MARYSVILLE — Marysville Pilchuck’s Kylie Lopez hit a double to drive in Abigail Otto with the winning run as the Tomahawks earned a walk-off win against Mountlake Terrace on Friday in a Wesco 3A crossover softball game.
Otto drew a one-out walk and moved to second on a passed ball. Hawks starting pitcher Gabby Calhoun, who had been effective pitching inside throughout the game, jammed Lopez, but the Tomahawks catcher was able to get enough of the full-count pitch.
“Calhoun was tying us up, getting inside and we weren’t squaring the ball up,” Tomahawks head coach Aaron Zachry said. “It got in on (Lopez’s) hands, but she was able to muscle it down the third-base line.”
Karly Albertson and Lexie Phelps each went 2-for-2 for Marysville Pilchuck. Albertson scored the Tomahawks’ first two runs, with Phelps doubling her in to tie the game in sixth.
Tomahawks starting pitcher Jordan Willard beat Terrace for the second time this season and improved to 10-4 after a complete-game performance.
The Hawks scored the game’s first run in the fourth with Amanda Aversano hitting an RBI single to score Maddy Kristjanson. Kristjanson, who finished 2-for-3, also scored in the sixth on Hannah Wilcox’s RBI single.
“(Kristjanson) is just a tough out,” Zachry said.
The win solidifies Marysville Pilchuck’s grip on the Wesco 3A North (8-1 league, 11-5 overall). It also increases the possibility that the Tomahawks and Hawks (6-3, 9-7), currently the No. 4 seed in the 3A South, will square off in the first round of the 3A district tournament.
“They’re a good No. 4 team,” Zachry said. “It would be a tough matchup for the first round in districts. It’s tough to beat a good team three times in a row.”
At Marysville Pilchuck H.S.
Gabby Calhoun and Hannah Baisch. Jordan Willard and Kylie Lopez. WP—Willard (10-4). LP—Calhoun (3-3). 2B—Maddy Kristjanson (MT), Baisch, Lexie Phelps (MP), Lopez. Records—Mountlake Terrace 6-3 league, 9-7 overall. Marysville Pilchuck 8-1, 11-5.