MARYSVILLE – Two years ago, the Marysville Getchell baseball team would have qualified for districts with the fourth place league ranking they have today — but that won’t be the case this year. Ferndale, a lone 3A team in the Northwest Conference, takes the fourth district qualifying spot automatically, putting pressure on the Chargers to make it into the top three teams in Wesco 3A North.
“A win on Friday would have put us in a really good spot for districts,” said head coach Gerry Klep. “Normally it would be the top four teams from each league that qualify for districts, but Ferndale is taking the last spot. We did not do our due diligence on Friday to secure a spot.”
Although typically scoring seven runs in a game is sufficient for the Chargers to win a game, said Klep, the Seagulls simply scored more runs, finishing the game 13-7.
“Everett hit the ball where we weren’t,” said Klep. “When we score seven runs in a game, it’s usually enough to win. Sometimes that happens in baseball, though. They hit the ball where we aren’t.”
The Chargers played two more games in their regular season, against Mountlake Terrace at home on Monday, April 29, and against Glacier Peak away on Tuesday, April 30. The results of those games weren’t immediately known as of press time. If the Chargers were able to take a couple victories, then they advance to the post-season.
“Hopefully we can get a few wins,” said Klep.
Marysville Getchell’s record was 5-10 in conference and 6-11 overall as of press time. To check results visit www.marysvilleglobe.com.