Lynden's Carter Parcher drove in 3 RBI's in Lynden's 14-1 victory over Lynden Christian. PHOTO: Doug Lange
Prep Baseball: Big 7th inning leads Lynden over
April 3, 2019
Lynden 14 Lynden Christian 1
The Lions exploded for 12 runs in the 7th inning to turn a tight pitchers duel into a 14-1 blowout road victory over the Lyncs. Aided by 7 walks and 2 hit-by-pitch batters, Lynden needed just 4 hits to amass the dozen runs in their final at bat.
Ben Liboldt, Carter Parcher and Devin Holmstrom each tallied 3RBI's to lead the Lion offense. Brendan Kleindel added an RBI and 3 runs scored, while Jack Doolittle drove in a run and scored twice.
"It was a 2-to-1 game going into the 7th, but we said our top seven hitters are all seniors," said Lynden coach Cory White. "So we just said we've got to put it into their hands and they all rallied and got on base for us and we were able to get a comfortable lead at that point. The seniors put us on the spot at the end when we needed it."
Tanner Hope got the win on the mound. The junior took over for starter James Marsh after the 1st and gave up just 1 run with 3 strikeouts in 5 innings of work.
Jake Terpstra takes the loss despite giving up just 2 runs and striking out 4 before being pulled with 2 outs in the top of the 5th inning. Cole Moorlag went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead the Lyncs offense.
Lynden (7-3/4-1 NWC) is off until April 9th when they host Meridian. Lynden Christian (4-8/1-4 NWC)plays at Ferndale next Tuesday.
Mount Baker 7 Ferndale 6
Andrew Stalnaker doubled home the go-ahead and eventual game winning run in the bottom of the 6th inning to lead the Mountaineers to a 7-6 home win over Ferndale. It was Mount Baker's first conference victory, breaking a 4-game losing streak.
Stalnaker ended up with 2 RBI's in the win. Marques Brown picked up the victory on the mound pitching the final two innings and giving up just 1 hit to go along with 3 strikeouts.
Michael Bernard led the Golden Eagles with a 2-for-4, 2 RBI, 1 run scored performance. Bryan Ebe and Brett Westford each had 2 RBI's in the loss.
Mount Baker (4-8/1-4 NWC) and Ferndale (7-4/3-2) are both back on the field April 9th. The Mountaineers take on Bellingham at Joe Martin Field. Ferndale hosts Lynden Christian.
Anacortes 2 Meridian 0
Ty Saunders threw a four-hit shutout as Anacortes topped Meridian 2-0 in Laurel. The senior struck out 14 Trojans and gave up just one base on balls.
Saunders helped his own cause with an RBI single in the second inning. Freshman Eric Dotzauer had the other RBI for the Seahawks while Pierson Nordmark went 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored.
Dylan Hickock took the loss on the hill, giving up both runs on 8 hits and striking out 7 batters in 6 innings of work. Ethan Brooks went 2-for-3 at the plate for the Trojans.
Meridian (4-5/1-4 NWC) is on the road this week with a game at Brewster on Wednesday and a match-up versus Cascade Friday at the Peshastin-Dryden Sports Complex.
Sehome 11 Bellingham 1
The Sehome offense jumped on Bellingham early and never looked back in an 11-1 victory at home in a rare morning game on Tuesday. The Mariners scored 10 runs through the first three innings and tallied 11 base hits overall, including 5 triples in their final game before spring break.
Mel Kettering went 2-for-3 with a triple, 2 RBI's and 2 runs scored. Trevor Seaholm added an RBI and 3 runs scored, while Brooks Frere went 2-for-2 with a triple and 2 runs scored.
Both teams return to play April 9th at Joe Martin Field. Sehome (6-6/3-2 NWC) battles Squalicum, while Bellingham (1-10/0-5 NWC) hosts Mount Baker.
Burlington 25 Nooksack Valley 2
A 12-run third inning highlighted a 25-to-2 Burlington rout of Nooksack Valley in Everson. The Tigers pounded out 18 hits, including 7 extra-base knocks in the lopsided victory.
Axel Wilhonen went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double, a walk, 4 RBI's and 3 runs scored. Isaac Lindsay had a 3-for-4 day with 3 RBI's, while scoring 2 runs.
Nathan Van Beek and Colby Arnold combined to hold the Pioneers to just 5 hits, while striking out 5 batters and issuing no walks.
Nooksack Valley (2-9/0-4 NWC) is next in action April 9th. The Pioneers will take on Anacortes looking to break an 8 game losing streak.
Other 4/2/19 games on the NWC Scoreboard:
Blaine 6 Squalicum 3
Sedro-Woolley 8 Lakewood 1
- Doug Lange
Lynden's Tanner Hope (left) and Lynden Christian's Jake Terpstra battled each other at L.C. on Tuesday. PHOTOS: Doug Lange
Anacortes senior Ty Saunders (left) delivers to the plate. Meridian sophomore Ethan Brooks had 2 hits in the Trojans 2-0 loss to the Seahawks. PHOTOS: Doug Lange