(L) Squalicum senior Mitchell Sage pitches vs. Nooksack Valley. (R) Sehome's Makana Grondin celebrates as Jacob Kaepernick slides
into home versus Lynden Christian. Photos: Doug Lange
Baseball: Squalicum Stays Alive, Sehome Gets Late Win
April 18, 2019
Squalicum 4 Nooksack Valley 3
Squalicum rode the pitching arm of Mitchell Sage to a 4-3 win over Nooksack Valley at Joe Martin Field. The bounce back victory after a tough extra-innings loss to Meridian on Monday keeps the Storm's playoff hopes alive.
Sage struck out 8 batters and gave up just 5 Pioneer hits to collect the complete game victory on the mound. After giving up 3 runs in the 5th inning, the senior responded by posting tow 3-up, 3-down innings, with two strikeouts to close out the game.
Squalicum coach Kevin Frye said Sage was very dominant with his fastball on Wednesday.
"Mitchell really carried us. You know we had a tough one on Monday, but we are still hanging around," said Fry. "These games are all important, so it's nice for the guys to get a win."
Squalicum (6-11/4-6 NWC) is at first place Sedro-Woolley Friday at 4:00pm. Nooksack Valley (3-14/1-9 NWC) hosts Blaine Friday at 4:30pm.
Sehome 8 Lynden Christian 5
Sehome is the hottest baseball team in the Northwest Conference. The Mariners scored 3 runs in the 6th inning to break a 5-5 tie and knock off Lynden Christian 8-5 Wednesday night at home. It was the 6th straight victory for Sehome.
The Mariners scored the decisive runs with 2 outs in the 6th inning. Michael McLin scored on a Patrick Miskovsky single. A Trevor Seaholm single would drive in Miskovsky and two batters later Jacob Kaepernick's double would bring Seaholm in for the 3-run cushion.
Sehome tallied 9 hits in the win. McLin and Kaepernick each went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.
Miskovsky earned the victory on the mound in relief. The senior did not allow a hit and held the Lyncs scoreless for two innings, while striking out 4 batters and walking just one.
Lynden Christian was held to just 6 hits. Damyn Dykstra had a double and a run scored and Zach Sipma provided 2 RBI's. Cole Moorlag gave up 3 earned runs and suffered the loss in relief.
Sehome (11-6/8-2 NWC) visits Meridian Friday at 4:00pm. Lynden Christian (6-11/3-7 NWC) hosts Mount Baker Saturday at 1:00pm.
Lynden 6 Anacortes 4
Run scoring doubles in the 5th and 6th innings led Lynden to a narrow 6-4 home win over Anacortes. It's the 6th victory in the last 7 games for the Lions who move into a 3-way tie with Sehome and Burlington for second place in the Northwest Conference.
It was seniors that supplied the key doubles for Lynden. Brendan Kleindel drove in Devin Holmstrom in the 5th. Preston King's RBI double in the 6th scored Jack Doolittle from second base.
Doolittle went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double, a base on balls, 1 RBI and a run scored. Ben Liboldt had an RBI and 2 runs scored, while Kleindel added a run scored and 3 stolen bases.
Tanner Hope went 6 innings to get the W. The junior struck out 2 batters and gave up all 4 earned runs on eight hits. Carter VanDiest and Carter Parcher closed things out in the 7th.
Lynden (11-4/8-2 NWC) is at Lakewood Friday at 4:00pm. Anacortes (8-9/6-4 NWC) hosts Ferndale on Friday. Both games are scheduled for 4:00pm starts.
Burlington 5 Ferndale 0
The Tigers rolled to a 5-0 victory Tuesday by getting on the board early and blanking the Golden Eagles in Ferndale. It was the 4th straight victory for Burlington.
Will Watson scored on am Isaac Lindsay ground out in the first. Watson would end up scoring 3 runs in the game, without securing a hit. Burlington senior Axel Wilhonen went 3-for-3 with a double, 2 stolen bases, a base on balls and 2 runs scored.
Isaiah Shelter and Colby Arnold combined to limit Ferndale to just 6 hits while registering 9 strikeouts in the win. Kobe Sandstorm had the best day at the plate for the Golden Eagles, going 2-for-3 with a double and a base on balls.
Ferndale (9-7/5-5 NWC) visits Anancortes Friday with a 4:00pm first pitch. Burlington (11-3/8-2 NWC) hosts Bellingham at 4:00pm on Friday.
Other NWC scores from 4/17/19:
Blaine 10 Meridian 0
Sedro-Woolley 11 Bellingham 0
- Doug Lange
Squalicum coach Kevin Fry. PHOTO: Doug Lange
Sehome senior Michael McLin takes a lead off of first base versus Lynden Christian. PHOTO: Doug Lange