Matt James was 2 for 3 with a double and three RBI, and Kyler Schemstad was 2 for 3 with two runs and an RBI to lead Ferndale’s baseball team to a 7-3 Northwest Conference win over Lynden on Tuesday, March 31, at home.
Corbin Puhan earned the win, only allowing three hits to the Lions as he improved to 3-0.
“Corbin is just a strike-thrower. He was pitching to early contact and getting them to fly out,” Ferndale coach Donny Hennigs said in a phone interview. “We pride ourselves on it being a different guy every day. Today it was Matt James stepping up with a couple of good hits.”
Lynden was led by Jordan Wittenberg’s 1-for-4 hitting performance, which included two runs and a solo home run in the sixth.
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Ferndale plays again at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, at Meridian Playfield in Shoreline, against Shorewood. Lynden plays at noon, Saturday, April 4, at Cedarcrest in Duvall.
Ferndale 7, Lynden 3
WP: Corbin Puhan (3-0). LP: Anthony Garcia (n/a). Highlights: Ferndale: Matt James 2-3, 2b, 3 RBI; Kyler Schemstad 2-3, 2 R, RBI; Kyle Sandstrom 2-3, R. Lynden: Jordan Wittenberg 1-4, 2 R, HR; Anthony Garcia 1-3.