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Reigning at M-PHS - Rain fails to dampen Tomahawks win
MARYSVILLE The rain was pouring down as M-Ps Michael Stevens crossed home plate to score the Tomahawks sixth run, ending the game with a 6-5 victory over Mount Vernon.
We probably shouldnt have played, but they came all the way from Mount Vernon, said Marysville baseball coach Josh Rosenbach about the oppressive weather that soaked the Tomahawk faithful who attended the March 17 game. The decision was made to make it at least five innings, that makes it an official game.
The luck of the Irish must have been with the Tomahawks, who earned two runs in the first inning, but trailed much of the rest of the game until scoring the decisive sixth run.
Stevens proved an offensive threat all game, getting on base in the first inning and scoring the first of his two runs in the third inning to tie the game at four runs apiece. Teammate Brandon Kizers two RBIs came on a double, batting in Kyle Mallory and Stevens first run, closing Marysvilles two-inning deficit.
After a Mount Vernon run at the top of the fifth, Riley Gilbertson answered for Marysville with a deep field hit, resulting in a triple. He gave the Tomahawks their third tie of the game at 5-5 when he stole home a few pitches later.
Two batters later, Ryan DiMassio came up to bat with Stevens on base and notched an RBI of his own to end the game.
Marysvilles first two runs came in the first inning, the second from Kyle Bottin, whose triple batted in Shane McKinley.
Kyle Bottins been swinging the bat really well for us. He had a home run Thursday and a triple today, Rosenbach said, with praise to go around for the team, including pitchers Sean Moser and Alex Austin.
Im really proud of the way we fought back, dealing with not the greatest of conditions, he said, adding that his primary goal for improving the team at this point is just building experience.
The win was Marysvilles second in a row after defeating Mountlake Terrace 6-0 two days earlier. The Tomahawks opened their non-conference schedule with a 7-3 loss to Edmonds-Woodway on March 13.