Shannon Patton runs toward home plate during a co-ed softball league game June 26 at Marysville Pilchuck High School. She plays for AC3, which is a team from Allen Creek Community Church.


Several dozen adults got to enjoy a warm, sunny afternoon playing softball on one of the diamonds at Marysville Pilchuck High School. 

They were competing in Marysville’s Sunday Spring Co-Ed League that has been playing double-headers on Sundays since April. The season will wrap up with playoffs at the end of June. The city of Marysville organizes the league. 

Two teams competed on June 26 – Emo-Geez, which is a group of friends who also play football together, team manager Corey Whitney said, and AC3, which is a team from Allen Creek Community Church. 

Church member Nathan Crain said the team is an outreach program and a way to build relationships and play some softball. 

The sunny, nearly 90-degree weather was a nice change from the wet spring the teams endured that prompted cancellation of several games throughout the season. 

“It’s been the worst rain in 24 years,” Crain said. 

June 26 should have been the playoff day for the Spring Co-Ed League, but the rainy spring changed those plans. A playoff will take place sometime later in the week. 

Three teams are currently participating in the co-ed league. Jennifer Fries, athletic supervisor for the city of Marysville, said softball leagues are rebuilding in the wake of COVID-19. 

The city also operates a Monday Men’s Spring League that also takes place at Marysville Pilchuck High School. The championships for the men’s league took place June 27 after the North County Outlook went to press. 

The city of Marysville is also organizing a summer softball league with both men’s and co-ed divisions. Games begin the week of July 10 and teams will compete in 10 games. 

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