A topsy-turvy weekend for Vashon baseball

Things started on a high note with the Pirates playing a home game against East Jefferson.

March winds were not blowing, but it was a topsy-turvy week for Vashon varsity baseball.

Things started on a high note with the Pirates playing a home game against East Jefferson on Monday, March 18.

The Rivals provided some challenging pitching from starter Brody Moore, but eventually, the top of Vashon’s lineup began to connect. Finn Magonegil and Finn Hawkins each drove in one, Charlie Walker had two RBIs and Jack Harvey reached base on all four at-bats with two walks, two hits, two runs, and two RBIs.

Chase Bradrick and Josh Healey chimed in with a sacrifice fly each.

Will Frith started on the mound for Vashon and kept the Rivals off balance and base paths. Frith threw six innings, giving up just two hits and no earned runs, and racking up eight strikeouts.

“(East Jefferson) was much stronger than last year, Brody was throwing well, and then the boys figured him out,” head coach Simon Perrin said. “Fielding, pitching, base running was all really good and Will kept them to no earned runs. It was a solid, fundamental win.”

Bradrick closed the game with a scoreless seventh inning, and the Pirates wrapped the day with a 10-2 victory.

The home game scheduled for March 21 against Bellevue Christian was canceled due to poor field conditions. That game will be rescheduled at a later date to be determined.

The following day, Vashon traveled to Marymoor Park to face Bellevue Christian on their home field. Led by center fielder Brock Ryan and Washington State University commit Cash Erdman, the Vikings came out swinging. Ryan and Erdman each had 3 RBIs, as the Vikings put up runs in each of the first four innings.

Walker started for Vashon, and Hawkins and Bradrick relieved. Strong hitting coupled with three errors resulted in the Vikings scoring 10 off of the Pirates. There was a 30-minute delay after the fourth inning, as the teams and crowd waited for the lights at Marymoor to turn on, which wove in an additional oddity to the cloudy evening.

“They were hitting, and our bats never woke up,” Perrin said. “Charlie pitched well, they just found holes. It happens, sometimes you just get beat.”

Vashon had only two hits off of Bellevue starter Rodgers, as the lack of mojo finished the week’s pendulum on a 10-0 loss. However, the Pirates look forward to upcoming matchups with the Vikings to have another go at one of the tougher teams in the league.

Eric Frith is a parent of a Pirates baseball team member.

Next games:

March 25 vs. Charles Wright Academy at CWA at 4 p.m.

March 27 vs. East Jefferson at Vashon at 4 p.m.

March 29 vs. East Jefferson at East Jefferson at 4 p.m.

April 1 vs. Seattle Christian at Seattle Christian at 4 p.m.