker hit a 2 RBI single to put the final two runs on the board for the win.
Kristin Mehlberg allowed three runs on four hits, and struck out six. Freshman McKenzie Thoma worked the fifth inning and allowed one base runner. Ali Mattes went 3×3 at the plate and had 3 RBI’s. Kayla Krueger went 3×4 and Hailie Joerres went 2×4 to lead the Mustangs.
The Mustangs came out quick again scoring three runs in the first inning. Brittany Finger hit a sacrifice fly to drive in the first run. Kristyn Matteson hit a 2 RBI single. Marion scored three more runs in the third inning. Next, Anna Miller drove in a run on a third to first ground out and Jessica Reminger hit a 2 RBI single. Brittany Finger also drove in twp runs on a single.
In the fourth inning some Marion subs saw playing time. Chelsea Reimer, Ashley Anker and Kayla Krueger each walked in a run with the bases loaded, Kristin Mehlberg hit a RBI single. McKenzie Thoma drove in a run on a fielder’s choice, Brooke Thomack drove in a run on a single as well. In Reimer’s second at bat of the inning she drove in three runs on a deep triple and scored on the throw to home. Kristin Mehlberg struck out to end the long inning.
Mehlberg earned the win pitching three innings and allowing no hits while striking out two. McKenzie Thoma worked two innings allowed one hit, walked one and struck out one.
Kristin Mehlberg was 2×3 at the plate followed by Jessica Reminger going 2×2. The Mustangs had nine hits but walked fifteen times for a combined 25 walks in both games.
The Mustangs sit good at 11-4 and will play four games this week including a home game Thursday against Gresham. Friday they’re at Bowler and Saturday they’re home against Almond-Bancroft at 4 p.m.. Almond-Bancroft is a key game as they are tied with Marion and Rosholt in the CWC 10.
Tigerton 11 Marion 1
The Mustangs fell to rival Tigerton in the opening game of the Marion Tournament Saturday May 14. Marion’s only run of the game came in the first inning as Brittany finger singled in Kristin Mehlberg. From there, the Tigers took control of the game allowing only one more base hit. Erin Ortner struck out 10 Marion batters and walked three. Kristin Mehlberg surrendered 11 runs, 12 hits, 3 walks and struck out 6. The game was counted as a non conference game so it does affect Marion’s race for the CWC 10.
Elcho 4 Marion 3
In the second game of the tournament the Mustangs faced Elcho and lost a close one in the eighth inning as Elcho scored the winning run on a wild pitch.
Marion was down 3-0 until the sixth inning when they got their first run on the board after Brittany Finger reached on a Fielder’s Choice allowing Halie Joerres to score.
The Mustangs tied it up at 3-3 in the seventh inning when Jessica Reminger and Kayla Krueger each singled and Kristin Mehlberg walked to load the bases. Haili Joerres walked to bring one run in, Krueger was able to score on an Infield fly but the ball was dropped allowing her to score.
The Mustangs continued to fight in the eighth inning but stranded the bases loaded on a strike out to end the inning. Jessica Reminger was 2×3 at the plate for the Mustangs. Mehlberg took the loss allowing 4 runs, allowed 4 hits and struck out 5