Prep Baseball & Softball

Bellingham struggles after taking early lead

Bellingham’s baseball team pulled out to an early 2-0 lead but Anacortes eventually defeated Bellingham 19-2 in five innings in a Northwest Conference game on Friday, April 25, at Bellingham.

Bellingham’s two runs in the first came off a two-RBI double by Nate Pearsall.

“The team came out pretty energetic,” Bellingham coach David Farrell said in a phone interview. “Nate’s been great. He’s been a pretty solid bat in the lineup.”

The Seahawks used a six-run third inning and an 11-run fifth inning to push the lead.

“I, as head coach, just did not get them prepared for today,” Farrell said. “I didn’t do a good job of setting things up and I didn’t get them ready to play. It falls on me.”

Bellingham (9-8, 5-4 NWC) plays Burlington-Edison on Wednesday, April 30, on the road.

ANACORTES 19, BELLINGHAM 2 (5)Anacortes 016 1 11 — 19 16 0Bellingham 200 0 0 — 2 3 3WP: Medalia (n/a). LP: Aidan Quinn (1-2). Highlights: Bellingham: Nate Pearsall 1-2, 2 RBI, 2B; Oscar White 1-2, R.