STANWOOD — Collin McKenzie threw a no-hitter to lead Stanwood past Everett in a Wesco 3A North contest.
The first batter McKenzie faced reached base after being hit by a pitch. The junior right-hander then retired the next 15 batters, including three strikeouts. The game was stopped after five innings in accordance with the 10-run rule.
Ryan Verbarendse homered and drove in five runs for the Spartans, who improved to 6-5.
At Stanwood H.S.
AJ Pignataro, Alex Pignataro (1) and Andrew McLean. Collin McKenzie and Trey Tiffany. WP—McKenzie (3-0). LP—A.J. Pignataro. 2B—Riley Kluin (S), Tiffany (S). HR—Ryan Verbarendse (S). Records—Everett 1-5 league, 2-8 overall. Stanwood 4-2, 6-5.