Playing the second of three straight games in consecutive days, the fatigue proved too much for Lynden Christian's baseball team, as the Lyncs lost to Anacortes 14-3 in five innings on Tuesday, April 8, at LC.
Nine runs in the top of half of the first inning pretty much sealed the deal. Austin Vander Haak was credited with his third loss of the season for the Lyncs.
"We didn't pitch very well coming out," LC coach Desi Luna said in a phone interview. "We have had no practice time so we were working on some stuff with Austin and had to try it out on the mound."
Jamie Heystek had an excellent day for LC despite the loss. He had a triple and a homer to go along with 2 RBI.
"There's the good and the bad," Luna said of playing five straight games and a sixth on Wednesday. "A lot of games in a row means I get to see a lot of different things. But the younger guys don't get practice time and we need practice time. They just have to keep their heads up while we go through this rough stretch."
LC plays Sehome on Wednesday, April 9, at home.
ANACORTES 14, LYNDEN CHRISTIAN 3 (5)
Anacortes 940 10 - 0 10 1
Lynden Chr. 102 00 - 0 4 3
WP: Medalia (n/a). LP: Austin Vander Haak (1-3). Highlights: LC: Jamie Heystek 2-3, 3B, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI; Drake Likkel 1-2.