Through six games, the Marceline baseball program has still never played a road game.
The Tigers kicked off the week by splitting a pair of games at home. On Monday, the Tigers toppled Northwestern in a game moved from Mendon to Marceline, 9-1. Marceline utilized a three-run fourth inning to pull away, and freshman Wyatt Molloy was credited with the victory on the mound.
Molloy, Kris Bollman, and Jacob Banks each finished with a pair of hits on Monday night, and the Tigers recorded eight in total.
"That was a good win on our part," Marceline coach Jordan Aulbur said. "Overall, that might have been the best game we've played."
The following evening, Marceline fell 6-3 against an undefeated Cairo team. The Tigers cut a 5-1 deficit to 5-3 in the fifth inning, but were unable to generate any offense from that point onward. Marceline recorded just three hits while striking out 11 times, and Devon Skinner was knocked with the loss.
"I thought it was a great effort by our guys tonight to stay alive to the very end," Aulbur said. "We could have just rolled over, but we kept pushing and made a good opponent feel a little uneasy.
"Our mistakes are easy things to get better on, and we're improving. We got ourselves into a hole, but it's all stuff we can talk about and improve upon between staying down on ground balls and silly baserunning errors. It's a lot of easy fixes."
Marceline falls to 2-4 on the season, and plays at home yet again Friday when it hosts Glasgow.