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Malakhi Knight rounds third base during a game. (Photo courtesy of Malakhi Knight)

MG’s Knight withdraws from MLB draft, is UCLA-bound

Marysville Getchell star and top-100 MLB draft prospect Malakhi Knight will play college ball for UCLA.

 

Marysville Getchell Malachi Knight claps after making it to third base during the game against Marysville Pilchuck on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

What makes Marysville Getchell star an elite MLB prospect?

Malakhi Knight is a projected early-round pick in the MLB draft, which begins Sunday.

 

AquaSox second baseman Kaden Polcovich was named the High-A West player of the week after blasting five home runs in this past week’s five-game series against Hillsboro. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

AquaSox weekly update: Polcovich stars, Kirby returns, and more

The AquaSox exploded for 2 blowout wins, but lost the other 3 games in a rain-shortened series.

AquaSox second baseman Kaden Polcovich was named the High-A West player of the week after blasting five home runs in this past week’s five-game series against Hillsboro. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
AquaSox's manager, Louis Boyd, Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 28, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Hops rally past AquaSox; 2nd game of doubleheader PPD by rain

Everett falls 5-3 in the 1st game of a makeup doubleheader, and the 2nd game is postponed by rain.

AquaSox's manager, Louis Boyd, Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 28, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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Williamson strikes out 13, AquaSox roll past Canadians

Brandon Williamson tosses 7.1 strong innings and Everett cruises to a 9-1 win over Vancouver.

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Marysville Getchell's Malakhi Knight runs to third base for a steal during the game against Arlington on Friday, May 7, 2021 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

The Herald’s 2021 All-Area high school baseball teams

A look at the top prep baseball players in the area during this abbreviated season.

Marysville Getchell's Malakhi Knight runs to third base for a steal during the game against Arlington on Friday, May 7, 2021 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jackson junior Dominic Hellman, a University of Oregon commit, is The Herald's 2021 Baseball Player of the Year.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

The Herald’s 2021 Baseball Player of the Year: Dominic Hellman

The University of Oregon commit compiled the best prep season Jackson’s longtime coach has ever seen.

Jackson junior Dominic Hellman, a University of Oregon commit, is The Herald's 2021 Baseball Player of the Year.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Aquasox's Julio Rodriguez hits a two run homer as the Everett Aquasox beat the Tri-City Dust Devils in a home opening game at Funko Field on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

AquaSox update: J-Rod, Everett cool off in Spokane

After a torrid stretch, Julio Rodriguez and the AquaSox fell back down to earth this past week.

Aquasox's Julio Rodriguez hits a two run homer as the Everett Aquasox beat the Tri-City Dust Devils in a home opening game at Funko Field on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
AquaSox's manager, Louis Boyd, Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 28, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Shenton hits grand slam, AquaSox beat Spokane in series finale

Bellingham native Austin Shenton drives in 5 runs to lead Everett to an 11-6 win over the Indians.

AquaSox's manager, Louis Boyd, Funko Field at Everett Memorial Stadium in Everett on July 28, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
AquaSox's Julio Rodriguez runs the bases after hitting his  fifth home run in six games during the game against the Dust Devils on Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Everett, Wash.

AquaSox update: J-Rod, plenty others shine in 6-game sweep

Julio Rodriguez blasted 5 home runs in the series and Everett dominated Tri-City to improve to 10-2.

AquaSox's Julio Rodriguez runs the bases after hitting his  fifth home run in six games during the game against the Dust Devils on Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Everett, Wash.
AquaSox's Julio Rodriguez watches the ball after hitting his fifth home run in six games on Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Everett, Wash.

J-Rod homers again, AquaSox win 8th straight in 20-3 rout

Julio Rodriguez homers for the 4th straight game and Everett steamrolls Tri-City for a six-game sweep.

AquaSox's Julio Rodriguez watches the ball after hitting his fifth home run in six games on Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Everett, Wash.
Jackson's Ryan Contreras is welcomed by teammate Dominic Hellman after Contreras' home run Friday afternoon at Funko Field at Memorial Stadium in Everett on April 23, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Prep baseball recap: 2020 season was short, but sweet

A look back at the highlights and top teams from the five-week high school baseball season.

Jackson's Ryan Contreras is welcomed by teammate Dominic Hellman after Contreras' home run Friday afternoon at Funko Field at Memorial Stadium in Everett on April 23, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Julio Rodriguez runs the bases Saturday afternoon during practice at Funko Field in Everett on May 1, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

AquaSox update: A look back at the Sox’s season-opening series

Rodriguez, Hancock and others made their AquaSox debuts as Everett took 4 of 6 from Hillsboro.

Julio Rodriguez runs the bases Saturday afternoon during practice at Funko Field in Everett on May 1, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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AquaSox rally, beat Hops in extra innings in series finale

Julio Rodriguez drives in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and Everett beats Hillsboro 8-7.

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Marysville Getchell's Ethan Jury reaches out for the ball as Arlington's Nick Salstrom dives back to second base during the game on Friday, May 7, 2021 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

GALLERY: Arlington tops Getchell to close spring sports season

The Eagles bounce back from their first regular-season loss since 2018 with a win over the Chargers.

Marysville Getchell's Ethan Jury reaches out for the ball as Arlington's Nick Salstrom dives back to second base during the game on Friday, May 7, 2021 in Arlington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Emerson Hancock warms up Saturday afternoon during practice at Funko Field in Everett on May 1, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

AquaSox preview: It’s prospects galore as Sox begin a new era

The AquaSox are loaded with talent as they enter their 1st season at the minor leagues’ High-A level.

Emerson Hancock warms up Saturday afternoon during practice at Funko Field in Everett on May 1, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jackson dominates Cascade, 14-0, Friday afternoon at Funko Field at Memorial Stadium in Everett on April 23, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Timberwolves take a bite out of Bruins

The Jackson baseball team remains undefeated on the season with a 14-0 win over Cascade.

Jackson dominates Cascade, 14-0, Friday afternoon at Funko Field at Memorial Stadium in Everett on April 23, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Marysville Getchell's Bradley Aasen slides into second base while Marysville Pilchuck's Alex Smith reaches to tag him during the game on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

GALLERY: Getchell blanks Pilchuck as spring sports return

The Chargers welcome the return of spring sports after an almost two-year absence with a 10-0 win.

Marysville Getchell's Bradley Aasen slides into second base while Marysville Pilchuck's Alex Smith reaches to tag him during the game on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Malakhi Knight rounds third base during a game. (Photo courtesy of Malakhi Knight)

Getchell’s Knight named prep baseball preseason All-American

The two-sport star and UCLA commit was honored by Baseball America on Monday.

Malakhi Knight rounds third base during a game. (Photo courtesy of Malakhi Knight)
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