The Lynden baseball team scored 10 runs in two innings to defeat Meridian 11-1 in five innings at home in a Northwest Conference game Wednesday, March 27.
"Tanner Olson pitched a great game," Lynden coach Cory White said in a phone interview. "Of his 64 pitches, 48 were strikes and he did a great job being ahead in the count. We hit the ball really well and had nine hits too."
Meridian (0-1 NWC, 5-1) was led by Jake Plagerman, Chad Richter and Davis Phillips, who each batted 1 for 2.
Lynden (1-0 NWC, 6-0) was led by Luke Christianson, who batted 4 for 4 with three stolen bases, three runs and two RBI. Josh Kraght batted 1 for 3 with a double, a stolen base and two RBI and Zach Vis batted 1 for 2 with two runs, a double, a stolen base and an RBI for the Lions.
"Luke had a heck of a day," White said. "He was making nice catches in the outfield for us and was the nucleus of our offensive performance and sparked the lineup as the leadoff batter."
The Lions host Bellingham on Friday, March 29, while Meridian hosts Nooksack Valley, both Northwest Conference games.
LYNDEN 11, MERIDIAN 1 (5)
Meridian 000 10 - 1 3 1
Lynden 004 61 - 11 9 2
WP: Tanner Olson (2-0). LP: Chad Richter (n/a). Highlights: Meridian: Jake Plagerman 1-2, Chad Richter 1-2; Davis Phillips 1-2. Lynden: Luke Christianson 4-4, 3 SB, 3 runs, 2 RBI; Josh Kraght 1-3, 2B, SB, 2 RBI; Zach Vis 1-2, 2 run, 2B, SB, RBI