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M'ville All-Stars move on to State

 

Andrew Hines

inning against Mill Creek at Phil Johnson Fields on July 6.

For the third year in a row the Marysville Little League All-Stars, Majors Division, played for the District One Championship and the chance to go to the State Tournament. On July 6, Marysville faced Mill Creek, who they put into the losers bracket early in the tournament.

As the undefeated team, Marysville had to lose two back-to-back games to Mill Creek in order to be crowned the runner up. In the first game Marysville battled back from a 6-0 deficit through three innings. By the top of the fifth, they had managed to secure a 10-6 lead, however, Mill Creek exploded in the top of the sixth and forced game two with the win, and final score of 14-10.

The second game was a completely different narrative as the Marysville All-Stars came in on fire with two home runs and two doubles in the top of the first inning. Mill Creek responded with one run, but that would be their only score through the first four innings. Heading into the fifth inning, Marysville had a commanding lead of 10-1 and looked like they were going to put it away early. Mill Creek had other plans as they battled back over the next two innings, shutting out Marysville and putting up seven runs. It wasn't enough though, as Marysville secured another District One Championship and will be moving on to State.

Andrew Hines

Noah Faber rounds second base after blasting a home run deep into center field at Phil Johnson Fields on July 6.

"We went after it with pitchers they haven't seen early on, but in the second game the guys were pumped up. We started hitting really well, we're really deep pitching and it was a team effort. I told them to breathe through their eye lids. They think about that and they stop thinking about baseball, it just relaxed them and they were able to play really well," said Marysville Head Coach Curtis Johnson.

From the mound Ethan Jury had great day as he led both teams with a total of seven strikeouts over the two games. He also added on a lot of offense as he had four hits, two runs, five RBIs, a double and a two-run homer.

Parker DeRouen, Marysville's catcher, made a splash with the bat as well with three hits, two runs, five RBIs, a double and a three-run homer over the two games.

Leadoff hitter, Jaxon Petermeyer, was the third largest contributor over both games as he put together four hits, two runs, three RBIs and a solo home run to start off games two.

 

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