Pioneers push forward after delay

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMay 1, 2014 

Nooksack Valley's baseball team overcame a 1-hour umpire injury delay to beat Sehome 4-2 in a Northwest Conference game on Wednesday, April 30, at Nooksack Valley.

The umpire took a ball off the collarbone in the top of the third inning and was taken to the hospital. It was roughly an hour of delay until the umpires from the C-team game got the game started again, Nooksack coach Scott Gelwicks said in a phone interview.

"We handled it great," Gelwicks said of his team's response to the delay. "I was worried because we had a roll going, but we handled it well."

Noah Rawls pitched five innings, allowing only two hits, to get the win for the Pioneers.

"Rawls pitched great. He had great control and he's looking good for the postseason," Gelwicks said."

Rawls also went 2 for 3 at the plate and had a pair of clutch doubles from Cole Mattice and Trevon Beck.

Nooksack (8-9, 3-6 NWC) plays Bellingham on Friday, May 2, on the road. Sehome (11-7, 6-4 NWC) faces Meridian on Friday at home.

NOOKSACK VALLEY 4, SEHOME 2

Sehome 000 011 0 - 2 3 2

Nooksack 020 020 0 - 4 9 1

WP: Noah Rawls (3-3). LP: Drew Lomsadalen (n/a). Highlights: Nooksack: Noah Rawls 2-3, Cole Mattice 1-2, 2B, Trevon Beck 1-3, Dalton Biehle 2-3, 3 RBI. 2B Sehome: Owen Wright 1-2, Josh Zavisubin 1-2.

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