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Edmonds-Woodway HS Baseball v. Arlington 5/5/12 | Seattle photographer

Edmonds-Woodway outfielder Jason Smarr (#71) is congratulated at home by Bruce Mezich (#11) after an RBI brought him home in the first inning of their 6-1 victory over Arlington High Saturday, May 5 in the 4A District 1 tournament at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds. Photo by Daniel Berman/for the Daily Herald

Edmonds-Woodway outfielder Jason Smarr (#71) is congratulated at home by Bruce Mezich (#11) after an RBI brought him home in the first inning of their 6-1 victory over Arlington High Saturday, May 5 in the 4A District 1 tournament at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds. Photo by Daniel Berman/for the Daily Herald

As sun light bathed the field intermittently, the E-W Warriors started the game off with a barrage of hits and RBIs. Arlington played catch up later in the afternoon, and appeared to struggle against E-W pitcher Ryan Budnick — who pitched a complete game. At the plate, Budnick hit 2 for 3 — including 4 RBIs. I covered Edmond-Woodway’s 6-1 victory at home over Arlington High in the 4A District 1 tournament for the Everett Daily Herald, and their weekly sister paper.

The game started after an hour-long delay, caused by mandatory across-the-league start times in rainy weather. That afforded me ample opportunity to hang out with the players as they relaxed and killed time. I ended up splitting my time between both team’s dugouts, but liked my take from the Edmonds side a bit more.

Edmonds-Woodway outfielders Troy Rheinford, center, and Mac McLachlan horse around while waiting out a game delay before their  6-1 victory over Arlington High Saturday, May 5 in Edmonds. Photo by Daniel Berman/for the Daily Herald

Edmonds-Woodway outfielders Troy Rheinford, center, and Mac McLachlan horse around while waiting out a game delay before their 6-1 victory over Arlington High Saturday, May 5 in Edmonds. Photo by Daniel Berman/for the Daily Herald


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Edmonds-Woodway players wait out a one-hour delay of game due to league start time rules before their 6-1 victory over Arlington High Saturday, May 5 at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds. Photo by Daniel Berman/for the Daily  Herald

Edmonds-Woodway players wait out a one-hour delay of game due to league start time rules before their 6-1 victory over Arlington High Saturday, May 5 at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds. Photo by Daniel Berman/for the Daily Herald

Edmonds-Woodway players wait out a one-hour delay of game due to league start time rules before their 6-1 victory over Arlington High Saturday, May 5 at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds. Photo by Daniel Berman/for the Daily  Herald

Edmonds-Woodway players wait out a one-hour delay of game due to league start time rules before their 6-1 victory over Arlington High Saturday, May 5 at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds. Photo by Daniel Berman/for the Daily Herald

Those guys quickly ignoring me after throwing out the requisite jokes and mock model poses for a minute. I found it tougher to blend in with Arlington’s crew. They stayed farther back on the field, near the foul poles. I would have been in the way, and a pretty easy target for errant balls, so I laid up closer to the crowd and home dugout. It worked out. I got some frames of the players that show exactly how it feels to be all amped up for a game and then have to wait. And wait… But, in the end, they won.

Edmonds-Woodway shortstop Ben Roquet (#2) throws out the runner in the first inning of their 6-1 victory over Arlington High Saturday, May 5 in the 4A District 1 tournament at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds. Photo by Daniel Berman/for the Daily Herald

Edmonds-Woodway shortstop Ben Roquet (#2) throws out the runner in the first inning of their 6-1 victory over Arlington High Saturday, May 5 in the 4A District 1 tournament at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds. Photo by Daniel Berman/for the Daily Herald

Arlington 1st Baseman DJ Smith swings and misses in the third inning of their 6-1 loss to Edmonds-Woodway Saturday, May 5 at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds. Photo by Daniel Berman/for the Daily Herald

Arlington 1st Baseman DJ Smith swings and misses in the third inning of their 6-1 loss to Edmonds-Woodway Saturday, May 5 at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds. Photo by Daniel Berman/for the Daily Herald

Edmonds-Woodway pitcher Ryan Budnick delivers a strike in the fifth inning of their 6-1 victory over Arlington High Saturday, May 5 at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds. Photo by Daniel Berman/for the Daily Herald

Edmonds-Woodway pitcher Ryan Budnick delivers a strike in the fifth inning of their 6-1 victory over Arlington High Saturday, May 5 at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds. Photo by Daniel Berman/for the Daily Herald

Arlington High pitcher Garrett Atkinson delivers a strike in the top of the 5th inning.

Arlington High pitcher Garrett Atkinson delivers a strike in the top of the 5th inning.

Arlington shortstop Sam Gasser (#12) reaches for the out as Jason Smarr (#71) of Edmonds-Woodway is safe on the slide into 2nd in the sixth inning of their 6-1 victory over Arlington High Saturday, May 5 at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds. Photo by Daniel Berman/for the Daily Herald

Arlington shortstop Sam Gasser (#12) reaches for the out as Jason Smarr (#71) of Edmonds-Woodway is safe on the slide into 2nd in the sixth inning of their 6-1 victory over Arlington High Saturday, May 5 at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds. Photo by Daniel Berman/for the Daily Herald

Arlington High Centerfielder Colton Hordyk waits for action in the bottom of the 5th inning of their 6-1 loss to Edmonds-Woodway Saturday, May 5 in Edmonds. Photo by Daniel Berman/for the Daily Herald

Arlington High Centerfielder Colton Hordyk waits for action in the bottom of the 5th inning of their 6-1 loss to Edmonds-Woodway Saturday, May 5 in Edmonds. Photo by Daniel Berman/for the Daily Herald

Tate Budnick, #16, of Edmonds-Woodway, congratulates teammate Cody Edwards (#9) following their 6-1 victory over Arlington High Saturday, May 5 at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds. Photo by Daniel Berman/for the Daily Herald

Tate Budnick, #16, of Edmonds-Woodway, congratulates teammate Cody Edwards (#9) following their 6-1 victory over Arlington High Saturday, May 5 at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds. Photo by Daniel Berman/for the Daily Herald

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Daniel

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