Chief Sealth Baseball takes back the "West Seattle Bowl" trophy
After a three-year stint at West Seattle High, the infamous "West Seattle Bowl Trophy" was recaptured by Chief Sealth HIgh with a dominating win of 10-2 Thursday afternoon.
With a Seahawks "bat around" and a half in the opening inning, it was obvious they were serious about bringing the trophy back this year. Almost cycling thru the batting lineup twice, Sealth scored seven runs, leaving the Wildcats no option but to dig deep and attempt to rally all game long.
West Seattle did not give up easily, providing several great at-bat battles which often ended in a fly-out. It gave the Sealth sophomore pitchers Ryan Moore (#13, 95 pitches) and Luke Sketchley (#20) quite the workout. The closing pitcher for Sealth was shortstop senior Marcel Jones (#12). Jones had just hit a two-run homer the previous inning,
Why use a shortstop as the closing pitcher?
According to the Sealth coach, "Covid has forced us to use players in many creative ways. Marcel can throw strikes consistently, so he is a natural choice as a closer. He is going to do well playing for Bellevue College next year."
Jones is also the leadoff hitter for the team.
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