Prep Baseball & Softball

Little’s homer leads Squalicum over Archbishop Murphy

Kyle Little hit an opposite-field home run to lead Squalicum’s baseball team to a 7-1 win over Archbishop Murphy on Thursday, March 19, at home.

Little finished the game a perfect 3 for 3 with two runs, two RBI and a double to go along with his home run.

David Stealy improved to 2-0 with the win for the Storm. Carter Nickelson was also 2 for 3 with two runs, an RBI and a double.

“Defensively we had great plays from Ernie Yake and Ben Tripp. Just tough plays at short and a great job by our catcher calling the game and being in command,” Squalicum coach John Inge said in a phone interview. “David didn’t have his best stuff, but had a gutty outing on a slippery mound.”

Squalicum takes on Bellingham at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at either Joe Martin Stadium or Bellingham High School, depending on Joe Martin’s field conditions.

Squalicum 7, Archbishop Murphy 1 (5 inn.)

Archbishop Murphy

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WP: David Stealy (2-0). LP: Sand (n/a). Highlights: Squalicum: Carter Nickelson 2-3, 2 R, RBI, 2b; Kyle Little 3-3, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2B, HR; Tim Lann 1-3, RBI, R; Bunji McLeod 1-2, RBI. Archbishop Murphy: Damitio 1-2, RBI; Earl 1-2, R.

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