Warren Regina’s turning point last season was beating Farmington Hills Mercy in a doubleheader after the Marlins had won their first 10 games in the Catholic League. That sprung Regina on a winning streak which led to a state championship for coach Diane Laffey’s crew.
“We talked about that,” said Mercy coach Alex Lesko between games of the doubleheader Wednesday at Regina. “I don’t think they lost another game after that. They went through the Catholic League tournament to the state finals.”
The Marlins made sure they sent a message to the defending state champs, pounding them in the first game, 11-4, and completing the sweep with a 6-4 victory in eight innings.
Mercy improved to 22-1 and 12-0 in the Catholic League. Regina fell to 13-14-1.