Lynden's baseball team fell to Inglemoor, a class 4A team, 8-4 on Saturday, March 29, at Lynden High School. Jordan Wittenberg led the Lions, going 3 for 4 with a double, a stolen base and an RBI.
"They're a solid team - as good a team as we're going to see all year," Lynden coach Cory White said in a phone interview. "We were just a key base hit here and there away from winning. I'm really excited about the way we responded."
Lucas Petersen took the loss for Lynden, but White was impressed with his six innings pitched. Petersen was also 1 for 4 hitting with an RBI. Wittenberg finished the game on the mound for the Lions.
"Jordan did good in our leadoff spot. He puts pressure on the other team," White said of Wittenberg's hitting. "We had him throw the last inning and he looked good for us, too."
Lynden plays next at 4 p.m. Monday, March 31, at Anacortes. The Lions will make up a rained out non-conference game against Burlington-Edison on Wednesday, April 2, in Lynden.
INGLEMOOR 8, LYNDEN 4
Inglemoor 002 210 3 - 8 12 1
Lynden 100 020 1 - 4 8 3
WP: Portugal (n/a). LP: Lucas Petersen (0-2). Highlights: Lynden: Jordan Wittenberg 3-4, 1 2b, 1 sb, 1 rbi; Carson Smith 2-3; Lucas Petersen 1-4, 1 RBI.