Hagan leads Mavericks to pair of wins | Baseball

Meadowdale pulls out key contests against Mountlake Terrace, Marysville-Pilchuck
By David Pan | Apr 27, 2017
Photo by: David Pan Meadowdale’s Tommy Dimmock pitches against Mountlake Terrace on Thursday, April 20.

Senior Travis Hagan’s bat and two outstanding pitching performances from Tommy Dimmock and Conner Moss helped Meadowdale to a pair of 1-0 victories over Mountlake Terrace and Marysville-Pilchuck in Wesco 3A baseball action last week.

Hagan hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Mavericks to the win over the Hawks on Thursday, April 20 at Mountlake Terrace High School.

Meadowdale coach Bill Hummel noted that the Mavericks haven’t been hitting well and he told Hagan that a home run wouldn’t be a bad idea.

“He got behind in the count,” Hummel said.

The pitcher threw a change-up over the plate and Hagan launched it for the game-winner.

“It was a cool moment for him,” Hummel said.

Dimmock pitched what Hummel described as his best game of the season, allowing six hits in the complete-game effort.

“He had a good fastball and a good breaking pitch,” Hummel said. “He just threw strikes. In addition, he was able to pitch out of some jams.”

The Hawks had the bases-loaded with no outs and Dimmock found a way to escape without giving up a run.

Hagan also drove in the only run with a double in the fourth inning against the Tomahawks.

Moss allowed 7 hits in 6 1/3 innings of work.

“He just did a great job,” Hummel said. “Like Tommy, he got into a little of trouble and he was able to get out of jams.”

Hagan relieved Moss with a runner at third with one out and recorded the final two outs to seal the victory.

Meadowdale’s pitching and defense have kept them in games, while the Maverick offense continues to struggle to score.

The bad weather and lack of practice have significantly hurt Meadowdale (6-7 in the league, 7-7 overall).

“The kids, for the most part, are not seeing enough pitches in practice,” Hummel said. “We don’t have anywhere to go. It’s hard to get the number of reps. I’m feeling optimistic as the weather gets a little better, I think our bats are going to warm up.”

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