Lummi baseball suffers loss, welcomes Darrington back to play following tragic mudslide

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDApril 8, 2014 

Lummi's baseball team traveled to Darrington on Tuesday, April 8, for an emotional game as the Loggers returned to play following a pause in their season due to the devastating Oso mudslide that affected the surrounding community more than two weeks ago.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee was present along with a KING 5 television camera crew, Lummi coach Jim Sandusky said.

"They had a lot bigger crowd than they usually have for a baseball game in ugly weather," Sandusky said in a phone interview. "I told the kids we're here to have fun and play a game and said the guys over there are going through a tough time and we're going to support them and play hard."

Sandusky said he was proud of his club's effort, but the Blackhawks suffered a 7-3 loss.

Darrington scored four runs in the first inning, added two more in the second and the Loggers' pitching limited Lummi to only three hits.

"You hate losing," Sandusky said, "but if you're going to lose a game, that's one that's not too bad to lose in that circumstance."

Lummi's Terrance Solomon and Tony DeCoteau recorded two of the Blackhawks' three hits, and starting pitcher Deion Hoskins took the loss. Charlie Wilson pitched well in relief, Sandusky said.

DARRINGTON 7, LUMMI 3

Lummi 000 003 0 - 3 3 0

Darrington 420 001 0 - 7 6 0

WP: N/A. LP: Deion Hoskins (1-1). Highlights: Lummi: Terrance Solomon 1-2; Tony DeCoteau 1-2.

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