Photo: Doug Lange

Anacortes rallies past Lynden as Lions lose Hope

April 20, 2018

It was all going to form, then Lynden lost Hope and then the game. The Anacortes Seahawks came from behind to defeat the Lions 6-to-3 at Lynden High School Friday to wrap up at least a share of the Northwest Conference baseball title. 

Fueled by a 3rd inning Carter Parcher home run and a two-run 4th inning Lynden led the Seahawks 3-0 when the wheels came off in the top of the 5th. 

First they lost their star pitcher. Trevin Hope had to leave the game with one out and runners on at 1st and 3rd. The senior appeared to suffer an arm or elbow injury after throwing a pitch. Lynden coach Cory White did not have an update on Hope at the end of the game. 

 

Anacortes gave Hope's replacement Jordan Holmstrom a rude welcoming. The Seahawks scored 5 runs on a total of 5 hits in the inning. Lynden would not challenge again going hitless, with just one baserunner over the final three innings. 

Anacortes starting pitcher Lincoln Gilden picked up win after striking out seven batters over 5 innings of work. The senior helped his own cause with two singles, two walks and a run scored. 

Ty Saunders pitched two 1-2-3 innings to close out the game for the Seahawks. It was the 16th straight victory for Anacortes who improved to 17-and-1 overall and 11-0 in the Northwest Conference. The Seahawks are back in action Tuesday when they host Meridian. 

Lynden falls to 13-and-4 overall and 9-and-2 in the NWC. The Lions return to diamond Saturday, hosting North Kitsap at 2:00pm. 

- Doug Lange

4/20/18: Anacortes pitcher Lincoln Gilden. Photo: Doug Lange

4/20/18: Lynden pitcher Trevin Hope leaves the game with an arm injury. Photo: Doug Lange

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