The Marysville-Pilchuck boys baseball team opened up their first series of the regular season as they faced the Stanwood Spartans on March 19.
The Spartans started off quick, as they scored as soon as they could, with one run in the top of the first inning. However, Marysville-Pilchuck answered back immediately as they went through their entire batting order on their way to five runs in the bottom of the same inning. Over the next four innings the Tomahawks would assert their dominance by shutting out Stanwood and scoring seven more runs, including a five-run third inning. In the bottom of the fifth inning Marysville-Pilchuck held an 11-run lead and enacted the mercy rule as they came away with the 12-1 victory over Stanwood.
“We’re getting guys on base and we’re scoring with them. A lot of our guys showed a lot of discipline in their at-bats, so that was good to see them be aware of situations and earn some quality walks when they weren’t hitting,” said Marysville-Pilchuck Head Coach James Day.
The Tomahawks were led by their deep roster of juniors including Jordan Justice, Treven Southard, Kyle Nyblod and Parker Devereux. Justice, pitcher, threw six strikeouts over four innings while only allowing one run. He also had a great outing at the plate as he filled the scorecard going 2-2 with two walks, a single, one triple, three runs, three RBIs and two stolen bases. Southard, shortstop, went 1-3 with one single, one walk, two runs and one stolen base. Nyblod, centerfielder, finished 2-3 hitting a single, double, one walk, one run, three RBIs and two stolen bases. Devereux, right fielder, also went perfect at the plate going 2-2 with two singles, one walk, one run, and RBI and two stolen bases.
Marysville-Pilchuck got a big day from their sophomore first baseman Kevin Faulkner as he contributed on both sides of the plate. He finished 2-3 with a single, a double and a game-high five RBIs.
If you want to come out and support the Tomahawks their next home game will be against the Meadowdale Mavericks on Friday, March 29, at 4 p.m.