The Squalicum baseball team defeated Blaine 6-2 on Saturday, April 20, in a Northwest Conference game at Blaine.
Staley Gilmore was impressive in his first win of the season, tossing a complete game five-hitter while also going 3 for 4 at the plate.
"Staley (threw) a gutty complete game," Squalicum coach John Inge said in a phone interview. "He was the big story. He did it on the bump and at the plate."
Landon Tripp had a solid game both at the plate and on the bases for the Storm, going 2 for 3 with two runs scored and a stolen base.
Storm's Ben Johnson enjoyed a multi-hit game, going 2 for 4 at the plate with an RBI. Brad Alvord and Kyle Little each went 1 for 3, and Alvord drove in two of Squalicum's six runs.
Blaine's Matt Vogee went 2 for 2, and Brett Allen was 1 for 3 with a run scored.
Both Squalicum (3-13, NWC 2-6) and Blaine (6-11, 0-9) play on Monday, April 22, with the Storm traveling to Ferndale and the Borderites hosting Mount Baker. Both are NWC match ups.
SQUALICUM 6, BLAINE 2
Squalicum 102 100 2 - 6 11 1
Blaine 001 000 1 - 2 5 1
WP: Staley Gilmore (1-2). LP: Brett Allen. Highlights: Squalicum: Landon Tripp 2-3, 2 R, SB, RBI; Kyle Little 1-3, R, SB; Staley Gilmore 3-4, 2 RBI; Ben Johnson 2-4, RBI; Brad Alvord 1-3, 2 RBI. Blaine: Matt Vogee 2-2; Brett Allen 1-3, R.