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Baseball: Mariner rallies twice to top Wildcats
Mariner came back twice to defeat the Oak Harbor High School baseball team 4-3 in eight innings Thursday, March 17, in Mukilteo.
The Wildcats scored single runs in each of the first two innings, and pitcher Josh Evans held that lead for five innings by allowing only one fourth-inning run. He yielded four hits and no walks while striking out five in five innings of work.
Yale Rosen relieved Evans in the sixth, but after getting two outs, he walked four straight batters and forced in the tying run.
Oak Harbor regained the lead in the eighth with a run, and it could have had more but was victimized by a questionable call.
Jay Stout started the eighth with a walk, and Rosen singled. Evans then drove one off the fence, but Stout was tagged out at the plate on a controversial call.
Justin Counts walked to load the bases, and Rosen scored on Gabe Clark’s single. The rally then fizzled.
Mariner (2-0) started the eighth with two singles; a sacrifice bunt moved the runners up. A ground out produced one run, then a single drove in the game-winner.
Sam Wolfe topped the Oak Harbor offense with two hits, including a double, an RBI, a run and a stolen base.
Oak Harbor (0-1-1) journeys to Everett Saturday, March 19, for a 2 p.m. game with Cascade.
OH 110 000 01 3 7 1
Mar 000 101 02 4 7 0
OH pitchers: Evans, Rosen (6), Byrne (6).