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Andrew Hines

Hannah Kranz makes a play on a hit along the third baseline and throws to first for the out at the Phil Johnson Fields on May 17

The Marysville Getchell Chargers started off their postseason by playing the Meadowdale Mavericks in the first round of the District Tournament.

Through the first four innings it looked like the Chargers were going to have an early exit in the tournament as the Mavericks scored a total of 10 runs while Marysville Getchell was kept scoreless. In the top of the fifth inning, facing a loss due to the mercy rule, the Chargers put up three runs. This was a good sign as it showed the ability to fight back, especially in a situation that looked bleak. However, the late run wasn't enough for the Marysville Getchell Chargers as they lost with a final score of 11-3.

"We talked about how we were going to try and play them, our situation and strategy. Our goal was to play all seven innings, get some solid at bats and score some runs, which we did all of those things. We made some mistakes, but I think we can grow from those and correct them. We have to have positive focus and positive hustle every play. If you make a mistake, you have to have a short memory to make the next play. We need everyone on board because if a couple aren't, then that kills you," said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Michael Moran.

In the second game of the tournament the Chargers bounced back to beat the Lynnwood Royals by a score of 10-1. Unfortunately, Marysville Getchell lost to the Everett Seagulls, with a score of 7-3, in the next round which ended their season.

Brionna Palm played a huge role for the Chargers throughout all three games as she pitched in each one and controlled the tempo of the other team with her command from the mound. In each game, she managed to put together a string of strikeouts, but Palm really dominated in the second game, where she put together 12.

Andrew Hines

Brionna Palm throws a strikeout in the third inning against the Mavericks at the Phil Johnson Fields on May 17.

Shannon Patton gave life to the Chargers early in the tournament as she ignited the team in the first game. Patton was huge on offense as she went a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate, including hitting a double and a home run.

Thea Hatch also played a big role throughout the tournament as she pitched for the Chargers, as well as contributing from the plate. Hatch managed to get on base multiple times throughout, but highlighted her performance with a home run in the second game of districts.

With only three seniors on the roster the Marysville Getchell Chargers will come back next year with basically the same line up. With a successful year under their belt, they will look to improve and grow stronger as a young unit as they head into next season.

 

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