Ferndale's baseball team threw some offense behind its consistent defense and pitching to take a 7-2 Northwest Conference win over Blaine on Friday, April 18, at Pipeline Fields.
Ferndale's Joey Akers went 3 for 4 with a run scored and two RBI. Kyler Schemstad got the win for the Golden Eagles.
"Schemstad cruised for the first three innings and had a little hiccup in the fourth, but Chase Olsen came in and shut them down," Ferndale coach Donny Hennigs said in a phone interview. "As long as we keep pitching well and playing defense, we're going to win some games."
Jonathan Starcer was 1 for 3 with an RBI for the Borderites, who scored both their runs in the fourth inning.
Ferndale plays Sehome at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at home. Blaine hosts Bellingham at noon, Saturday, April 19, at Pipeline Fields.
FERNDALE 7, BLAINE 2
Ferndale 051 010 0 - 7 6 0
Blaine 000 200 0 - 2 6 1
WP: Kyler Schemstad (2-0). LP: Cody Gobbato (n/a). Highlights: Ferndale: Joey Akers 3-4, 1 R, 2 RBI; Brady Shearer 1-1, 2 RBI, 1 R; Colin Wagner 1-4, 1 R, 1 2b. Blaine: Rudy Nolasco 2-3; Jonathan Starcer 1-3, 1 RBI.