The Marion County 11-12-year-old softball team is the runner-up in this year's state Little League championship tonight at Idle Hour Park in Springfield.
Marion County emerged from the winner's bracket of the tournament unscathed, but lost twice to North Laurel on Wednesday evening.
North Laurel won the first game of the evening 14-5, forcing a second game.
In a back-and-forth contest, North Laurel and Marion County were tied 7-7 going into the last inning. North Laurel added two runs to take a 9-7.