The Lynden Christian baseball team came back and won 9-8 in nine innings at Ferndale in a Northwest Conference game Wednesday, April 17.
"It was a fun game," Lynden Christian coach Desi Luna said in a phone interview. "Truman Van Dalen didn't have good control of his off-speed early. It made it difficult but he stayed with it and only gave up that one big inning in the second and then he locked it down."
The Lyncs (2-5 NWC, 7-7) scored three runs in the seventh to force extra innings and then scored three in the ninth to win.
Ferndale (4-2 NWC, 8-6) scored two in the ninth but it wasn't enough in the loss.
The Lyncs travel to La Conner Thursday, April 18, for a non-conference game, while Ferndale hosts Blaine in a Northwest Conference game.
LYNDEN CHRISTIAN 9, FERNDALE 8 (9)
LC 111 000 303 - 9 16 1
Ferndale 150 000 002 - 8 9 1
WP: Truman Van Dalen (4-1). LP: Austyn Sprague (n/a). Highlights: LC: Jamie Heystek 3-5, 2B; Truman Van Dalen 3-5, 2B; Jake Poag 3-5, 2B; Josh Heutink 4-5, 2B, 4RBI, 2 runs. Ferndale: Austyn Sprague 2-3; Marshall Weston 2-4.