Mavericks struggle at the plate, on the mound against Tomahawks | Baseball

Meadowdale now must win two district games to advance to regionals
By David Pan | May 10, 2018
Photo by: David R Pan Meadowdale’s Tommy Dimmock shut out Stanwood in a district tournament game on Saturday, May 5.

Meadowdale’s path to the state regional baseball playoffs just took a detour.

Senior Eric Anderson allowed only one run and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings to lead Marysville-Pilchuck to a 9-1 victory over the Mavericks in a 3A District 1 semifinal tournament game Tuesday, May 8, at Everett Memorial Stadium.

The loss means that Meadowdale will have to win two games to advance to state. The Mavericks (16-6), the Wesco 3A South champions, were scheduled to face district rival Lynnwood on Wednesday, May 9, after the Beacon’s deadline. The winner advances to a winner-to-state regionals/loser-out contest against either Wesco 3A North champion Arlington or Shorewood at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 12, at Everett Memorial Stadium. Edmonds-Woodway edged the Eagles 3-0 in the other semifinal game and will play the Tomahawks in the district championship game at 4 p.m., Saturday, May 12, at Everett Memorial Stadium.

With the score tied at 1, Marysville-Pilchuck (18-4) scored four runs in the fourth and then tacked on three in the sixth.

“We just didn’t pitch well tonight and they simply pitched better than we did,” Meadowdale coach Bill Hummel said. “You have to be ahead in the count.”

The Tomahawks had runners on base in each of the first three innings but the Mavericks were able escape largely unscathed. Their luck lasted until the fourth inning.

“You knew that wasn’t going to continue,” Hummel said.

Anderson threw early strikes against Meadowdale’s hitters and he maintained a quick pace.

“He worked fast and he was ahead in the count all night as compared to us,” Hummel said. “We were behind in the count all night long. … He just controlled the game.”

Senior Tommy Dimmock drove in the Meadowdale’s only run with a single to left field that scored senior Will Schafer, who led off with a double to center field.

Dimmock was coming off a standout performance in Meadowdale’s 6-0 victory over Stanwood on Saturday, May 5, at Mountlake Terrace High School. The senior standout hit a grand slam in the bottom of the first inning to give the Mavericks an early 4-0 lead and then allowed only one hit and struck out 11 in the first round game.

Dimmock was 2-for-4 with a triple, home run, five RBI and two runs.

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