Prep softball: Must-win game for Mavericks Thursday after tourney loss to Marysville-Pilchuck

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The Meadowdale Mavericks and the Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks played five close innings of one run ball. The only run coming courtesy of a Chloe Morgan inside the park home run on a line drive to center field. Unfortunately for the Mavericks and starting pitcher Katherine Houghton, Pilchuck erupted for 11 runs in the sixth inning by way of seven hits, two walks, a hit batter and three home run balls to give the Tomahawks a 12-1 lead going into the bottom of the sixth inning.

Meadowdale got one run back off the bat of Carrie Petersen, who pulled a pitch down the line in left for a home run.

That was all the Mavs could manage, and the game would end after six due to the 10-run mercy rule.

The loss sends Meadowdale into the losers bracket, where they will face Marysville-Getchell in a loser-out game on Thursday, May 17, at 4 p.m. at the Phil Johnson Fields complex in Everett.

— By Scott Williams

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