The Lynden Christian softball team fell 8-1 at Anacortes in a Northwest Conference game Tuesday, April 16.
"I was actually extremely proud of my kids," Lynden Christian coach Mitch Moorlag said in a phone interview. "I challenged them a little bit to play for their teammates and for each other. We really came out and played excellent today. The score didn't really indicate how close that ball game was."
The Lyncs (1-5 NWC, 2-9) gave up six runs in the final two innings.
Bridget Kruck led Lynden Christian and went 1 for 2 and Shelby Brown went 1 for 4.
"They broke the game open in the last few innings," Moorlag said. "We had a couple missed opportunities and were hanging in there with them. We had a couple breaks that didn't go our way and they had a couple balls that went their way."
Lynden Christian hosts La Conner in a non-conference game Thursday, April 18.
ANACORTES 8, LC 1
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Anacortes 101 033 x - 8 11 1
WP: Liz Crooks. LP: Bridget Kruck (1-7). Highlights: LC: Bridget Kruck 1-2; Shelby Brown 1-4