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Oak Harbor faces Getchell in playoff for district berth | Softball

A playoff to make the playoffs.

The Oak Harbor High School softball team goes to Marysville-Getchell at 4 p.m. today (Thursday, May 9) for a playoff game to determine third place in the Wesco North and the final berth into the district tournament.

Both teams lost their regular season finales yesterday, setting up the tie-breaker.

Oak Harbor (4-9, 5-15) fell 14-2 at home in five innings to first-place Marysville-Pilchuck (9-4, 12-8) while Getchell (4-9, 6-14) was upset 8-2 by last-place Stanwood.

The Wildcats and Marysville Getchell split during the regular season, each winning at home. Oak Harbor won the first meeting 13-10 and lost the second 7-6.

The Wildcats came from behind three times to win the first game, and the Chargers overcame a four-run Oak Harbor lead to take the second.

In the loss to Marysville-Pilchuck Wednesday, Oak Harbor picked up only one hit off a pair of Tomahawk pitchers.

Morgan Young hit an RBI single; Lexie Findley collected the second RBI.

Oak Harbor committed eight errors in the game, leading to nine unearned runs off starter Emily Saar.

The Oak Harbor/Getchell winner meets South champion Meadowdale (13-0, 17-2) in the district opener at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at Everett's Phil Johnson Fields. A second game in the double-elimination tournament will follow at 6.

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