Ferndale's offense produces 11, Golden Eagles roll

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMarch 20, 2014 

FERNDALE 11, LYNDEN 5

Ferndale's baseball team got the bats going early and took advantage of Lynden's first-game jitters to defeat the Lions 11-5 on Thursday, March 20, at Ferndale.

The Golden Eagles (2-1) scored three runs in the first and three runs in the third to pull out to the six-run lead and they never looked back.

"It was Lynden's first game and we took advantage of some miscues on their end," Ferndale coach Donny Hennigs said in a phone interview. "But we're starting to come around offensively.

Leading the way at the plate and on the mound was Ferndale's Kyler Schemstad, who drove in three runs while pitching five innings. He struck out four batters and only allowed one earned run.

"I was pretty impressed for his first varsity appearance on the mound," Hennigs said. "He ran out of steam in the fifth but he battled through and pitched well."

Lynden's bright spot was Jordan Wittenberg's home run.

Ferndale face Blaine on Monday, March 24, at home. Lynden (0-1) plays Cedarcrest on Saturday, March 22, at home.

FERNDALE 11, LYNDEN 5

Lynden 000 140 0 - 5 9 7

Ferndale 303 500 0 - 11 8 1

WP: Kyler Schemstad (1-0). LP: Lucas Petersen (0-1). Highlights: Lynden: Jordan Wittenberg 1-4, HR; Cameron Wainwright 2-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI. Ferndale: Joey Akers 2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI; Kyler Shemstad 2-3, 1 R, 3 RBI; Andrew Littrell 1-3, 2 RBI.

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