The Bellingham baseball team had 18 hits as it defeated Mount Baker 7-0 in a Northwest Conference game at home Wednesday, March 27.
"I was really pleased with how we did today," Bellingham coach David Farrell said in a phone interview. "Austin Shenton really set the tone for us on the mound and threw strikes and competed really well. Offensively we worked through some things and had a lot of hits and moved some guys along."
Shenton earned the win as well as batting 3 for 4 with 2 RBI to lead the Red Raiders (1-0 NWC, 5-2). Oscar White batted 4 for 4 with a home run and two RBI.
Mount Baker (0-1 NWC, 2-4) was led in batting by Titus Balvanz, who went 2 for 2 with two stolen bases, and Tyrel Cronk, who batted 2 for 2.
Bellingham travels to Lynden on Friday, March 29, while Mount Baker travels to Ferndale, both Northwest Conference games.
BELLINGHAM 7, MOUNT BAKER 0
Mount Baker 000 000 0 - 0 7 1
Bellingham 010 123 x - 7 18 1
WP: Austin Shenton (1-0). LP: Nick Larson (n/a). Highlights: MB: Titus Balvanz 2-2, 2 SB; Tyrel Cronk 2-2. Bellingham: Oscar White 4-4, home run, 2 RBI; Austin Shenton 3-4, 2 RBI; Alex Check 3-3, 2B