Greg McCorkle
Jake Eddy scores in the bottom of the second inning off a two run RBI double by Max Sarver. The Seahawks won their season opener 4 to 1.

SLIDESHOW: Seahawks knock off Pirates 4-1 at the SWAC

by Greg McCorkle

On a beautiful day for baseball the Chief Sealth Seahawks took control of the Vashon Island Pirates.

In the third inning and with two runners on base, outfielder Max Sarver stepped up and blasted a two run double into centerfield to break a scoreless game.
Sarver would also come home and the Seahawks left the third inning with a 3-0 lead.

Chief Sealth would add another run in the fourth and the game ended with a Seahawk 4-1 victory.

Vashon’s only score came in the 5th when a wild pitch by pitcher Marley Lucas allowed a Pirate base runner to get home.

Lucas did what he’s supposed to, cover the plate.

He received the ball in time to tag the runner but the umpire called safe.
Lucas and the crowd watching argued that the base runner was out but the umpire saw it differently and the run scored.

That would be the only run for Vashon.

The Seahawks play again on Wednesday March 13th when they travel to Ingraham to face the Rams.

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