With postseason play set to get underway this coming week, the Marion Giants concluded their 2019 regular season with a loss on Monday evening, falling to Fort Wayne Concordia by a score of 14-6.
The Giants grabbed the early advantage, taking a 4-3 lead after the first four innings. But Concordia quickly took control from there, outscoring Marion 11-3 the rest of the way, which included six runs in the top of the fifth and three in the top of the sixth.
With the loss, Marion concluded the regular season with a 14-12-2 record, giving the Giants their first winning season since 2000. Now Marion, and Head Coach Mark Fagan, are ready to make a little noise in the playoffs.
“I asked them at the start of the year just to compete in every game that we played in, and they did,” Fagan said. “If we go in there and do the basic things, throw strikes, and make all the routine plays, we could compete for a sectional championship.”