Squalicum's baseball team scored four runs in the first inning and held on to defeat Meridian 5-2 on Tuesday, April 22, at Meridian High School. Squalicum was the home team, but couldn't host the game due to unplayable conditions at its field.
Christian Jorgensen earned the win for the Storm, going 5 2/3 innings and striking out five. Ben Wolters got the save, finishing the game with a perfect seventh inning.
Squalicum's Landon Tripp was 3 for 4 with a run scored and two stolen bases. Kyle Little went 2 for 3 with a double, an RBI, a stolen base and two runs.
"Landon and Kyle were the big guns today," Squalicum coach John Inge said in a phone interview. "Those two can really run and when they get on base and start running they makey things happen for us."
Devyn Holmes took the loss for the Trojans, but impressed Inge by finishing out the game after the four-run first. Kyle Linderman went 1 for 2 with a run and an RBI for Meridian.
Squalicum plays at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at Nooksack Valley. Meridian's next game is at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at Anacortes.
SQUALICUM 5, MERIDIAN 2
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Squalicum 400 001 x- 5 11 0
WP: Christian Jorgensen (3-1). LP: Devyn Holmes (0-1). S: Ben Wolters (2). Highlights: Squalicum: Landon Tripp 3-4, 1 R, 2 SB; Ben Johnson 1-3, 1 R, 1 2b, 1 RBI; Kyle Little 2-3, 2 R, 1 2b, 1 RBI, 1 SB; Lann 1-2, 1 RBI, 1 SB; Ben Tripp 1-2, 1 RBI; Brandon Lease 1-3. Meridian: Davis Phillips 1-2, 1 R, 1 2b; Kyle Linderman 1-2, 1 R, 1 RBI.