5/8/12: The Sehome Mariners get a 4-2 district semifinal victory over Anacortes at Daniels Field. PHOTO: Supplied to OnTheDLN.com. Note: Original photo replaced 5/14/18
2A District Baseball: Kingma pitches Sehome into State; Burlington edges Lynden in extra innings
May 8, 2018
The Sehome baseball team has punched their ticket to the regional round of 2A state, while Lynden is still a win away. The Mariners beat Anacortes 4-2, the Lions fell to Burlington 4-3 in 8 innings Tuesday in district semifinal action in Anacortes.
With the win Sehome moves on to the district championship game Saturday versus Burlington. Lynden falls into the consolation bracket and faces a loser-out game against Liberty on Saturday.
Sehome 4 Anacortes 2
Evan Kingma led the way for Sehome. The senior picked up the complete game victory on the mound, giving up just 3 hits and striking out 7.
"My slider was on tonight, that was kind of my go to pitch and I've just been throwing it better and better all season," said Kingma. "Whole team stepped up today, I couldn't have done it without my teammates."
Anacortes got on the board first with an unearned run in the first inning. Sehome responded with 2 runs in the 3rd and despite leaving 11 runners on base, never trailed again. Josh Manson paced the attack going 3-for-4 with 2 singles, a double, 2 RBI's and a run scored.
"Like I told the kids after game...I'm so proud of you. We were on our heels that first inning and you guys didn't put your head down, you didn't quit. You kept fighting and came back," said Sehome head coach Monte Walton. "It's just a heckuva job by everyone and of course Evan was pretty dominant I thought."
The win, Sehome's 10th in a row, snapped a 19-win streak for Anacortes. Pitcher Lincoln Guilden took the loss for the Seahawks. He went just over 3 innings before moving to the outfield after aggravating a wrist injury.
Burlington 4 Lynden 3
In the other semifinal, Lynden saw their late-game comeback foiled by Burlington in extra innings. Tucker Noblet singled home the game winner for the Tigers in the 8th to break a 3-3 tie.
Lynden had rallied for 3 runs in the 7th inning to send the game to extra frames.
"I really give our kids credit, down three-zip heading into the top of the 7th and we put three on the board and had the guy 90 feet away to give us the lead and had some chance in extra innings as well," said Lynden coach Cory White. Burlington played played really good baseball today and they got the nod and the win. Best of luck to them in the championship game.
Kole Burroughs picked up the victory on the mound for Burlington. Lynden's Jordan Holmstrom suffered the loss.
2A District Scoreboard
Liberty 9 Archbishop Murphy 3 (loser-out)
Mountlake Terrace 3 Sedro-Woolley 2 (loser-out)
Sehome 4 Anacortes 2
Burlington 4 Lynden 3 (8 innings)
- Doug Lange
5/8/18: Lynden baseball coach Cory White talks to his team following a 4-3 extra inning district playoff loss to Burlington at Volunteer Park in Anacortes. PHOTO: Doug Lange
Listen to our interview with Sehome pitcher Evan Kingma