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Woodinville 13s beat Bothell

  • Written by Don Mann
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Peyton Chester dives safely back to first on a pickoff.Staff Photo/Don Mann
It was what one might expect from a 13-and-under summer season baseball game the day before summer officially began: 20 combined hits — 10 apiece — and nearly as many wild pitches and passed balls that bounced off the wooden backstop at Kenmore Junior High and led to a bevy of extra bases for both teams.

When the dust cleared, Woodinville Baseball Club’s Pony squad emerged with a 10-7 victory over the Bothell Aces to up its record to 11-15 with playoff tournaments in the near future.

For the future Falcons, little Peyton Chester went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI — and made a sensational two-out diving grab in center field in the third inning to keep Bothell at bay when the score was still tied at 4-4.

It was a game-changer at the time.

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Ethan Wagner went four innings for the win, striking out three and walking three.Staff Photo/Don Mann

Woodinville’s Kyle Malsan and Ethan Wagner also stroked two hits apiece, and starting pitcher Wagner notched the win, surviving four runs in the first two innings and five overall before giving way to reliever Jack Keller in the fifth, who earned the save.

He, too, survived his bumpy first inning — taking over in the the fifth — that saw the Aces plate two runs on four hits to make it 8-7, before recovering to put up zeros in the last two, utilizing a nifty curve ball to make some good swingers miss.

Bothell’s Christian Soper went 3-for-4.

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