LYNNWOOD — Everett used a five-run first inning to pull ahead and topple Lynnwood 13-5 in a Wesco 3A game on Monday.
Seagulls outfielder Charise Shaver provided for much of the Everett offense, batting 3-for-5 with seven RBI, including a bases loaded double in the first and a two-run single in the second inning.
The Seagulls, behind starting pitcher Alexie Levin, held a 10-0 lead going into the bottom of the sixth.
The Royals bats awoke to avoid the 10-run rule, rallying for five runs. They were the first runs the Everett pitching staff had allowed in five games, and the most runs it had allowed all season.
The previous high was four runs allowed against Cascade in the Seagulls first game of the season.
“Those first five innings kind of took the wind out of our sails,” said Lynnwood coach Matt Rockne. “I am very proud of our girls for being able to come back in the sixth, and accomplish what they did.”
Rockne also was impressed with unbeaten Everett.
“Everett has so much speed in that lineup. You can’t make a lot of mistakes if you plan on beating a team that’s that good.”
At Lynnwood H.S.
Alexie Levin, Abbey Facey (7) and Kayla Deditius. Jessica Gott and Katie Eno. WP—Levin. LP—J. Gott (7-5). 2B— Keilanna Harper (E), Cherise Shaver (E), Levin (E), Alexis Dittoe (E), J. Gott (L). Records—Everett 9-0 league, 13-0 overall. Lynnwood 6-4, 7-5.