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Eagles defeat Spartans 10-4


Andrew Hines

photo BY Andrew Hines Cameron Smith, Arlington's junior pitcher, winds up and gets a strikeout against Stanwood at Arlington High School on April 30.

The Arlington boys baseball team welcomed the Stanwood Spartans to their home field on April 30.

The Spartans got off to a quick start as they scored a run in the top of the first inning. The Eagles were not willing to let Stanwood stay on top for long as they evened up the score with another run in the bottom of the same inning. Over the next two innings neither team managed to find their way across home plate.

In the fourth inning, Stanwood scored two runs in the top, but the Eagles answered back with three of their own in the bottom of the inning. Arlington used their momentum heading into the fifth as they blew up for six huge runs. The Spartans scored one more run in the sixth inning, but it wasn't enough as the Eagles earned the 10-4 victory.

"We settled down and started to make more contact later in the game. Hitting is contagious, so when the guys see people ahead of them making plays then they want to make plays themselves. We're just going to keep playing hard and seeing where things go as we head into the postseason," said Arlington Head Coach Scott Striegel.

Arlington was led by their duo of seniors in Gavin Rork and Trevor Kazen. Rork went perfect at the plate, going 4-4, and converted that into two runs, two RBIs, two stolen bases, three singles and one double. Kazen only had one hit on the game but he made the most of it with one run, two RBIs, one steal and one single.

Jack Sheward, junior catcher, and Owen Bishop, sophomore third baseman, also contributed for the Eagles with a few electric plays. Sheward had two hits, one run, one RBI and two doubles. Bishop also had two hits, one run, one stolen base and two doubles.

The Eagles sent out two pitchers throughout the game in senior Austin Hogan and junior Cameron Smith. Hogan opened up the game with three strikeouts in the first inning. Smith pitched through the next six innings, racked up four strikeouts and earned the win.

If you want to come out and support the Eagles they will competing in the 3A District Tournament at the Everett Memorial Stadium.


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