Arlington’s Peyton Aanstad pitches to Marysville Getchell’s Parker Johnson in the Class 3A District 1 softball tournament Friday at Phil Johnson Fields in Everett. The Chargers won the loser-out game 7-2 (Evan Wiederspohn / The Herald)

Arlington’s Peyton Aanstad pitches to Marysville Getchell’s Parker Johnson in the Class 3A District 1 softball tournament Friday at Phil Johnson Fields in Everett. The Chargers won the loser-out game 7-2 (Evan Wiederspohn / The Herald)

Emme Witter powers Marysville Getchell past Arlington

The Chargers are one of four teams that stayed alive at the Class 3A District 1 softball tournament.

EVERETT — Emme Witter helped keep the Marysville Getchell High School softball team’s season alive.

Witter slugged a pair of home runs, and everything else fell in line as the Chargers took down Arlington 7-2 in a Class 3A District 1 loser-out game, one of four loser-out contests Friday at Phil Johnson Ballfields.

The junior power hitter supplied solo homers in the second and fourth innings as the eighth-seeded Chargers (11-8) advanced to face top-seeded Snohomish in the non-elimination quarterfinal round on Tuesday at the same location.

Witter also closed out the final inning in the circle, coming on in relief to get out of a bases-loaded, nobody-out jam unscathed.

“I really think as the year’s progressed everybody’s gotten so much better,” Witter said of her teams group performance. “Coming into it knowing we had to win this game, every one of us was locked in and we just wanted to win.”

Aaliyah Shafer earned the win for Marysville Getchell, striking out five in six innings. Lily Balgos was key on the basepaths, going 3-for-4 with a double and three stolen bases.

The No. 9 Eagles ended their season 8-13.

Witter catapulted her second homer to center field, sparking the Chargers to a 4-0 lead going into the fifth. The solo shot was a near mirror image of her first bomb in the second.

“Those were pretty similar,” Witter said. “I was just confident in going up to bat. … It just happened.”

The Chargers now ride a four-game winning streak into next week’s test against the Panthers, who have gone 15-0 against fellow Wesco 3A/2A squads this spring.

“It’s a good league and its always hard to get out of the districts,” Marysville Getchell coach Mike Moran said. “We just gotta play softball and do the best we can. That was (our) goal, and we’re still living that goal.”

Cascade 6, Shorewood 5

Jaidyn Wilson and Lauryn Thompson both doubled and went 3-for-4 at the plate as Cascade held on against Shorewood.

The No. 7 Bruins (11-10) stabilized after relinquishing three runs to the 10th-seeded Stormrays in the top of the fifth, closing out the final two innings behind starting pitcher Mia Walker. Walker finished the night dealing out 127 pitches in a complete game while striking out the side in the top of the sixth, fanning eight total batters with two walks and three earned runs. Cascade faces No. 2 Stanwood in Tuesday’s quarterfinals.

Lillian Perreault and Ellie Van Horn each had two hits for Shorewood (10-11).

Monroe 11, Oak Harbor 2

Scarlett Nagy was on fire as fifth-seeded Monroe handled No. 12 Oak Harbor.

Nagy went 3-for-4 at the plate with five RBI, blasting two homers as the Bearcats used a six-run inning in the fifth frame to finish off the Wildcats. Hadley Oylear was also 3-for-4 and doubled twice, adding two RBI.

Holly Pettitt delivered a two-way performance for Monroe, pitching a full game with two strikeouts and two walks while allowing six hits in the circle. She was 2-for-3 at the plate with two doubles.

Monroe (14-7) faces fourth-seeded Meadowdale in Tuesday’s quarterfinals.

Mount Vernon 16, Mountlake Terrace 15

Mountlake Terrace rallied back from a seven-run deficit to tie things up at 15, but a solo homer going into the top of the seventh did the 11th-seeded Hawks in.

Bri Reyes lit it up for the Hawks, going 4-for-5 with three doubles, a homer and six RBI, but it wasn’t enough to avoid elimination. Mountlake Terrace played without standout pitcher and hitter Ellie Gilbert, who was unavailable due to injury.

Amaya Johnson doubled twice in a 3-for-4 showing, adding three RBI and a walk, while Deila Glover and Natalie Cardin each generated two hits as Terrace ended its season 7-14.

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