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Meadowdale tops Chargers 5-4


April 25, 2018 | View PDF

Andrew Hines

Marysville Getchell's sophomore second baseman, Maile Pingree, takes a big swing and gets on base against Meadowdale at Marysville Getchell High School on April 18.

The Marysville Getchell girls softball team took on the Meadowdale Mavericks in a back-and-forth game, on April 18.

The Chargers connected early, in the bottom of the first inning, as they rattled off a few hits in a row and scored two runs. They kept a shutout until the top of the first, where Meadowdale was able to get one baserunner to cross home plate. Marysville Getchell answered right back in the bottom of the same inning, to maintain a 3-1 lead.

The Mavericks scored once again in the top of the fifth, but also allowed the Chargers to match their run in the same inning. The sixth inning changed everything as Marysville Getchell had a string of errors that led to Meadowdale quickly scoring three runs. This lead would prove to be the final advantage, as the Chargers weren't able to score. Meadowdale squeezed out the victory with a score of 5-4.

"They didn't beat us today, we beat ourselves. Meadowdale is a good team but we played solid all game except that one inning that led to their runs. We have just got to get in that groove of confidence and get it done," said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Mike Moran.

Andrew Hines

Chargers' sophomore pitcher Brionna Palm throws a strikeout early against Meadowdale at Marysville Getchell High School on April 18.

The Chargers had a pair of juniors, Hannah Kranz and Thea Hatch, that absolutely dominated all over the field. Kranz, third baseman, had three hits on four at-bats, two RBIs and two runs. She was also one triple away from the cycle as she had a single, double and home run. Hatch went .500 from the plate with two hits, one RBI, a single and a double.

The top of the batting order also contributed as sophomore outfielder Maile Pingree and senior shortstop Makinna Vanhorn made an impact. Pingree went .500 from the plate as well, with two hits, a single and a stolen base. Vanhorn only had one hit for the Chargers but was able to run the bases to put one on the scoreboard.

Brionna Palm, Marysville Getchell's sophomore pitcher, didn't have the best day from the plate but contributed with seven innings pitched and four strikeouts.

If you want to come out and fill the stands for the Chargers next home game, they will be facing the Stanwood Spartans on Wednesday, April 25, at 4 p.m.


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