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Giants top Yorktown on Senior Night

Marion 4, Yorktown 1

The Giants put the wraps on a 12-5 regular season Monday afternoon with a 4-1 victory over Yortown on Senior Day. The only loss was at No. 1 doubles where Courtney Kreischer and Sophia Porter were shut out 6-0, 6-0.

Marion’s No. 1 and 2 singles players Kayla Dubuque and Claire Hendricks did not lose a game, while No. 3 Jaden Sebasian won 6-2, 6-0. The No. 2 doubles of Sophie Schenck and Anna Wuertley won the first set and then the match when Yorktown’s team retired due to an injury.

Seniors Dubuque, Porter, Kreischer and Schenck were honored before the meet.

The JV meet ended in a 2-all deadlock with Alex Riggs posting 8-6 and 6-0 singles wins.

Muncie Burris 3, Mississinewa 2

Mississinewa lost tight matches at No. 1 and 3 singles Monday afternoon and visiting Muncie Burris pulled out the victory over the Indians.

Maggie Herring battled for three sets before losing 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 at No. 3, and Heidi Rowley dropped a 6-4, 6-3 decision to a strong Burris No. 1 singles player. The Owls also won at No. 2 doubles, 6-1, 6-2.

Ole Miss winners were Tyra Stanley 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2 singles and Ella Frantz and Taylor Kern 6-1, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles, and they had given the Indians a 2-1 advantage with the final two matches unresolved.

The Indians won the JV meet 4-3 behind wins from Lauren Bell and Brooklynn Bos in singles and doubles teams Kylee McMahan/Isabelle Lucas and Anika Williams/Natalie McVicker.

Mississinewa finished the regular season 10-5 and plays Marion in the sectional at 5 p.m. today on the Bill Beekman Courts.

College softball

Taylor 5, Marymount California 4

Maddi Evans pitched five strong innings while Hannah Castor had two hits and drove in two runs to help the Trojans stay alive in the Southern Oregon Bracket of the NAIA national tournament Tuesday evening in Medford, Oregon.

Evans surrendered nine hits and three runs and had five strikeouts in picking up the win. Darby Shaw and Jessica Doctor each pitched an inning in relief.

Five different Trojans had base hits while Eriz Cozad and Kara Tucker each drove in runs.

Taylor met Hope International (California) later on Tuesday in an elimination game.