Squalicum’s baseball team fell victim to a seventh-inning rally to take a 4-3 nonconference loss to Monroe on Saturday, April 25, at Monroe.
The Storm led the class 4A Bearcats 3-0 going into the final half of an inning, thanks in large part to the pitching of Harper Moore. But Moore hit a batter and walked another to open the inning, and Ben Wolters came on in relief before Monroe came dug itself out of the three-run hole for a walk-off win.
“Harper was really good. He pitched to contact, had good command, changed speeds really well, and we played excellent defense behind him,” Squalicum coach John Inge said in a phone interview. “Ernie Yake and Kyle Little turned three double plays, and those were huge plays. We had a couple of chances to blow it open and just couldn’t get the big hits.”
Little was also 2 for 3 with a pair of runs and a double to lead the Storm at the dish. Josh Holcomb was 1 for 2 with an RBI, Yake was 1 for 3 with an RBI, and Bunji McLeod went 1 for 2 with a run scored.
Squalicum plays a make-up game from Friday at 4 p.m. Monday, April 27, at Meridian.
Monroe 4, Squalicum 3
WP: n/a (n/a). LP: Ben (1-1). Highlights: Squalicum: Ernie Yake 1-3, RBI; Kyle Little 2-3, 2 R, 2b; Josh Holcomb 1-2, RBI; Bunji McLeod 1-2, R.