Sehome's baseball team traveled nearly 230 miles to play its season-opening doubleheader, and the Mariners returned to Bellingham with a mixed result.
Brice Longanecker pitched four strong innings in the first game to help the Mariners earn a 7-2 win against East Valley Yakima, but Sehome suffered a four-run inning to Selah in the second game and lost 7-5. Both games were non-conference and took place Saturday, March 9, in the Yakima area.
"Number one, the weather was beautiful," Sehome coach Gary Hatch said in a phone interview. "It was a good day in the sun but a long afternoon, but that's baseball. You have to be able to handle that stuff."
Hatch said Sehome appeared gassed towards the end of the final game. The Mariners put together 17 hits against East Valley and Selah. Jacob Manson went 3 for 7 between both games and had an RBI. Davis Hampton went 4 for 7 with an RBI.
Josh Zavisubin suffered the loss against Selah. He pitched solid until the fourth inning when he gave up a number of walks. Those ended up being costly.
"He walked three guys, and those three guys scored," Hatch said. "We are alright. We should have won two is what we should have done. For our first time out, we felt good about a lot of things."
SEHOME 7, EAST VALLEY (YAKIMA) 2
Sehome 122 200 0 - 7 10 1
East Valley 000 002 0 - 2 7 4
WP: Brice Longanecker (1-0). LP: Halick (0-1). Highlights: Seh - Jacob Manson 2-5, RBI, 2B; Tyler Knutsen 1-4, 2 RBI; Brant Work 2-4; Davis Hampton 2-4, RBI.
SELAH 7, SEHOME 5
Sehome 023 000 0 - 5 8 1
Selah 200 401 0 - 7 7 4
WP: Dexter (1-0). LP: Josh Zavisubin (0-1). Highlights: Seh - Jacob Manson 1-4; Brice Longanecker 1-4, Daniel Goebel 1-4, Tyler Knutsen 1-4, Brant Wark 2-3, RBI; Davis Hampton 2-3