Ian Barnes pitched four innings, struck out four batters and gave up one run to lead Ferndale’s baseball team to a 5-4 victory over Blaine on Tuesday, March 24, at Ferndale High School.
Connor Erickson went 2 for 3 with two runs scored and Brady Shearer went 1 for 2 with an RBI for the Golden Eagles. Blaine’s Jared Vogee, Josh Fakkema and Anthony Ball each went 2 for 3 with an RBI.
“It was good to see that we scored a run in four of the six innings,” Ferndale coach Donny Hennigs said in a phone interview. “We were unable to separate ourselves with a big inning to give some insurance.”
Fernale starts Northwest Conference play against Lynden Christian next at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, on the road. Blaine takes on Lynden next at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 24, on the road.
Ferndale 5, Blaine 4
WP: Ian Barnes (1-0). LP: Rudy Nolasco (n/a). Highlights: Ferndale: Connor Erickson 2-3, 2 R; Brady Shearer 1-2, RBI; Kole Weidkamp 1-3, RBI. Blaine: Jared Vogee 2-3, RBI; Josh Fakkema 2-3, RBI; Anthony Ball 2-3, RBI.