The Lynden boys' baseball team mustered just enough offense, beating Lynden Christian 3-2 on Monday, March 18, at Lynden High School.
All three runs were scored in the first inning. Josh Kraght, who led off with a walk, was driven in for the first run of the game on a Zach Vis double.Vis later scored on a double by Alexsei Poventud.
"The story of the game was pitching and defense," Lynden coach Cory White said in a phone interview. "We only walked three, and playing error free defense put us in a position to win the game."
Truman Van Dalen, who started the game on the mound for the Lyncs, had a solo home run in the contest.
LC and Lynden both play on Wednesday, March 20, with Lynden traveling to Sehome and LC hosting Nooksack Valley.
LYNDEN 3, LYNDEN CHRISTIAN 2
Lynden Christian 011 000 2 - 2 4 1
Lynden 300 000 x - 3 4 0
WP: Peter Bovenkamp (1-0). LP: Truman Van Dalen (0-1). Highlights: LC: Truman Van Dalen 1-3 HR RBI, Austen Vander Haak 1-3. Lynden: Zach Vis 1-1 2B 3BB RBI, Alexsei Poventud 1-2 2B BB RBI.