Prep Baseball & Softball

Lions first inning sets tone for 9-3 win

LYNDEN 9, BURLINGTON-EDISON 3Lynden’s baseball team knows what it takes to win baseball games: stringing hits together. The Lions did exactly that, using two in-nings to score all nine of their runs in Lynden’s 9-3 defeat of Burlington-Edison on Wednesday, April 2, at Lynden High School.

The Lions started the game off right, scoring five runs in the first. Jordan Wittenberg got a single and stole second and third to get things headed in the right direction.

“In any sport, speed kills, but in baseball it’s obvious on the bases,” Lynden coach Cory White said in a phone interview. “Even when they know it’s coming, it can be hard to stop.”

A two-RBI single by Dalton Ohligschlager finished off an inning in which 10 guys went to the plate.

“Preseason games and non-league guys are meant to get guys at-bats, so that was nice,” White said.

The Lions scored four runs in the fourth inning to put away the Tigers.

Christian Mouat set the tone on the mound early, retiring the side in order in the first inning before going on to pitch five innings, walking only two and giving up six hits. He allowed all three runs.

“He did a great job relying on the defense,” White said. “We turned two double plays today. We had some errors but we solidified some things in our defense today.”

Cameron Wainwright and Wittenberg each pitched an inning in which they retired the side. Wittenberg got the only strikeout of the game.

Lynden plays Squalicum on Monday, April 7, at home.

LYNDEN 9, BURLINGTON-EDISON 3B-E 001 020 0 — 3 6 2Lynden 500 400 0— 9 13 2WP: Christian Mouat (1-0). LP: Lopez (n/a). Highlights: Lynden: Jordan Wittenberg 2-4, 2 SB, 1 RBI; Christian Mouat 2-4, 1 RBI; Dalton Ohligschlager 3-4, 2 RBI; Carson Smith 3-3, 2 RBI.