Squalicum's baseball team couldn't get the timely hits it needed and lost to Friday Harbor 6-5 during a non-conference game Tuesday, April 2, at Friday Harbor.
The Storm took a 3-1 lead in the top of the third, but Friday Harbor responded with three runs in the bottom of the inning. Squalicum tied the game in the top of the fifth but fell behind again in the bottom of the fifth.
"It was a back-and-forth game, and we really struggled offensively," Squalicum coach John Inge said in a phone interview. "When we do get base runners on the base paths, we struggle to get big hits."
Matthew Forhan, Josh Holcomb and Staley Gilmore had four of Squalicum's five hits, and Forhan went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI. Christian Jorgenson suffered his third loss of the year on the mound.
"At times we play OK, but if we are on top of our game, we can be very competitive," Inge said.
Squalicum (1-9, 0-2 NWC) plays Sehome next in a NWC game at 4 p.m. Monday, April 8, at Joe Martin Stadium.
FRIDAY HARBOR 6, SQUALICUM 5,
Squalicum 003 010 1 - 0 5 2
Friday Harbor 103 020 x - 0 7 2
WP: N/A LP: Christian Jorgenson (0-3). Highlights: Sq: Staley Gilmore 1-3, R, SB, 2B; Josh Holcomb 1-3, R, RBI; Matthew Forhan 2-4, 2 RBI, 2B.