Josh Heutink hit a walk-off sacrifice fly for Lynden Christian’s baseball team as it beat Mount Baker 7-6 in nine innings of Northwest Conference action on Tuesday, April 28, at Lynden Christian.
Heutink also had a crucial triple in the fifth to pull the Lyncs back even with the Mountaineers.
“We had a very difficult fifth when we gave up four unearned runs,” Lynden Christian coach Desi Luna said in a phone interview. “I was proud that the guys came back and scored three in the bottom of the inning. Alex (VanderVelden) and Josh (Heutink) went back-to-back with triples to get three runs back.”
Heutink also earned the win, taking over in relief of VanderVelden, the starter.
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Mount Baker’s Colton Ranson took the loss on the mound, but was 2 for 5 at the plate. Greg Day was also 2 for 4 for the Mounties.
Both teams combined for nine errors.
Lynden Christian plays next at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at Janicki Fields against Sedro-Woolley. Mount Baker plays at 4:30 p.m. the same day, at Nooksack Valley.
Lynden Christian 7, Mount Baker 6 (9)
WP: Josh Heutink (n/a). LP: Colton Ranson (n/a). Highlights: Lynden Christian: Josh Heutink 1-4, 3b, R; Alex VanderVelden 1-4, 3b, R; Taiji VanDalen 1-3. Mount Baker: Colton Ranson 2-5; Greg Day 2-4.