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Marysville-Pilchuck tops Oak Harbor | SLIDESHOW

April 3, 2013 · 9:06 AM
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Marysville-Pilchuck’s Taylor Wade runs to first during the March 27 home game against Oak Harbor. / Lauren Salcedo

MARYSVILLE — The Tomahawks earned an impressive 11-1 victory over Oak Harbor in a home game on Wednesday, March 27.

M-P’s Jake Luton pitched seven innings and allowed only one run from the Wildcats, in the second inning.

“Our starting pitcher, Jake Luton, came out and got off to a little bit of a slow start, but once he gets started he’s really great,” said head coach Kurt Koshelnik. “He started against Shorecrest last week, and it takes him a little while to get comfortable, but once he does, he’s in pretty good shape.”

On the offensive side, the Tomahawks earned consistent runs throughout the course of the game, scoring four in the first inning, three in the second, two in the  third and two in the fifth inning.

“Our lead-off guy, Kyle Nobach, usually sets the pace for us, and when he gets us going, usually good things follow that and the kids feed off of that,” said Koshelnik.

The win followed a victory against Oak Harbor on Tuesday, March 26,  and was followed by another on Friday, March 29.

“Oak Harbor, they compete,” said Koshelnik. “We got up on them pretty good there and they didn’t quit, so I always admire that. I’m always nervous that my kids are going quit when we get down, you know, they are high school kids and sometimes they’ll do that. I admired how Oak Harbor fought the whole time.”

The Tomahawks’ record is now 4-1 in league and 5-1 overall. They face Mountlake Terrace at home at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3.

“Every game is just as important.

They all count the same. We only have three non-league games this season, so they all count. It’s just one at a time,” said Koshelnik, who spoke briefly about the team’s ultimate goal.

“Obviously the answer that every kid will tell you, and I probably would too, is to be the state champs. But it’s one thing at a time and, truly, our goal is to play our best baseball and whatever happens, happens. We can be happy with that.”

 

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