Tanner Jansen was able to score the winning run on a passed ball in the ninth inning to lift the Lynden Christian baseball team to a 2-1 victory against La Conner on Tuesday, March 17, at La Conner High School.
La Conner started the game with a run in the first inning and wasn’t able to score the rest of the game. The Lyncs were able to get the tying run across the plate in the fourth inning.
“We struggled a bit early and held it together,” Lynden Christian coach Desi Luna said in a phone interview.
Lynden Christian’s Jansen was able to earn himself the win after scoring the winning run. But it was Dylan Meenk’s play at catcher that caught Luna’s eye.
“Dylan played like a senior today and took control of the team,” he said. “He held our team together. Some younger guys stepped up as well.”
The Lyncs will play Friday Harbor at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, in a make-up game at home.
Lynden Christian 2, La Conner 1 (9)
WP: Tanner Jansen (1-0). LP: no information provided. Highlights: La Conner: James 2-5. Lynden Christian: Alex VanderVelden 2-3; Taiji VanDelen 1-3.