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Eagles pummel Panthers

 

Andrew Hines

Gavin Rork dives back to first base as the Panthers' pitcher tries to catch him leading off at Meridian Park Fields on May 13.

The Arlington boys baseball team battled with the Snohomish Panthers in the final round of the District playoffs on May 13.

The Arlington Eagles were absolutely extraordinary in their dismantling of the Panthers. Snohomish started off battling as they earned a run in the first, but the Eagles didn't wait to answer back as they scored two in the same inning. Over the next five innings, the Eagles successfully scored in each one of them, racking up a total of 13 runs while only allowing an additional two for Snohomish. After six dominate innings the mercy rule came into effect and the Eagles walked away with the 13-3 victory.

Andrew Hines

Arlington's Jake Russell throws a strikeout to end the second inning against the Snohomish Panthers at Meridian Park Fields on May 13.

"These kids have really worked over the last few years and they really deserve it. These seniors have grown a lot and most of them have played varsity since they were sophomores. They went to State last year and they were able to do it again which is awesome. Going into the year our goal was to win WESCO, win the North and put ourselves in a great position for the District Tournament. We got to play games at home, everything has gone well and now we just need to focus on next Saturday," said Arlington Head Coach Scott Striegel.

Owen Bishop was a huge part to the Eagles' victory as he contributed from the plate and the mound. On the mound he came in to close out the last inning with three strikeouts in succession. From the plate, Bishop went 2-for-3, three RBIs, a home run and a double.

Gavin Rork and Jack Sheward also contributed to the Arlington dominance from the plate. Rork played great defense from second base, had a hit, four walks, a run, two RBIs and an infield home run. Sheward went two for three at the plate with three runs, a double and a stolen base.

With this victory, the Eagles locked up the third seed coming out of WESCO and will face the Eastside Catholic Crusaders at Sherman Anderson Field. The game will be on Saturday, May 20, at 10 a.m.

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