M-P advances to winner-to-state game (slide show)

MARYSVILLE — After losing the second round of the 3A district tournament to Lynnwood 3-0 May 12, the Marysville-Pilchuck baseball team earned its chance to play a winner-to-state game against Ferndale Saturday, May 16, at Memorial Field in Everett as they defeated Oak Harbor 7-2 in a loser-out game May 13.

Marysville-Pilchuck's Nick Anderson delivers a pitch from the mound against Oak Harbor.

MARYSVILLE — After losing the second round of the 3A district tournament to Lynnwood 3-0 May 12, the Marysville-Pilchuck baseball team earned its chance to play a winner-to-state game against Ferndale Saturday, May 16, at Memorial Field in Everett as they defeated Oak Harbor 7-2 in a loser-out game May 13.

Oak Harbor scored its only two runs in the first inning. M-P broke that deficit at the bottom of the first scoring three runs and never looked back.

M-P’s Trey Southard led with two runs scored and a two-run homer in the fourth inning.

M-P changed its approach at the plate to defeat Oak Harbor, assistant coach Ron Burdett said.

“We tell our kids to be aggressive. It’s just a matter of swinging,” Burdett said. “We put the ball in play yesterday, but today we found some holes and took advantage of a few mistakes they made.”

Now with the Tomahawks’ focus on making it to state, the goal is “pretty simple,” Burdett said.

“It’d be great for these guys, especially the seniors, to go to state,” Burdett said. “I’m not really sure where we’ll end up but if we make it past Saturday, it will be fun for these guys.”

-Other local games-

GRANITE FALLS — The Lakewood softball team defeated Granite Falls once but also lost in the double-header May 13. The Cougars won the first game 10-6, but Granite Falls won the second 10-4. Lakewood’s record is 12-7.

OAK HARBOR — The Arlington baseball team was eliminated from the 3A district tournament losing to Oak Harbor 10-6 May 12. Tristan Sheward hit a double for Arlington.

DUVALL — The Lakewood baseball team was eliminated from the 2A district baseball tournament losing to Cedarcrest 10-0 May 12.

MARYSVILLE — The Marysville-Pilchuck boys soccer team lost to Mountlake Terrace 2-1 and were eliminated from the 3A district tournament May 12. Aaron Cardenas scored the only goal for M-P with an assist by Sebastian Navarro.

ARLINGTON — The Arlington softball team was shut out by Everett 7-0 May 12. Arlington’s record fell to 10-10.

OAK HARBOR — The Marysville Getchell softball team lost to Oak Harbor 14-12 May 12. MG’s Kaitlyn Bombach tripled, scored an RBI and four runs. MG fell to 4-16.

STANWOOD — The Marysville-Pilchuck softball team defeated Stanwood 13-7 May 12. M-P’s McKenzie Justice was the workhorse, pitching the entire game hitting a home run, a triple and five RBI. M-P improved its record to 11-9.

OAK HARBOR – Marysville Getchell’s girls golf team placed second May 12 to qualify for districts.The team finished behind winner Oak Harbor at the Wesco 3A North Tournament at the Whidbey Golf & Country Club.Going to districts for MG are: Abbie Braun, Kaitlin Shane, Samantha Peterson, Alexis Von Ellinghaus, Kyla VanHorn and Mallory Ford.Individual district qualifiers include: Marysville Pilchuck: Katelyn Melohusky, Eryn Hall and Courtney Fitzmaurice; Arlington: Camlynne Davis, Ella Conway, Eva Ludwig, Anna Depew and Tatyana Stites.Team scores: Oak Harbor 530, MG 560, Stanwood 564, Arlington 569, M-P 588, Everett 601.

ARLINGTON – The 3A Wesco North Tennis Tournament took place at Arlington High School May 12.Locals who advanced in singles include: Marina Ciferri of Marysville Getchell and Jacey Wreggelsworth of Arlington.No locals advanced in doubles.SinglesFirst round: Juliana Gholam (F) def. Lily Bynum (A) 6-4, 6-2; Emily Olson (E) def. Megan Gross (M-P) 6-1, 6-3; Jacey Wreggelsworth (A) def. Stefanie Brandt (S) 6-0, 6-2; Cortni Huffman (MG) def. Abby Affholter (E) 7-6 (7), 6-4; Sierra Price (M-P) def. Trina Byer (F) 6-4, 7-5.Quarterfinals: Marina Ciferri (MG) def. Whitefoot 6-0, 6-0; Wreggelsworth def. Huffman 6-3; 6-1; Makenzie Perry (OH) def. Price 6-2, 6-3.DoublesFirst round: Gigi Moss-Brittany DeNike (A) def. Chelsie McAdoo-Claire Esser (M-P) 6-1, 3-6, 7-5; Kiki Dillon-Abby Spencer (S) def. Francesca Tuazon-Kristina Mendoza (MG) 6-4, 6-2; Liz Coughlan-Juliette Gentzler (E) def. Bailey Scallan-Chloe Sakshaug (M-P) 6-1, 6-2; Sophia Chehine-Hailey Schultz (F) def. Danielle Santos-Lilly Lee (MG) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1; Bella Tift-Hannah Scarth (A) def. Tamia Rios-Alyssa Eden (A) 7-6 (1) 6-3.Quarterfinals: Carly Bannerman-Shelby Slaughter (F) def. Moss-DeNike 6-2, 6-2; Alessia Piazzi-Kylie Stevens (S) def. Tift-Scarth 6-7 (1), 6-2, 6-3.

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