In a similar fashion to Marceline softball team's Tuesday night win over Knox County, the Tigers scrapped from behind and battled back late to defeat Macon at home on Thursday, 7-6.

Marceline exploded for a four-run inning in the sixth to take the lead, and held Macon scoreless in the seventh.

Thursday night was the team's final regular season game, ergo its senior night.

Marceline coach Todd Lowther talked about the significance his group of seniors had in turning the program into what it has become.

"It's a good group," Lowther said. "They all get along well, and they've done a good job for us over the past four years. We kind of got started when they were freshman, and improved a little bit each year. They're a big part of our team, and we want to have a big run in the postseason for them. We'll definitely miss them next year."

Abbey Kussman was the only Marceline Tiger with multiple hits on Thursday evening. Maycee Edgar struck out none and walked three on the night.

Marceline now looks ahead to district play beginning on Thursday in Macon. Marceline has been awarded the top seed and a bye, and it awaits the winner of Wednesday night's Brookfield versus South Shelby game.

Marceline plays Thursday at 7 p.m.

"We have put at-bats together late in games and scored runs," Lowther said. "It says a lot about our team and how resilient we are. Obviously, you don't want to get down like we have at the start, but that happens sometimes. It better to finish the game strong and still get a win. It's been an awfully good regular season for us."