SHORELINE — When the season began, expectations weren’t that high for the Shorewood baseball team, which graduated eight seniors. But the young squad exceeded them.
On senior night, the Thunderbirds defeated Edmonds-Woodway 8-2 to secure at minimum, a 4A District 1 play-in game.
Kevin Moriarty pitched five innings for Shorewood, allowing just two runs on two hits with four strikeouts.
“The story of the game was the pitching,” Shorewood head coach Wyatt Tonkin said. “We got excellent pitching by our big horse (Moriarty) here. His ERA now is like 0.52.”
Paul Stotts and Nate McClellan led a well-balanced offensive attack to lead the Thunderbirds into the playoffs, both going 2-for-3. Stotts added two RBI and two stolen bases.
“That was our goal to begin with,” Tonkin said referring to the playoffs. “Because we’re so young … we went through some adversity this year and slowly but surely we improved and we’re peaking at the right time.
“Honestly, I think with our pitching we could be a dangerous team.”
At Shorewood H.S.
Callahan, Liukko (4) and Liukko, Kojuet (4). Moriarty, Snell (6) and Vincent. WP—Moriarty (6-1). LP—Callahan. 2B—Hendrickson (S). Records—Edmonds-Woodway 8-9 league, 10-9 overall. Shorewood 10-7, 12-7.
Meadowdale 12, Mariner 4: At Lynnwood, Meadowdale starting pitcher Sam Triece pitched 42/3 innings, allowing just three runs on two hits to earn the win. Sam Herzer had a two-run double and three RBI for the Mavericks in their Wesco South win.
At Meadowdale H.S.
Rosendahl, Kolbut (4), Weller (5), Redwood (6) and Raven. Triece, Hirsch (5), Solomon (7) and Ackerman, Gray (6). WP—Triece (3-2). LP—Rosendahl. 2B—Brennan (M), Sand (M), Sam Herzer (M). Records—Mariner 5-12 league, 5-14 overall. Meadowdale 8-9, 8-11.
Shorecrest 11, Jackson 5 (5 innings): At Everett, Jermey Donner had four RBI and a triple, helping the Scots win the Wesco South game shortened by rain.
At Everett Memorial Stadium
Oliver, Brooks (5) and Dickmeyer. S. Brown, Bessley (4), M. Brown (5) and Flatt. WP—Oliver. LP—S. Brown. 2B—Olson (J), Dickmeyer (S). 3B—Donner (S). Records—Shorecrest 6-11 league, 8-11 overall. Jackson 12-5, 14-5.
Mountlake Terrace 3, Lynnwood 2: At Bothell, Aaron Brooks pitched a complete game to help Mountlake Terrace (12-5 Wesco South, 13-6 overall) clinch a 4A District 1 playoff berth.
Lake Stevens 10, Oak Harbor 1: At Lake Stevens, Dylan LaVelle hit 2-for-4 with a home run in the Wesco North rout.
At Lake Stevens H.S.
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Ritcher, Counts (6) and Tillotson. LaVelle, Clayton (7) and Tyler. WP—LaVelle (6-0). LP—Ritcher. 2B—Fiske (L), Parris (L), Tyler (L). HR—LaVelle (L), Nelson (L). Records—Oak Harbor 6-9 league, 9-9 overall. Lake Stevens 13-1, 17-1.
Marysville-Pilchuck 5, Everett 4: At Marysville, the Tomahawks trailed by one going into the bottom of the seventh and pushed across the winning run with a bases loaded walk to avoid the Wesco North upset. Ben Barhanovich hit a solo home run for Everett. Adam Sylvester and Kyle Pace had identical stats, batting 2-for-2 with a double, run and RBI.
At Marysville-Pilchuck H.S.
Marthaller, Juarez (7), Wetmore (7) and Herrick. Van-Dalen, Thomas (5) and Flanders. WP—Thomas (4-0). LP—Wetmore. 2B—Sylvesrter (MP), Estella (MP), Pace (MP). HR—Barhanovich (E). Records—Everett 3-11 league, 4-13 overall. Marysville-Pilchuck 14-1, 16-1.
Monroe 10, Cascade 0 (5 innings): At Monroe, Jacob Reppert tossed a two-hit shutout in the Wesco North game shortened by the 10-run rule. Cody Reed hit 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and three RBI for the Bearcats.
At Marshall Field
Salyards, Dubois (5) and Duffy. Reppert and Reed. WP—Reppert. LP—Salyards. 2B—Reed (M), Brakke (M). Records—Cascade 5-10 league, 5-14 overall. Monroe 10-5, 10-9.
Stanwood 8, Snohomish 6: At Snohomish, Chad Murdock had three RBI and teammate Connor Martin doubled and drove in two runs to lead Stanwood to the Wesco Nortn win. Eric Koenig had two RBI for Snohomish and teammate Mike Kilpatrick batted 3-for-3 with a home run a two runs batted in. Snohomish left 12 runner on base.
At Snohomish H.S.
Orcutt, Martin (6) and Ness. Gunning, Frisk (5), Larivee (6) and Taubenheim. WP—Orcutt. LP—Gunning. S—Martin. 2B—McCane (St), Martin (St), Simpson (Sn), Koenig (Sn). HR—Kilpatrick (Sn). Records—Stanwood 6-9 league, 7-9 overall. Snohomish 4-11, 6-13.
Lakewood 12, Coupeville 7: At Coupeville, Cory Moore helped power Lakewood to a Cascade Conference win with a three-run homer in the fifth inning.
At Coupeville H.S.
Miller, Blount (2) and Leach. Wilcox, Smith (6), Brookhouse (6) and Griffin. WP—Blount. LP—Wilcox (3-3). 2B—Dearing (L), Miller (L), Smith (C), Eaton (C), Wheat (C). HR—Moore (L), Griffin (C). Records—Lakewood 10-8 league, 11-8 overall. Coupeville 8-10, 10-10.
Granite Falls 9, S. Whidbey 4: At Granite Falls, Andrew Millican tossed a one-hitter through five innings on 37 pitches before giving the Granite Falls bullpen a chance in the Cascade Conference game. Max Whit batted 3-for-4 with two RBI for the Tigers.
At Granite Falls H.S.
Rawls, Brown (5) and Curfman. Millican, Benson (6), Byron (7) and Byron, Major (7). WP—Millican. LP—Rawls. 2B—Patterson (G), Fallon (S). HR—Jones (G). Records—South Whidbey 4-14 league, 6-14 overall. Granite Falls 8-10, 8-12.
La Conner 1, Darrington 0 (8 innings): At Darrington, both hurlers went the distance in the extra-inning Northwest 2B pitchers’ duel. With one out in the eighth inning, the Loggers committed an error on a ground ball that put a runner on second and Dakota Hartley singled him home for the win.
At Darrington H.S.
Ketcham and Peth. Nash and McMillion. WP—Ketchham. LP—Nash (1-5). Records—La Conner 10-4 league, overall not reported. Darrington 2-12, 2-13.