The Mount Baker boys' baseball team held Squalicum scoreless through the first six innings, defeating the Storm 6-1 on Friday, March 15, in a non-conference game at Squalicum High School.
Kaleb Brownfield picked up the win for the Mountaineers on the mound, and Andrew Zender provided the offense with a game-high three RBI.
"Baker was outstanding defensively," Squalicum coach John Inge said in a phone interview. "We hit the ball better than it looks, and (defense) was the key part of the game."
Squalicum starting pitcher Brad Alvord went 6 1/3 innings, giving up two earned runs.
"Brad pitched a great game," Inge said.
Mount Baker hosts Ferndale on Tuesday, March 19, and Squalicum travels to Sehome on Monday, March 18.
MOUNT BAKER 6, SQUALICUM 1
Mount Baker 002 000 4 - 6 7 1
Squalicum 000 000 1 - 1 3 3
WP: Kaleb Brownfield (1-0). LP: Brad Alvord (1-1). Highlights: Mount Baker:Titus Balvanz 2-4 2R, Andrew Zender 1-4 R 3RBI. Squalicum: Staley Gilmore 1-2 2B, Josh Holcomb 2-3 2B.