With two outs in the final inning, the Lynden Christian baseball team had a walk, the benefit of an error and three straight singles to score three runs, and Jamie Heystek pitched well as the Lyncs earned a 5-4 Northwest Conference victory Monday, April 14, at Mount Baker.
Heystek struck out eight Mountaineers en route to the complete-game victory and also was 2 for 3 with a run scored. Drake Likkel was 2 for 4 with an RBI to help LC's cause.
Andrew Zender was 2 for 3 with a run scored and Jacob Marr was 1 for 4 with a double and two RBI for the Mountaineers.
Mount Baker starting pitcher Seth Bass struck out seven in 6 2/3 innings.
"(Heystek) threw his butt off to win the game," Baker coach Quinn LeSage said in a phone interview. "Both pitchers threw well. Unfortunately we couldn't close the door when we needed to."
LYNDEN CHRISTIAN 5, MOUNT BAKER 4
Lynden Chr. 010 010 3 - 5 7 3
Mount Baker 004 000 0 - 4 5 2
WP: Jamie Heystek. LP: Colton Ransom. Highlights: LC: Jamie Heystek 2-3, R; Drake Likkel 2-4, RBI. Mount Baker: Andrew Zender 2-3, R; Jacob Marr 1-4, 2B, 2RBI.
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