Bellingham’s Charlie Carmichael held Lynden to one run and one hit in a 6-1 Northwest Conference baseball win on Tuesday, April 7, at Joe Martin Stadium.
Nate Pearsall led the Red Raiders on offense, going 3 for 4 with a double and two RBI. Austin Shenton was also 2 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI for Bellingham.
“Charlie did a great job. He kept the ball around the zone and pitched to contact,” Bellingham coach David Farrell said in a phone interview. “It was a lot of ground balls, and not a lot were hit hard off him. He was in the corners today. Offensively we are really starting to hit line drives now. We were struggling there for awhile, but their approach has changed and something just clicked.”
Dakota Davis had the sole hit for the Lions, but Farrell noted that the Red Raiders were wary of Jordan Wittenberg, too.
“He’s a monster offensively and defensively,” Farrell said. “We held him in check today, but when he gets on the base paths he wreaks havoc. He’s a special player, a game-changer for those guys.”
Bellingham is off until a 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, game at Pipeline Fields against Blaine. Lynden hosts Meridian at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, at home.
Bellingham 6, Lynden 1
WP: Charlie Carmichael (3-0). LP: Dalton Ohligschlager (n/a). Highlights: Bellingham: Nate Pearsall 3-4, 2b, 2 RBI; Austin Shenton 2-4, 2 2b, RBI; Alex Richard 1-3, 2b. Lynden: Dakota Davis 1-3.