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Cats end season with two wins
Knocking off the third place team in the WesCo North division twice in the final two games of the 2008 baseball season was the perfect way for the Oak Harbor Wildcats to end the year.
Not a part of the playoff picture, the Wildcats had the satisfaction of beating Marysville-Pilchuck 2-1 Monday afternoon and coming back with a 4-3 victory on Tuesday to complete the sweep.
Oak Harbor ends the season 6-10 in league games and 8-12 overall.
Mondays game was played in Oak Harbor due to a wet Marysville-Pilchuck field, and the Tomahawks took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning.
The Wildcats responded in the top of the third inning with a manufactured run.
Chris Reilly led off with a single, moved to second on a wild pitch and then over to third on an infield out. The fleet senior shortstop then stole home to tie the game at 1-1.
Oak Harbor tallied the winning run in the top of the seventh inning when Reilly reached base on a fielders choice and scored on a double by Johnny Encinas.
Bennett Richter was the winning pitcher surrendering just two hits.
Oak Harbor 4, Marysville-Pilchuck 3
Trailing 1-0, Oak Harbor scored three times with two out in the bottom of the third inning in Tuesdays game.
Reilly was safe on a fielders choice and scored on an Encinas double.
Danny Lura singled home Encinas with the go-ahead run and Chris Valencia followed with another single. Ben Wolfe was safe on an error to load the bases and Richter walked to force in Lura with the third run.
Marysville-Pilchuck scored a pair of runs in the top of the fifth to tie the score 3-3, but Oak Harbor came right back in the bottom half of the inning with the game-winning run.
With one out, Lura doubled and Valencia drove him home with a single.
Knocking off the third-place team twice was a great way for the seniors to go out and for me to end my high school coaching career, Waller said.
Lura was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored, and Valencia was 2-for-3 with the game-winning RBI.
Seagulls shutout Wildcats 4-0
Jessica Kallander had three of Oak Harbors four hits as the Wildcats softball team lost 4-0 to Everett Tuesday in a WesCo North game.
Everett (9-4 league, 12-4 overall) scored what turned out to be the game-winning run in the bottom of the first inning and added a pair of insurance runs in the bottom of the fourth.
Whitney Osborne pitched a good game for the Wildcats giving up just five hits, and Oak Harbor played errorless defense in the field.
Cory Mattson went the distance for the Seagulls recording 11 strikeouts.
The Wildcats play their final home game of the season at 4 p.m. Tuesday against Monroe.
Oak Harbor is 1-12 in league games and 2-14 overall.
Newton, Neilon winners on court
Senior Kellie Newton and sophomore Erin Neilon were winners in singles matches Wednesday afternoon as the Oak Harbor tennis team dropped a 5-2 decision to Monroe.
Newton defeated Danielle Winslow 7-5, 6-2 in the second singles match, and Neilon went three sets before defeating Sylvia Burkhard 5-7, 6-1, 6-4.
Oak Harbors season record stands at 1-14.