The Marysville Getchell baseball team hosted their crosstown rival Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks in the final matchup of a three-game series on April 26.
Marysville-Pilchuck got off to a strong start as they strung a few hits together to score four runs in the top of the first inning. The Chargers were determined to not let the game get away from them as they came back in the bottom of the same inning to score three runs of their own. Marysville Getchell continued to close the gap as they shutdown the Tomahawks and scored one run in the second, entering the third inning tied at 4-4.
Over the next three innings Marysville-Pilchuck dominated the matchup as they outscored the Chargers 10-2. The game slowed down over the final two innings as the Tomahawks scored once more and walked away with the 15-6 victory over Marysville Getchell.
“We didn’t let our emotions get the best of us in a rivalry game and it was good to see all of them focus on themselves. The biggest thing I think we need to work on is getting sharper in our mental game. We have a young team going into the offseason and if we can dial that in we should have a good team,” said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Gabriel Rochon.
The Chargers had contributions from all over their roster including Garrett Devereux, Caleb Koellmer and Trevor Loucks. Devereux, junior infielder, went a perfect 3-3 at the plate with two singles, a double, one run and an RBI. Koellmer, senior first baseman, finished the day with one hit, one walk, a run, RBI, a stolen base and a single. Loucks, sophomore center fielder, also finished the day with one hit as he recorded a single with one run, an RBI and a stolen base.
Marysville Getchell’s two pitchers, Ryan King and Sean Brown, had big performances all over the field. King, senior, had a strong day at the plate going 3-4 with one single, two doubles, two runs and one RBI. He also came onto the mound as a reliever throwing two strikeouts over three innings. Brown, sophomore, started the game as he threw five strikeouts over four innings. Sean also put up stats at the plate with one single, one run, an RBI and a stolen base.
“We got a lot of good hits and worked a lot of counts through all seven innings. It’s always a good battle between the Marysville schools, but now we have to focus on finishing the league season strong and setting ourselves up for a playoff run,” said Marysville-Pilchuck Head Coach James Day.
Marysville-Pilchuck had a big day from Jordan Justice, Cole Brammer, Daniel Kirkwood, Kevin Faulkner and Hunter Janisko. Justice, junior shortstop, went perfect at the plate with one hit, four walks, five runs, four stolen bases and a single. Brammer, junior utility, finished with two hits, one walk, one single, one double, two runs, four RBIs and three stolen bases. Kirkwood, senior third baseman, had two hits, two walks, two singles, three runs, one RBI and four stolen bases. Faulkner, sophomore catcher, tallied two singles, one walk, one run and three RBIs. Janisko, senior first baseman, filled the stat sheet with a single, a double, one run and two RBIs.
After a final series of games, both teams will be done in the regular season. If you want to support either team you will find them in the 3A District Playoffs or have to wait till next season.