Thursday sports roundup: Baseball, softball lose by a run, girls tennis edges Everett

Terrace pitcher Ben Reijonen (Photos by Doug Petrowski)
Terrace pitcher Ben Reijonen (Photos by Doug Petrowski)

The spring sports teams of Mountlake Terrace High School found themselves in close battles on Wednesday, coming away with mixed results. The baseball and softball squads both lost one-run games in the final inning, the girls tennis team grabbed a one-point victory, and the boys and girls track teams finished middle-of-the-pack.

In a game that started on Tuesday, the Hawks baseball squad gave up an unearned run in the top of the seventh to fall 2-1 to the Lynnwood Royals. Freshman Jared Whitman scored for the Royals off a sacrifice fly by sophomore Brady Girgus. Whitman had reached base after being hit in the helmet by Hawk pitcher Ben Reijonen, then took second base on a throwing error and reached third on a bunt.

The game had been suspended in the second inning due to rain on Tuesday, then picked up where it had left off Wednesday afternoon at Mountlake Terrace High School.

The MTHS softball team suffered a similar defeat on Wednesday when the visiting Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks pushed across a run in extra innings and grabbed a 3-2 victory.


MTHS softball coach Shannon Rasmussen questions the umpires in the decisive ninth inning of the Hawks' game against Marysville-Pilchuck.
MTHS softball coach Shannon Rasmussen questions the umpires in the decisive ninth inning of the Hawks’ game against Marysville-Pilchuck.

Terrace had a 2-0 lead early off a Maddy Kristjanson first-inning home run and an Ashley Fitzgerald RBI triple in the second inning, but couldn’t muster any more runs off Tomahawk winning pitcher Jordan Willard. After a scoreless eighth inning, Marysville-Pilchuck scored what turned out to be the winning run in the second extra frame when, with two outs, Sarrah Flynn rifled a single over the head of Kristjanson into left field, scoring teammate Karly Albertson.

In girls tennis action against Everett, Terrace’s Nicki Bouche, Tina Liu and Madison Haney all picked up singles’ victories. The doubles’ team of Aysha Raza and Brittany Kinsella snuck by the Everett pair of Juhliette Gentzler and Mirka Mandich to give the Hawks enough points for the team victory.


MTHS Baseball vs Lynnwood, March 20
Lynnwood 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 — 2 2 0
Terrace     0 0 0 1 0 0 0 — 1 4 3
Winning pitcher: Lucas Jungmann (LHS)
Losing pitcher: Ben Reijonen (MTHS)
Records: Mountlake Terrace 0-1; Lynnwood 2-0
MTHS next game: versus Cascade, Friday, Mar. 21, 4:00 p.m. at Cascade High School in Everett

MTHS Softball vs Marysville-Pilchuck, March 20
Marysville-Pilchuck 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 — 3 8 1
Mountlake Terrace 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 2 9 1
Winning pitcher: Jordan Willard (M-P)
Losing pitcher: Gabby Calhoun (MT)
Records: Mountlake Terrace 1-2; Marysville-Pilchuck 1-1
MTHS next game: versus Edmonds-Woodway, Monday, Mar. 24, 6:00 p.m. at Edmonds-Woodway High School

MTHS Girls Tennis vs Everett, March 20
Mountlake Terrace 4 — Everett 3

Singles: Nicki Bouche (MT) def. Amber Smith (E) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2; Tina Liu (MT) def. Emily Olson (E) 6-1, 6-1; Liz Coughlan (E) def. Suzi Diaz (MT) 6-3, 6-0; Madison Haney (MT) def. Rachael Rhone (E) 6-3, 6-3

Doubles: Aysha Raza / Brittany Kinsella (MT) def. Juhliette Gentzler / Mirka Mandich (E) 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7); Isabelle Linkous / Kayla Heman (E) def. Kirsten Pounds / Meron Abbay (MT) 6-4, 6-1; Rose Sidhu / Tori Faith (E) def. Arani Yungendyion / Kaitlyn Anderson (E) 6-1, 6-0

Records: Mountlake Terrace 1-1; Everett 1-1

MTHS next match: versus Stanwood, Friday, Mar. 21, 3:30 p.m. at Stanwood High School

MTHS Track at the PB&Jamboree, March 20
Boys team results: Juanita 154.5, Woodinville 145.66, Mountlake Terrace 113.5, Decatur 94.32, Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) 64
Girls team results: Woodinville 156.75, Decatur 140, Mountlake Terrace 128, Juanita 56, Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) 28.25
To view all individual results, click here.

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