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Wildcats win big, lose close | Baseball
Oak Harbor became part of Marysville Getchell High School baseball history Friday, March 30 -- part it wished to avoid.
After the Wildcats walloped the visiting Chargers 16-5 in five innings in the first game of a double-header, Marysville Getchell took game two 3-2 to record the new school's first-ever varsity baseball win.
The Chargers entered the day with six losses by an average of eight runs, and game one was typical of their season when the Wildcats used 15 hits and 10 MG errors to roll to the big win.
Marysville Getchell scored two runs in the top of the first, then Oak Harbor tied it with two in the second before scoring 14 over the third and fourth innings to stroll to the easy win.
In the second, Andrew Snavely walked and Mike Maletto reached on an error. With two outs, another error and a single by Zach Zimmer evened the score.
In an eight-run third, Oak Harbor blended singles by Sam Glavick (two RBI), Austyn Walker, Maletto, Zimmer and Grant Schroeder; two errors, two walks, a passed ball and sacrifice fly to score its runs.
Brent Mertins drove in two runs with a single in the six-run fourth, and Glavick and Maletto each had run-scoring base hits.
Glavick, Schroeder, Mertins and Zimmer each finished 2-for-2.
Game two was a different story as the Wildcats managed only four hits off submarine pitcher Rylan Faucett and committed five errors.
Although the game was played in Oak Harbor, the Chargers were the home team in the second game because it was a makeup game for rainouts scheduled for Marysville the previous two days.
Oak Harbor scored two runs in the top of the fourth when David Kusnick was hit by a pitch, Snavely singled and Zimmer drove them home with a base hit.
The Chargers countered with a three-run fourth, combining three hits with two errors to take the lead, the game and a place in team history.
Glavick and Richter had the only other Oak Harbor hits.
The Wildcats (1-3, 3-4) play Mountlake Terrace (2-2, 2-4) at home at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, and at Terrace Wednesday.