Prep Baseball & Softball

Pioneers chip away at Mountaineers in big win

Nooksack Valley’s baseball team held Mount Baker to just one hit and chipped away with at least a run scored in every inning in a 17-1 six-inning non-conference win on Tuesday, March 24, at Mount Baker.

Parker Schram earned the win for the Pioneers. Ryan Gelwicks led the way on offense for Nooksack with a 3-for-5 day, including four runs and an RBI. Noah Rawls was also three for five with three doubles, three RBI and two runs.

“Chad (Cohn, Mount Baker’s starting pitcher) did a good job of throwing strikes, but Nooksack swung the sticks well and had a lot of extra-base hits,” Mount Baker coach Derek Johnson said in a phone interview. “We haven’t got in an offensive rhythm yet this year. Today we had an opportunity to score with the bases loaded and nobody out, but couldn’t get a run across, so I think it’s just coming up with those hits with runners in scoring position.”

Mount Baker’s lone hit came by Hayden Linderman, who was 1 for 2, and Jesse Wardle scored the run for the Mountaineers.

Mount Baker hosts Sedro-Woolley 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at home. Nooksack Valley has another road game at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at Bellingham.

Nooksack Valley 17, Mount Baker 1 (6)

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WP: Parker Schram (n/a). LP: Chad Cohn (0-2). Highlights: Mount Baker: Hayden Linderman 1-2; Jesse Wardle 0-1, R, BB. Nooksack Valley: Ryan Gelwicks 3-5, 4 R, RBI; Noah Rawls 3-5, 3 2b, 3 RBI, 2 R; Tanner Myhre 2-3, 2 2b, 3 R, RBI.