The Arlington baseball team took on the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors at the Everett Memorial Stadium for the final round of the 3A District Tournament on May 11.
Arlington opened the game by putting up three runs in the top of the first inning while the Warriors responded with two of their own in the bottom of the same inning. Neither team was able to score in the second, but the Eagles managed to extend their lead in the third as they doubled their run total to lead 6-2.
Over the fourth and fifth innings, Arlington scored six and two runs, respectively, while shutting down Edmonds-Woodway. After creating a huge lead of 14-2 the Eagles were able to end the game early in the bottom of the fifth inning. After the victory, Arlington took the third-place finish in the 3A District Tournament.
“It feels good to be able to ride a game like this one into the Regional Tournament and I’m definitely pumped for it. The main thing is that we need to focus on ourselves because if we do our job, then I like our chances against anyone,” said Eagles’ senior left fielder Andrew Smith.
Arlington’s Andrew Smith and Paul Chung had incredible performances fielding and at the plate all game long. Smith was perfect at the plate as he went 4-4 with two singles and two RBIs as well as notching game-highs with two doubles and three runs. Chung, senior shortstop, was also flawless at the plate with three hits, one walk, two singles, one double, one run and a game-high four RBIs.
“It was fun to see the guys go out there, hit the ball hard and make some plays when they had to. We’ve been making a few errors in the field, which is unlike us, so I think we can clean that up. If we keep competing the way we have been, I think we have a deep run in us,” said Arlington Head Coach Scott Striegel.
The Eagles also had big plays all over the field from Cole Cramer, Jacob Burkett, Jack Sheward and Cameron Smith. Cramer, sophomore second baseman, put together three hits, two singles, one double, two runs and two RBIs. Burkett, sophomore pitcher, was on the mound through all five innings throwing four strikeouts and only allowing three hits. He also tallied one single, two RBIs and one run at the plate. Sheward, senior catcher, finished the day with three singles, one run, two RBIs and a game-high three stolen bases. Smith, senior first baseman, found success on the base paths as he went 2-3 with two singles and two runs.
If you want to cheer on Arlington, their next game will be against the O’Dea Fighting Irish for the first round of the 3A State Tournament. The game will be held at Sherman Anderson Field on Saturday, May 18, at 10 a.m.