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Lynden Sehome baseball ready for district playoffs in Anacortes

PHOTOS: Doug Lange 

2A District Baseball: Sehome and Lynden look to advance to state today

May 8, 2018

The Sehome and Lynden baseball teams are one win away from clinching a spot in the regional round of 2A state. They both face tough competition today in the district semifinals in Anacortes. 

Sehome (16-6) squares off with Anacortes (20-1) the top seed of the tournament and in the state in the 2A ranks. The game is at 6:00pm at Daniels Field, You can hear it on The Doug Lange Network right here beginning at 5:45pm.

Anacortes is red hot, riding a 19-game winning streak. The Seahawks only loss was March 10th.   

"I don't think the kids are feeling a ton of pressure," said Anacortes coach Pat Swapp. "They just go out and they love playing with each other and for a lot of them it;s the last year they're going to be playing together and they're just enjoying everyday."

MORE: Listen to our interview with Anacortes coach Pat Swapp


Sehome has picked up some late season momentum with a 9-game win streak. 


It's the second match-up of the year between the Mariners and the Seahawks. Anacortes outlasted Sehome 2-to-1 in 9 innings back on March 28th. Sehome head coach Monte Walton called the game an Anacortes/Sehome classic. 

"If we get a clutch hit here, a clutch hit there, we beat those guys," said Walton. "Hey we know they're a solid team, that's why they're number 1 in the state, but we think they have all the pressure on them and we just need to go out and play and enjoy ourselves and play a good game.   

MORE: Listen to our interview with Sehome coach Monte Walton 

Lynden (15-6) also plays at 6pm, The Lions face Burlington (17-4) at Volunteer Park. The Tigers topped Lynden 4-3 on April 12th in their only meeting during the regular season. 

Lynden got past Mountlake Terrace 2-1 in 8 innings Saturday in their district opener. Burlington rolled past Sedro-Woolley 10-3 to start district play. 

The semifinal winners will meet Saturday at 2:00pm at Daniels Field for the district championship. 

- Doug Lange 

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