The Ferndale boys' baseball team defeated Blaine 4-1 on Monday, March 18, at Pipeline Fields.
Ferndale's Kyler Brudwick opened the game up for the Golden Eagles, knocking in two runs with a two-out double in the fourth inning.
"There wasn't a lot of hitting going on, and we made a couple of mistakes that cost us a couple of runs early in the game," Blaine coach Sean Linville said in a phone interview. "All the pitchers battled; Akers did a nice job, but we left a lot of guys on base."
Ferndale (2-2) travels to Mount Baker on Tuesday, March 19, and Blaine gets the Mountaineers at Mount Baker on Wednesday, March 20.
FERNDALE 4, BLAINE 1
Ferndale 110 200 0 - 4 2 3
Blaine 000 100 0 - 1 3 4
WP: Joey Akers (2-0). LP: Tony Goucher (0-1). Highlights: Ferndale: Brady Shearer 1-2 RBI 2SB, Kyler Brudwick 1-4 2RBI 2B. Blaine: Matt Vogee 1-2 R SB, Zach Rector 1-3.