Arlington Baseball Falls to Lake Stevens in Late Game Thriller

John Yeager, Staff Writer

The Arlington Eagles faced off against the Lake Stevens Vikings in both team’s season openers on Monday. Going into the game, both teams looked confident and ready for a competitive season of baseball. Lake Stevens handled the pitching staff of Arlington very well, roping six extra base hits, including a lead off triple to start the game. After the fourth inning, the game was tied 4-4, with both teams attacking at the plate aggressively. After giving up the four runs to Lake Stevens, Arlington’s starting pitcher, Tanner Bradford, was pulled and replaced by Junior, Skylar Klein. The pitching replacement lead to the Vikings lighting up the Arlington defense in the fifth inning. After the fifth, the viking offensive push left them with a 6-4 lead. Even after the impressive display of offense from the Vikings, the Eagles offense wasn’t done yet. The Eagles scored three runs in the 6th inning to take a 7-6 lead over Lake Stevens. After the run by the Eagles, the Vikings scored three runs to take a 10-7 lead in 7th and final inning, and closed the game out in the bottom half of the inning leaving them victorious. The first game of the season for both teams showed the type of season Wesco is in for, and showed both teams ability to battle to the very end of the game. The Eagles move to 0-1 and the Vikings improve to 1-0 on the season, after a very competitive and eventful season opener.