Rawls' big game carries Pioneers over Blaine

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDApril 7, 2014 

Nooksack Valley's Noah Rawls carried a no-hitter into the sixth before allowing three runs, but the Pioneers held on for the 5-3 win over Blaine on Monday, April 7, at Pipeline Fields.

"We just couldn't get the last couple of hits we needed," Blaine coach Sean Linville said in a phone interview. "They just kind of took it to us early in the game."

Rawls was also 2 for 4 on with a run scored and two RBI. Dalton Biehle was 1 for 2, scored two runs, had an RBI, walked twice and stole two bases.

Chris Doll went 1 for 2 with two RBI and a double for Blaine.

Nooksack Valley plays next at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at home against Sedro-Woolley. Blaine's next game is at 4 p.m. Wendesday, April 9, at Burlington-Edison.

NOOKSACK VALLEY 5, BLAINE 3

Nooksack Valley 004 010 0 - 5 6 1

Blaine 000 003 0 - 3 4 1

WP: Noah Rawls (n/a). LP: Jonathan Starcer (1-2). Highlights: NV: Noah Rawls 2-4, 1 r, 2 RBI; Curtis Handy 1-3, 2 RBI, 1 2b; Dalton Biehle 1-2, 2 r, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 2 SB. Blaine: Chris Doll 1-2, 2 RBI, 1 2b; Cody Gobbato 1-3, 1 r; Jalen Kortlever 1-3, 1 r.

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