BELLINGHAM RED RAIDERS
Coach: David Farrell
Last year: Finished fifth in the Northwest Conference with an 8-4 record. ... Ended season after going 0-2 in the Class 2A Northwest District Tournament and finished 13-8 overall.
Players to watch: Oscar White (sr., OF); Ryan Fox (sr., INF/OF/P); Dante Check (Jr. C/P); Charlie Carmichael (jr., P/INF); Brad Johnson (jr., P/INF)
Outlook: The Red Raiders graduated several key pieces, but coach David Farrell is particularly impressed with how baseball savvy this year's Bellingham club is. "One thing we won't take for granted is we really have a knack for the game," Farrell said. "We're super excited about that." Bellingham lost ace Matt Richard, but Farrell feels strong about what he considers a deep pitching staff. Most likely the Red Raiders will be anchored by juniors Charlie Carmichael and Brad Johnson, but Dante Check, Bobby Cooke and Tyler Rasmussen should also log innings. Last year's hitting leader Oscar White is expected to be one of Bellingham's top run producers as well as Check and Ryan Fox. The Red Raiders are expecting Jashawn Dorsey to bat leadoff. "For us, we're really hammering on the small things in baseball," Farrell said. "If we can do those things, we could be a really successful team and scrap out some wins."
Player Year Pos.
Charlie Carmichael Jr. INF/P
Dante Check Jr. C/INF/P
Bobby Cooke So. OF/P
Jashawn Dorsey So. OF
Ryan Fox Sr. INF/OF/P
Owen Jewell Jr. INF
Brad Johnson Jr. INF/P
Greg Johnson Sr. OF
Nate Pearsall Jr. INF
Aidan Quinn Jr. INF/P
Tyler Rasmussen So. C/INF/P
Alex Richard Jr. INF
Eric Thompson Jr. OF
Oscar White Sr. OF
William Woods Jr. INF
March 15 at Nooksack Valley 4:30 p.m.
March 18 Interlake (at Joe Martin) 5 p.m.
March 20 Oak Harbor (at Joe Martin) 4:30 p.m.
March 24 at Sedro-Woolley (at Janicki) 4 p.m.
March 26 Ferndale 4:30 p.m.
March 28 Sehome 4:30 p.m.
March 31 at Squalicum (at Joe Martin) 4 p.m.
April 5 at Friday Harbor TBD
April 7 at Lynden Christian* 4:30 p.m.
April 9 at Mount Baker* 4:30 p.m.
April 11 Lynden* 4:30 p.m.
April 14 Meridian* 4:30 p.m.
April 16 at Blaine* (at Pipeline) 4:30 p.m.
April 18 Squalicum* 4:30 p.m.
April 21 at Sehome* (at Joe Martin) 6:30 p.m.
April 23 Sedro-Woolley* 4:30 p.m.
April 25 Anacortes* 4:30 p.m.
April 30 at Burlington-Edison* 4 p.m.
May 2 Nooksack Valley 4:30 p.m.
May 5 at Ferndale* 4 p.m.
Reach ANDREW LANG at firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext. 862.