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M-P pummels Lynnwood at District Tourney

 

Andrew Hines

M-P's catcher Sydney Zachry throws to second base at the Phil Johnson Fields on May 17.

The Marysville-Pilchuck girls softball team opened up the 3A District Tournament against the Lynnwood Royals on May 17.

The Tomahawks got off to an incredible start in the first round of the playoffs as they exploded for five runs over the first two innings against Lynnwood. They wouldn't stop there as Marysville-Pilchuck kept heating up with an additional seven runs in the third. Lynnwood tried to answer in the fourth as they put up their first run, however, the Tomahawks piled on with eight more in the bottom of the same inning.

By the start of the fifth inning everyone expected the mercy rule, as the Royals came into the last inning with only one run. The Royals managed to put up one more run but couldn't overcome the scoring output from Marysville-Pilchuck, who moved on with the 20-2 win.

"We don't have a lot of time in between games with the rain out and how the games are set up. It was a good team win, everyone had a part in it, everyone had a job, and they did their part. They know what they have to do and we've talked about this whole process since the beginning of the season," said Marysville-Pilchuck Head Coach Aaron Zachry.

Over the next few days the Tomahawks lost two games back-to-back as they faced Meadowdale, score of 9-5, and Edmonds-Woodway, with a score of 2-1. With the loss to Edmonds-Woodway the Tomahawks ended their season.

Andrew Hines

Lillian Fischer picks up the short shot and throws to first for the out at the Phil Johnson Fields on May 17

During their three-game run they had a lot of players step up in big-time situations. Mackenzie Justice played a huge part in Marysville-Pilchuck's success as she pitched every game. Over the three games Justice racked up 14 strikeouts and also produced at the plate with five hits, eight RBIs, three runs, a double, a triple and two home runs.

Chloe Morgan also played a big role on the defensive end, playing second base, as well as contributing on the offensive side of the ball. Morgan put together five hits, four RBIs, four runs and a home run.

Lauren Lewis came up big in the postseason at the plate. Lewis put together three hits, five RBIs, two runs and a home run.

This season is over for the Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks, but they will look to reload during the offseason and make another run to the state tournament. With a lot of young core pieces the Tomahawks are built to improve and adapt moving forward.

 

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