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Pitching-rich Marysville-Pilchuck stops Wildcats twice | Baseball

Oak Harbor catcher Danny Wolfe attempts to tag out Marysville-Pilchuck
Oak Harbor catcher Danny Wolfe attempts to tag out Marysville-Pilchuck's Alex Gray at home plate Wednesday.
— image credit: Jim Waller / Whidbey News-Times

To say the Marysville-Pilchuck High School pitching staff is loaded is an understatement. Just ask the Oak Harbor High School baseball team.

The Wildcats mustered only five hits in two games against the Tomahawks this week, losing 10-0 in five innings in Marysville Tuesday, April 1, and falling 6-2 in Oak Harbor Wednesday.

Three pitchers were named to the Wesco North all-league first team last spring, all three were from M-P and all three (Cody Anderson, Alex Gray and Greg Luton) returned this season.

Anderson struck out nine and yielded two hits in the five-inning game Tuesday. Gray pitched the first six innings Wednesday, giving up two hits and one earned run while K'ing six.

The teams will complete their three-game series at Marysville-Pilchuck at 4 p.m. Friday, April 4. Luton, the Tomahawks' ace, is expected to pitch for M-P.

In Tuesday's game, Marysville-Pilchuck mixed four hits with four Oak Harbor errors to score eight runs in the first inning.

Anderson retired eight in a row with four strikeouts to start the game before C.J. Meders singled for the Wildcats. Brandon Bailey picked up the other Oak Harbor hit two innings later.

Wednesday, the Tomahawks' first five hits were all doubles. Three in the second inning produced the game's first two runs; two in the second inning added another tally.

Oak Harbor scored in the fourth to make it 3-1 on a walk to Danny Wolfe followed by two of the three hits Gray surrendered, back-to-back singles by Meders and Bailey.

M-P added two runs in the fifth and one in the seventh.

Oak Harbor's other run came in the sixth. Meders walked and pinch runner Robert Herring eventually scored on a passed ball.

Kevin Johnson went 2-for-4 for the Wildcats.

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