Lynden softball capsule




Coach: Steve Petersen

Last year: The Lions advanced to the Class 2A State Tournament, winning their opening two games before losing to Selah and Sedro-Woolley. ... Ended 21-6 overall, and 11-1 in Northwest Conference play. ... Won the NWC title outright last year.

Players to watch: Trisha Snyder (Sr., 2B); Mandy Warner (Jr., C); Tanna Benson (Jr., P/INF)

Outlook: The Lions are coming off a Northwest Conference regular-season title, and this year's team is much the same as last year's. Despite the loss of Brooke Bonsen in the circle, Lynden coach Steve Petersen likes what he's seen from junior Tanna Benson. "She looks to be a little stronger," Petersen said in a phone interview. He said the same of fellow pitcher Hannah Rothwell. The main plus for the pitching staff, though, is having junior catcher Mandy Warner behind the plate. Warner, an All-Whatcom county first-team selection last year, hit .414 out of the leadoff spot while stealing a team-high 18 bases. Senior Trisha Snyder is coming off a strong senior campaign where she hit .404 and scored 27 runs.


Name Year Pos.

Emily Amos Sr. OF

Catyler Alex So. OF

Tanna Benson Jr. P/IF

Morgan Black So. IF/OF

Jenna Bonsen Jr. 1B

Ally Dahm So. IF/OF

Teylor Eshuis Fr. IF

Hailey Hakkala So. IF

Elisa Kooiman Fr. IF

Hannah Rothwell Jr. P/OF

Trisha Snyder Sr. 2B

Kaylee Vis Jr. IF/OF

Mandy Warner Jr. C


March 15 Interlake Noon

March 18 at Nooksack Valley 4:30 p.m.

March 20 Ferndale 4 p.m.

March 22 Sehome (at Daniels) noon

March 22 at Sequim (at Daniels) 2 p.m.

March 24 at Sehome (at Geri) 4 p.m.

March 27 Meridian* 4 p.m.

April 8 Bellingham* 4 p.m.

April 14 Burlington-Edison* 4 p.m.

April 17 at Squalicum* 4 p.m.

April 18 at Anacortes* 6 p.m.

April 19 White River 1 p.m.

April 22 Nooksack Valley* 4 p.m.

April 24 at Mount Baker* 4:30 p.m.

April 30 at Lynden Christian* (at LCMS) 4:30 p.m.

May 5 Sehome* 4 p.m.

May 8 Blaine* 4 p.m.

May 8 Blaine 5:30 p.m.

May 12 at Sedro-Woolley* (at Janicki) 4:30 p.m.

May 13 at Ferndale* 4 p.m.

*NWC game

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