The Squalicum baseball team held on to win 10-9 against Mount Baker in eight innings in a Northwest Conference game at home Wednesday, April 24.
"We played a really good game and had it under control and that Mount Baker team never quits," Squalicum coach John Inge said in a phone interview. "We were up 9-3 and they scored six to come back. We played a tight, sharp game and swung the bats well and they still hung in there and gave us a game."
Cody Larson and Titus Balvanz each went 2 for 4 and Nick Larson went 3 for 4 for the Mountaineers (3-7 NWC, 6-11).
Landon Tripp went 2 for 4 and Kyle Little and Ben Johnson each went 2 for 3 for the Storm (3-7 NWC, 4-14).
Harper Moore earned the win after replacing Brad Alvord for Squalicum.
"Harper did a nice job getting out of the mess and did a nice job in the eighth not letting them score," Inge said. "He was very poised and did a great job. I'm proud of how we played and I'm sure their coach is proud of how they came back. I don't want to see them any time soon."
Squalicum travels to Lynden Christian on Friday, April 26, while Mount Baker hosts Anacortes, both NWC games.
SQUALICUM 10, MOUNT BAKER 9 (8)
MB 000 003 60 - 9 13 2
Squalicum 102 024 01 - 10 10 1
WP: Harper Moore (1-0). LP: n/a. Highlights: MB: Cody Larson 2-4, 2 RBI; Nick Larson 3-4, 2 RBI; Titus Balvanz 2-4, 2 RBI. Squalicum: Landon Tripp 2-4, 2 runs RBI, 2 SB; Kyle Little 2-3, 3 runs, RBI, SB, 2B; Staley Gilmore 1-2, run, RBI; Ben Johnson 2-3, run, 3 RBI; Coleman Schwab 1-3, run, RBI