STANWOOD — Freshman third baseman Preston Pierce knocked in the go-ahead run with an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth to lead Stanwood to a 4-3 victory over Meadowdale in a 3A District 1 play-in game that resumed in the top of the sixth inning on Friday after being suspended due to thunderstorms the previous night.
“It’s gotta feel pretty good,” Stanwood coach Cody Bridgman said of his freshman. “I try to picture myself in this situation, I’d be pretty excited.”
The Spartans (7-14) advance to take on Edmonds-Woodway Saturday at 2 p.m.
The Mavericks’ season ends at 8-11 with the loss.
Lynnwood 6, Everett 3
MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — Lynnwood rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth to earn a win over Everett during a 3A District 1 play-in game.
The win earns the Royals a district matchup with Arlington at 2 p.m. Saturday. Lynnwood’s Kyler McMahan was 2 for 4 with an RBI and Zech Latimer drove in two runs. Josh Latimer, who earned the win, pitched 51⁄3 innings, gave up two earned runs on four hits and struck out seven.
“Today was our biggest game of the year and our guys did a great job staying focused and came out ready to play. Every guy in the lineup had quality at bats and helped contribute to the win,” Royals coach Fraser Dizard said.
Arlington 3, Marysville Getchell 2 (SO)
MARYSVILLE — Arlington sophomore goalkeeper Noah Sawdon made a match-winning save in the eighth round of penalty kicks during a 3A District 1 tournament play-in game Friday, lifting the Eagles to an 8-7 shootout victory after the match finished 2-2 in regulation.
Arlington’s Eric Acero scored both regulation goals for the Eagles (6-10-1), and Stephen Caponey registered two assists. The win advances the Eagles to an opening-round game against Snohomish Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Marysville Getchell (6-5-5) ends it season with the loss.
Marysville Pilchuck 3, Everett 2
EVERETT — Daniel Amador, Randy Galvan and Marco Reyes each scored a goal to help Marysville Pilchuck to a 3-2 win in a 3A District 1 play-in game on Friday.
The Tomahawks (6-8-2) move on to face Lynnwood at Edmonds Stadium on Saturday at 2 p.m. Everett (5-10-2) ends its season with the loss.