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Chargers fall to Spartans 7-5

 

March 21, 2018 | View PDF

Andrew Hines

Kody Galde takes a big swing and sends one up and deep into left field for the Chargers at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on March 16.

The Marysville Getchell boys baseball team opened up their first game of league play against the Stanwood Spartans on March 16.

The Spartans got off to a strong start as they scored two runs in the top of the first inning. The Chargers answered right back in the bottom of the inning as they tied it up early, 2-2. Both teams battled back and forth through the fifth inning, never allowing more than one run to come in between them.

In the final two innings, Stanwood managed to hold of Marysville Getchell as they scored three runs to put the game away. The Chargers weren't able to score in the bottom of the seventh and lost the game 7-5.

"The group that we have is young, but they are playing with a lot of energy. I want to play with high energy and never waste any time that we get to play the game. We're going to work through the inexperience and build that confidence every day," said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Gabriel Rochon.

Andrew Hines

Chargers' Garyn Cookson pitches a strikeout in the top of the fifth inning against the Spartans at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on March 16.

The Chargers were led by junior Colby Watts, senior Colten Bailey and freshman Malakhi Knight. Watts had a great game from the plate as he had two hits, a walk, a game high three runs, two stolen bases and two singles. Bailey had two hits as well, three RBIs, two singles and also had a strikeout from the mound. Knight played great at shortstop and also hit very well as he had two hits, one RBI, one run, a double and a triple.

Gavyn Cookson and Ben Babak, another pair of seniors, played a big role for Marysville Getchell. Cookson locked down third base and closed out the game on the mound with three strikeouts. Babak had one hit, one walk, an RBI and a double to help the Chargers stay in it earlier in the game.

If you want to come and cheer on the Chargers, they will be hosting the Arlington Eagles on Friday, March 23, at 4 p.m.

 

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