Lynden Christian softball capsule




Coach: Mitch Moorlag

Last year: The Lyncs went 10-17 overall, and 2-10 in Northwest Conference play last year. ... Lynden Christian advanced to the Class 1A Northwest District Tournament, going 2-2 to earn a spot at tri-districts. ... Was eliminated by Seattle Christian in tri-districts after defeating Chimacum and University Prep.

Players to watch: Lexi Vander Griend (Sr., 2B); Livi Vander Griend (Sr., SS); Kasey Luna (Sr., P)

Outlook: Lynden Christian coach Mitch Moorlag isn't short on talent and experience heading into the 2014 high school softball season. "We actually have seven returning senior starters this year," Moorlag said in a phone interview. "We've got some kids that know the program - know the expectations and standards." Leading that group will be third baseman Shelby Brown and the twins, Livi and Lexi Vander Griend. Brown is making the transition from centerfield to the infield, but her bat continues to be a strong presence in the Lyncs' order. "She's hitting the ball really well," Moorlag said. Aside from No. 1 starter Kasey Luna, senior Karley De Jager, an all-Whatcom County honorable mention player last year, and junior Allison Smit will also see a fair amount of time in the circle.


Name Year Pos.

Livi Vander Griend Sr. SS

Lexi Vander Griend Sr. 2B

Shelby Brown Sr. 3B

Kasey Luna Sr. P/OF

Lexi Holleman Sr. C

Kristen Zoerink Sr. OF

Karley De Jager Sr. 1B/P

Lauren Huleatt Jr. 1B/OF

Jenah Korthuis Jr. OF

Allison Smit Jr. P/IF

Colee Van Weerdhuizen Jr. OF/SS

Lucy Fleming Jr. OF


March 17 Squalicum (at LCMS) 4 p.m.

March 20 at Mount Baker 4:30 p.m.

March 22 at Chelan 1 p.m.

March 22 at Chelan 3 p.m.

March 25 Kittitas (at Chelan City Field) 1 p.m.

March 25 at Blaine* (at Pipeline) 4:30 p.m.

March 28 at Sehome* (at Geri) 4 p.m.

April 7 Blaine* (at LCMS) 4:30 p.m.

April 11 at Bellingham* 4 p.m

April 15 Mount Baker* (at Bender) 4:30 p.m.

April 17 at Burlington-Edison* 4 p.m.

April 22 Anacortes* (at LCMS) 4:30 p.m.

April 24 at La Conner 4 p.m.

April 29 at Ferndale* 4 p.m.

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

May 3 at Friday Harbor 4:30 p.m.

May 5 at Sedro-Woolley (at Janicki) 4:30 p.m.

May 8 Meridian* (at LCMS) 4:30 p.m.

May 8 Meridian (at LCMS) 6 p.m.

May 12 Squalicum* (at LCMS) 4:30 p.m.

May 14 at Nooksack Valley* (at NVMS) 4:30 p.m.

*NWC game

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