Lummi's baseball team was just one game away from the state playoffs, butthe Blackhawks season is over after an 11-3 loss to Muckleshoot Tribal School in the 1B Bi-District Tournament on Saturday, May 17, at Muckleshoot.
The Blackhawks played well but made too many errors (five) and were unfortunate to have some bad luck.
"It was one of those games where we actually hit the ball pretty well," Lummi coach Jim Sandusky said in a phone interview. "We were just hitting it right at them."
Charlie Wilson took the loss on the mound, but pitched four innings with seven strikeouts. Deion Hoskins, Hank Hoskins and Leo Scarborough also threw for the Blackhawks.
"He threw the ball really well," Sandusky said of Wilson. "He did a great job for us."
Wilson also added two hits at the plate and was Lummi's only multi-hit batter on the day. Hank Hoskins and Dino Williams got the other two hits.
The Blackhawks' will graduate six seniors this year.
"It's very disappointing that these guys couldn't get one more game through to say they made it to state," Sandusky said. "Anything can happen in one game."
The Blackhawks added a district and conference title to their accomplishment this season and Sandusky is proud of that, especially with the strong finish to the season.
MUCKLESHOOT TRIBAL SCHOOL 11, LUMMI 3
Muckleshoot 210 134 0 - 11 7 2
Lummi 100 020 0 - 3 4 5
WP: Josh Hamilton (n/a). LP: Charlie Wilson (4-2). Highlights: Lummi: Charlie Wilson 2-4, Hank Hoskins 1-3, Dino Williams 1-3.