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Chargers fall to Eagles 8-3

 

March 28, 2018 | View PDF

Andrew Hines

Arlington freshman pitcher Jacob Burkett throws a strikeout against the Chargers at Arlington High School on March 21.

The Arlington boys baseball team opened up their two-game series against the Marysville Getchell Chargers on March 21.

In the top of the first inning the Chargers showed that they came to play, as they scored two quick runs and put the Eagles back on their heels. They continued their hot start as they scored again in the second inning while maintaining a shutout. Heading into the third the Chargers led 3-0.

In the bottom of the third the Eagles began to turn it on as they scored three runs and tied up the game. Through the next five innings Arlington shutout the Chargers while dominating from at the plate. With a big fourth inning, where they scored four runs, and another run in the sixth, the Eagles walked away with the 8-3 victory over Marysville Getchell.

"We've had a lot of success over the last couple of years and we return a lot of guys from those teams, but this team is different. It's on the staff and the team to not rest on what we've done, and if we play to our potential I think we have a good shot," said Arlington Head Coach Scott Striegel.

Arlington's freshman pitcher Jacob Burkett had an incredible day. While only giving up three runs through six innings, he was able to put up nine strikeouts in order to secure the Eagles victory.

The Eagles were also led by junior catcher Jack Sheward and sophomore utility player Owen Bishop. Sheward had two hits, one RBI, three runs, two stolen bases, one single, one double and he closed out the final inning with a strikeout. Bishop was strong from the plate the whole game as he had two hits, three RBIs, two runs, one stolen base, a single and a double.

Andrew Hines

Freshman shortstop Malakhi Knight looks back as he runs to third base for the Chargers at Arlington High School on March 21.

"We have a young group and we are working through that every game, but I was really proud about their attitude and energy coming out. We have a lot of guys playing in multiple positions and it is great to have so much athleticism from top to bottom," said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Gabriel Rochon.

The Chargers were led by junior Colby Watts and freshman Malakhi Knight. Watts started out the day on the mound, as he earned a strikeout early and contributed from the plate with two hits one RBI, one run, a single and a double. Knight came in the fourth inning to pitch and racked up five strikeouts through three innings. He also earned two hits, one RBI and two singles.

If you want to support the Eagles they will be hosting the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors on Wednesday, March 28, at 4 p.m. A couple of days later, the Chargers will be hosting the Mountlake Terrace Hawks on Friday, March 30, at 4 p.m.

 

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