Prep Baseball & Softball

Pair of homers lead Red Raiders to 16-4 win over Mountaineers

Austin Shenton and Nate Pearsall homered to lead Bellingham’s baseball team to a 16-4 win in six innings over Mount Baker on Tuesday, March 31, at Bellingham. Mount Baker was the home team in the Northwest Conference contest.

Shenton was 2 for 3 with four RBI, and Pearsall was 3 for 3 with three RBI. An eight-run rally in the second gave Bellingham an early lead that Mount Baker couldn’t overcome.

“Our guys came in pretty focused and had good ABs and hit a lot of balls hard today,” Bellingham coach David Farrell said in a phone interview.

Grant Balvanz led the Mountaineers, going 2 for 3 with two runs scored. He legged out some infield singles, which impressed Farrell, he said.

Bellingham hosts Squalicum at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, at Joe Martin Stadium. Mount Baker hosts Concrete at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at home.

Bellingham 16, Mount Baker 4 (6)

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WP: Charlie Carmichael (2-0). LP: Chad Cohn (n/a). Highlights: Mount Baker: Grant Balvanz 2-3, 2 R; Zandy Zender 2-3, RBI. Bellingham: Austin Shenton 2-3, HR, 4 RBI; Nate Pearsall 3-3, HR, 3 RBI.

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