Lummi’s baseball team lost the Class 1B Northwest District Tournament championship 12-3 against Shoreline Christian and lost the second-place game 17-13 against Lopez to be eliminated from the postseason on Saturday, May 9, at Hamlin Park.
In the championship game Lummi was neck-and-neck with Shoreline Christian through four innings with the Blackhawks ahead 3-2. But in the bottom of the fifth inning the Blackhawks committed three errors with two outs and the Chargers got four runs across to take a 6-3 lead.
Hank Hoskins received the loss for Lummi in the game. Dashawn Lawrence went 1 for 2 with two runs scored to lead the Blackhawks at the plate.
“Hank did a good job on the mound and we had an opportunity in the third (inning) to extend our lead,” Lummi coach Jim Sandusky said in a phone interview. “We had bases loaded. But had mishaps base running and left the inning without any runs.”
Shoreline Christian didn’t let up the following inning either after Lummi failed to chip away at its deficit as the Chargers scored six more runs to increase the lead at 12-3.
“We struggled a bit in the sixth (inning),” Sandusky said. “We changed pitchers by that time and didn’t have anything left in the tank.”
In the second place game Lummi came out on the losing end of a hitting duel with Lopez.
The Blackhawks’ Hoskins went 2 for 3 with two home runs, Kavarez Lane went 1 for 4 with a home run and Raven Borsey went 3 for 4 and was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle.
Lummi out-hit the Lobos 12-10 but committed five costly errors in the game. Stan Hoskins received the loss for the Blackhawks.
“We got down to our fourth and fifth pitchers for the day and were just trying to throw strikes,” Sandusky said. “Stan did a good job getting through for us. We just couldn’t help him out in the third (inning).”
After three innings, Lummi was down 10-6 and after four innings the score was 12-8 in Lopez’s favor.
Lummi was able to rally in the fifth inning and tie the game at 12, but Lopez then scored five more runs and proved to be too much for Lummi to overcome.
“The guys played hard. Did the best we could with what we had. It was a tough one for us,” Sandusky said.
Shoreline Christian 12, Lummi 3
Lopez 17, Lummi 13