VHS baseball battles on after washout week

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018 10:57am
  • Sports

The last week was a wet one for Vashon Island Pirates baseball over spring break. To date, the Varsity Squad has taken the diamond fourteen times and won nine of those.

On Monday, even though the sun was shining in the sky, Vashon fell behind early and went down to Charles Wright Academy 5-3. During the game, the Pirates out-hit the Tarriers 8 to 5 led by sophomore Isaac Patchen, who went 3-3. Senior Wyatt Yates and sophomore Aidan McCann each doubled. Seniors Andreas Stark, Armando Oatman and Junior Ary Dulfer all got hits. Senior Levi Meyer had a strong outing and went three innings on the bump, allowing three earned runs. McCann closed, threw three innings and striked out three while not giving up any runs. A few early team mistakes proved a tough hill to climb with the boys on this day.

Although the weather cleared by the afternoon, Thursday’s home game with Cascade Christian was postponed due to the wet field.

On Friday, VHS battled a strong University Prep team at Delridge Playfield in West Seattle for three solid innings. Meyer led our batsmen, both on the mound with two scoreless innings and at the plate, scoring two on a homerun in the third inning. The hit parade continued with a home run from Yates and a double from Stark. Senior Andrew McCamment added a hit to the cause. Vashon was up 9-0 when the umpires called the game in the third due to rain.

The week concluded in front of a friendly Pirates crowd that traveled to the Southwest Athletic Complex (SWAC) where the good guys beat a tough Sealth High School 9-6. The contest was called for rain after six innings. McCann pitched the first inning, giving up one earned run and aided by a 6-4-3 (Dulfer, Oatman, Meyer) double play. Yates went the next two innings, not allowing any runs. Oatman pitched the 4th and 5th while sophomore Alex Hitchcock closed it out, not allowing any hits as the mound got very sloppy. The Pirates proved adept with the bat clubbing eleven hits. Meyer, McCann, and McCamment each got two hits while Stark, Yates, Oatman, Patchen and Hitchcock all recorded knocks of their own. This game had it all: pitching, stellar glove work, great catches and of course, the bats!

The Pirates keep battling on Monday, April 16 at home 4 p.m. against Charles Wright, April 18th at CWA, and Friday back home against Bellevue Christian at 4 p.m.

Many of our varsity games are broadcast on Game Changer, at https://tinyurl.com/ycgphmmh.

The 4-3 Junior Varsity will get back on the field at home on April 16 against Charles Wright on April 18 and will be away at CWA (both games start right after the varsity game) on April 20 at Seattle Christian and Saturday, April 21 in a double header at Marymoor Park against Bellevue Christian.

Come out and catch a game.

For the love of the game,

— Coach Marc McCann

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