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M-P holds on for 5-3 win over Chargers

 

Andrew Hines

Tomahawks' Kelsey Campbell races the ball to the bag as Getchell's Thea Hatch secures the out at Marysville Getchell High School on March 28.

The Marysville Getchell girls softball team took on their crosstown rivals, the Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks, on March 28.

Marysville-Pilchuck got off to a good start as they had a few good at bats, culminating in a run for the first inning. However, the Chargers answered back strong as they got two players on base and hit a three-run homer to put them up 3-1.

Over the next four innings both teams were shut out and the Tomahawks were put to the test with two innings left. In the sixth inning, Marysville-Pilchuck had a surge, scoring three runs and going up by one over the Chargers. Marysville Getchell failed to answer back in the last two innings and lost with a final score of 5-3.

"It's still early in the season and as a coaching staff we are preaching to not press. Sometimes we get amped up and you start pressing to much, so we try to slow it down, play our game and things will happen. It played out okay today and we caught a few breaks late, but we also had a lot of clutch hitting down the stretch. It's always a tough rivalry game, it's always going to be a battle and it was fun," said Marysville-Pilchuck Head Coach Aaron Zachry.

Mackenzie Justice played great from the mound and the plate as she pitched a complete game with five strikeouts. Justice also added a hit, run, RBI and a double from the plate as she led the Tomahawks to a win. Lillian Fischer was also a key player as she created a lot of offense for Marysville-Pilchuck. Fischer led the team with a game-high four hits, a run, two RBIs and a triple that ignited the team in the sixth inning.

Marysville Getchell played a great game and had a couple of standout performances. Brionna Palm pitched the complete seven-inning game with one strikeout and added a hit from the plate. Shannon Patton was the primary offensive force as she totaled one big home run that accumulated two RBIs and one run for herself.

Andrew Hines

Brionna Palm throws a strike in the first inning for the Chargers as they take on the Tomahawks at Marysville Getchell High School on March 28.

"We tried to keep pressure on early, especially because M-P has a good pitcher. But our girls did great, you take out one inning and it's a completely different game. When you look at both teams they are still pretty young. So, it's frustrating but in the same breath it was a good game and both teams were getting after it. We deserved a better fate, but we just didn't get it," said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Mike Moran.

If you want to catch Marysville Getchell's next home game they will be facing the Shorewood Thunderbirds on Friday, April 14, at 4 p.m. Or if you want to attend the next Marysville-Pilchuck home game, they are matching up with the Lynnwood Royals on Monday, April 17, at 4 p.m.

 

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