Low turnout forces Mariner to forfeit or postpone 4 games

Players going out of town during spring break forced the moves, and 2 of the 4 will be made up.

The Mariner baseball team forfeited games Monday and Tuesday against Glacier Peak and postponed games against Monroe on Wednesday and Friday.

Mariner athletics director Kyle Axelson said the forfeits and postponements were caused by a lack of available players during the school’s week of spring break. With a handful of players leaving town for the week, the program — already short in numbers — decided against moving players up from its C-team due to player-safety concerns, according to Axelson.

“On any given day we have like 19, 20, 21 kids (between the two teams),” Axelson said.

Mariner (0-11, 0-6 Wesco 4A) didn’t field a junior varsity team last season and decided to with what Axelson called a “modified C-team schedule” this season. He said the school decided to put together a C-team schedule instead of a junior-varsity schedule for competitive purposes, citing a large number of freshmen on the roster.

Axelson said the team plans to continue play next week when the Marauders are scheduled to travel to Jackson on Tuesday.

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