Tutterrow gives Meridian boost in elimination-game win against Mount Baker

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMay 8, 2014 

Meridian pitcher Tanner Tutterrow was supposed to be the Trojans' No. 1 pitcher this spring, but an arm injury kept him off the mound during the regular season.

Facing a must-win situation in the elimination round of the Class 1A District Tournament, Tutterrow earned his first start of the year and helped the Trojans continue their season with a strong performance during a 10-1 win over Mount Baker on Thursday, May 8, at Pipeline Fields in Blaine.

Tutterrow threw six innings of three-hit ball, struck out eight and only walked one batter.

"He set the tone for us," Meridian coach Steve Slesk said in a phone interview. "We played some good defense, and we were error-free, which is huge for us."

Meridian took a 1-0 lead in the first, and then blew the game open in the fourth with a six-run inning.

Trojans Josh Hosick, Kyle Linderman and Jamison Hodge combined for six of the club's 11 base hits.

Meridian (8-13) will play either Friday Harbor or South Whidbey at noon Saturday, May 10, at Pipeline Fields in Blaine.

MERIDIAN 10, MOUNT BAKER 1

Baker 000 010 0 - 1 4 3

Meridian 100 603 0 - 10 11 0

WP: Tanner Tutterrow (1-0). LP: Larson. Highlights: MB: Andrew Zender 1-3; Chad Cohn 1-3; Colton Zender 1-2, 2B; Schmidt 1-3; Mer: Josh Hosick 2-3, Kyle Linderman 2-3, Jamison Hodge 2-2, Tanner Tutterrow 1-2.

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