The Marysville Getchell baseball team welcomed the Stanwood Spartans to their home field for the second game of their three-game series on April 3.
Both teams started the game out slow as neither of them scored through the first two innings behind strong performances from the mound. The Chargers struck first as they exploded for five runs in the bottom of the third inning. Stanwood didn’t take long to come back as they answered immediately, scoring six runs in the top of the fourth to lead 6-5. The Spartans shut down Marysville Getchell through the fifth inning while scoring an additional run in the top of the inning to extend their lead, 7-5.
The Chargers weren’t done yet as they rattled off a few hits in a row to score two runs in the bottom of the sixth and tie the game at 7-7. The game was only tied for a short time as the Spartans were determined to secure their victory with a huge five-run seventh inning. Marysville Getchell only managed to score one run in the bottom of the final inning as they fell to the Spartans by a four-run margin,12-8.
“It’s so easy at this age to get down in a game and give in, but they just kept battling all the way through. It’s just frustrating to see them give up free runs, but that comes with youth and they’ll keep getting better,” said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Gabriel Rochon.
Marysville Getchell was led by their young sophomore core of Trevor Loucks, Kody Galde and Dylan Maneval. Loucks, centerfielder, filled the stat sheet as he had two hits going 2-4 with two runs, one RBI, two stolen bases, one single and one double. Glade, left fielder, also went 2-4 with one run, two stolen bases and two singles. Maneval, second baseman, notched two hits on three plate appearances while putting up one RBI, one single and one double.
The Chargers senior duo of Caleb Koellmer and Ryan King also put in some work of their own. Koellmer, first baseman, finished with two hits out of four appearances, one run, two RBIs, one stolen base, one single and one double. King, right fielder, went 2-3 at the plate with two runs, one stolen base and two singles.
If you want to catch the Chargers' next home game, they will be playing the Everett Seagulls on Tuesday, April 16, at 4 p.m.