Senior night for Marysville-Pilchuck’s softball team saw one student finish her high school career with a major accomplishment.
Senior Kelsey Harris threw a perfect game on May 6 during the Tomahawks' season finale against Marysville Getchell.
“Nobody reached base,” Marysville-Pilchuck coach Aaron Zachry said of Harris’s efforts when she recorded no hits or walks against the Chargers.
“It was all about the Marysville-Pilchuck pitcher yesterday,” Marysville Getchell coach Mike Moran said during an interview Friday. He said Harris mixed her speeds well and kept the Charger batters off balance.
He said the game was going well for the first four innings before Marysville Getchell made some mistakes. “You just can’t give them anything,” Moran said.
In the end, the Tomahawks defeated Marysville Getchell 8-0 and improved their record for the season to 10-3. The Chargers finished the season 3-10. The two teams played earlier in the season. On April 22, Marysville-Pilchuck came out on top winning 13-2.
Zachry said the Tomahawks did a good job doing the little things during the game. He added that Emily Downing and Cassidy Phelps each had a couple of hits during Thursday’s contest.
“It’s really easy to do when your pitcher is pitching like that,” Zachry said.
Moran said Charger pitcher Morgan Epperson threw a good game with five strikeouts.
During the shortened spring sports season the Chargers fielded a young team. Three players, two juniors and one freshman, had varsity experience, Moran said of the varsity team that fielded nine players.
“It was a learning year,” Moran said, noting the team faced tough pitchers every game throughout the season, but added the players weren’t afraid to play.
“They’re going to be fine,” Moran said.
The Tomahawks started out the season 8-0 before dropping several games.
“It was nice to get a couple of wins to finish the season,” Zachry said.
He said the number of players was down this year due to the pandemic, but half of the schools are dealing with a similar situation. He added playing 13 games over the course of five weeks didn’t leave a lot of time for practice.
Practice for winter sports started last with week with basketball games, boys swimming, and wrestling matches taking place this week throughout Snohomish County.