Marysville-Pilchuck scored three runs in the sixth inning to cement a 13-9 win over the visiting Oak Harbor High School softball team Monday, April 22.
The Wildcats trimmed a five-run deficit to one, 10-9, heading into the bottom of the sixth, then the Tomahawks added the three-spot to stymie the Oak Harbor comeback.
Marysville (7-1, 9-5) remains a half game out of first place in the Western Conference; Oak Harbor’s Wesco record slipped to 2-7 (4-11).
The Wildcats are currently tied for 10th in the RPI rankings with five games left. The top 10 qualify for the 3A district tournament.
Oak Harbor plays at Snohomish (5-1, 9-2) at 4 p.m. Friday, April 26.
Marysville-Pilchuck 13, Oak Harbor 9
Oak Harbor zipped to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning. With one out, Maddy Tucker singled, Cierra LeGendre doubled and both scored on Sam Scott’s double. After a single by Eleanor Tucker, Scott scored on an error.
The Tomahawks responded immediately, scoring five times in the bottom half of the inning.
Oak Harbor got two back in the top of the second. Emily Wilson walked and Miranda Wilson singled and then both moved up on a double steal. After an out, LeGendre doubled in the runners.
Marysville-Pilchuck then scored five runs over the next three innings to go ahead 10-5.
The Wildcats scored twice in both the fifth and sixth innings to make it 10-9.
In the fifth, singles by LeGendre and Eleanor Tucker led to a pair of runs.
In the sixth, Miranda Wilson singled and then scored on LeGendre’s double. Scott singled in LeGendre.
LeGendre finished with four hits, including three doubles, and drove in three runs.
Scott had three hits, one a double, and three RBI.
Miranda Wilson and Eleanor Tucker each had two hits, Maddy Tucker singled and Cierra Dean collected three RBI.