M-P wins district playoffs by playing power ball (slide show)

  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018 1:18pm
  • Sports

EVERETT – Marysville-Pilchuck is hitting the cover off the ball – and at the right time.

The Tomahawks won the Class 3A District 1 title Saturday, clobbering Edmonds-Woodway in just five innings 11-0.

“I believe one through nine in the lineup, they’re going to put good at-bats together, they’re going to put good swings on the ball, and they’re going to hit the ball hard somewhere,” M-P coach James Day told The Herald.

M-P southpaw pitcher Tyler Devries was just as dominant on the mound, giving up just two hits.

But it was the hitting – especially two blasts over the Everett Memorial Stadium walls and one that bounced off the rightfield wall – that stood out.

M-P jumped to a 4-0 lead in the first inning. With two out, Eric Anderson started things off with a bunt single and went to second on an error. He scored after another error. Sophomore Jordan Justice made it 2-0 when he smashed an RBI double off the wall in right-center. Later, Mark Bielawski hit a two-run double to right to make it 4-0. He added another double later as M-P had six extra base hits.

Power ball continued when Kee-An Ballard, the No. 9 hitter in the lineup, smacked a solo homer to left in the second.

Not to be outdone, Colby Phelps accomplished the same feat over the centerfield fence the next inning as M-P won going away.

The Tommies are the district champs for the first time in more than a decade.

“The guys coming together and putting together that kind of game, that’s pretty emotional,” Day added. M-P added another run in the fourth and four in the fifth for the mercy-rule win.

M-P, 19-4, have won 11 straight going into Saturday’s state regional game against BonnEy Lake in Mount Vernon. Last time they qualified for state was in 2009.

More in Sports

3 locals make All State; others also honored by leagues

Two local athletes were named All State recently in boys basketball, and… Continue reading

Luke Dobler of M-P made the first team. (Steve Powell/Staff Photos)
M-P has 8, Arlington 6, MG 4 on All-Wesco North teams

Marysville-Pilchuck had eight athletes selected to winter-season Wesco 3A North all-league teams,… Continue reading

Steve Powell/Staff Photo 
                                The White family consists of Craig, Cayden, Alivia and Andie.
Wrestling is life for Marysville-Pilchuck’s White family

By Steve Powell spowell@marysvilleglobe.com MARYSVILLE – Many families wrestle with what to… Continue reading

The girls on the bench show a range of emotions at the clock winds down. (Steve Powell/Staff Photos)
Arlington girls coach: They’ll be back

By Steve Powell spowell@arlingtontimes.com TACOMA - Joe Marsh’s Arlington girls basketball team’s… Continue reading

Arlington girls basketball team members celebrate as the horn sounds to end the upset against Eastside Catholic Saturday. (Steve Powell/Staff Photos)
Arlington girls stun No. 1 team, end up 3rd at state

By Steve Powell spowell@arlingtontimes.com TACOMA - For most of the game Arlington… Continue reading

M-P loses to Wilson, ousted from state playoffs

TACOMA – Marysville-Pilchuck gutted out a tough performance, but still was knocked… Continue reading

M-P loses, still has shot at trophy; Lakewood ousted

No. 4 Garfield whipped No. 3 Marysville-Pilchuck Thursday morning 74-53, but the… Continue reading

M-P loses, still has shot at trophy; Lakewood ousted

No. 4 Garfield whipped No. 3 Marysville-Pilchuck Thursday morning 74-53, but the… Continue reading

Brady Phelps makes a behind-the-back pass. (Steve Powell/Staff Photos)
After OT loss, M-P plays at state at Tacoma Dome Wednesday morning

By Steve Powell spowell@marysvilleglobe.com Cameron Stordahl scored 25 points to lead Marysville-Pilchuck… Continue reading

Blake Conyers and Shae Dixon double team the ball on the press. Lakewood’s defense sparked the comeback. (Steve Powell/Staff Photos)
Sophomore sparks Lakewood to state in Yakima

By Steve Powell spowell@marysvilleglobe.com MOUNT VERNON – Seniors have led Lakewood’s boys… Continue reading

Knight scores 29, but No. 2 Wilson too much for MG at Dome

TACOMA – Marysville Getchell’s first trip to state at the Tacoma Dome… Continue reading

Stordahl scores 25 to lead M-P to win at Tacoma Dome

TACOMA – Cameron Stordahl scored 25 points to lead Marysville-Pilchuck to a… Continue reading