Austin Jones got Lynden’s baseball team off to a good start but they were unable to hold on in a 5-2 nonconference loss to North Kitsap on Saturday, May 2, in Poulsbo.
Jones threw the first five innings and gave up just one run. He was in line for the win as Lynden held a 2-1 lead, but North Kitsap took advantage of some errors in the bottom of the sixth to take the win.
“Austin hasn’t thrown much for us, he’s been a situational pitcher, so he did a good job and put us in a position to win,” Lynden assistant coach Mike Regis said in a phone interview. “He located his fastball really well, commanded it inside and outside, and threw his offspeed pitches for strikes.”
Jordan Wittenberg led the Lions at the plate, going 2 for 4 with a stolen base. Austin Jones was also 2 for 3 with an RBI.
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Lynden is back into Northwest Conference play at 4 p.m. Monday, May 4, at Janicki Fields against Sedro-Woolley.
North Kitsap 5, Lynden 2
WP: Charlie Dewilde (n/a). LP: Jared House (0-1). Highlights: Lynden: Jordan Wittenberg 2-4, SB; Austin Jones 2-3, RBI; Jacob Hommes 1-3.