The Blaine baseball team was unable to come back in its 5-4 loss Monday, April 8, at home to Anacortes in a Northwest Conference game.
"They jumped out on us 5-zip and I thought our kids did a nice job hanging in there and battling," Blaine coach Sean Linville said in a phone interview. "We got the tying run on in the seventh and just couldn't quite do enough. They had a couple kids get hits but I thought Zach Rector settled down and pitched well."
Blaine (0-4 NWC, 6-6) was led by Rector, who batted 2 for 4 with an RBI, Brett Allen, who batted 1 for 4 with two RBI, and Matt Vogee, who batted 1 for 4 with two runs and a double.
"Our kids fought and hung in there," Linville said. "We were right there like in our other losses, we just can't quite get over that hump."
Blaine will travel to Bellingham for a Northwest Conference game Wednesday, April 10.
ANACORTES 5, BLAINE 4
Anacortes 202 010 0 - 5 8 2
Blaine 000 020 2 - 4 7 1
WP: Irving (n/a). LP: Zach Rector (2-2). Highlights: Blaine: Zach Rector 2-4, RBI; Brett Allen 1-4, 2 RBI; Matt Vogee 1-4, 2 run, 2B