Prep Baseball & Softball

House leads Lions over South Whidbey

Lynden’s baseball team cruised to a 7-4 nonconference win over South Whidbey behind Jared House’s strong pitching performance on Tuesday, May 5, at South Whidbey.

House also was 3 for 4 with a double and two runs. He struck out one batter in five innings of work.

“He got his second start and just really threw well,” Lynden coach Cory White said in a phone interview. “Fatigue kind of set in in the fifth, but we were able to end the inning with a great play at the plate where our catcher got knocked over, but was able to hold onto the ball. It was just a great relay throw from center field to the plate.”

Jordan Wittenberg finished the final two innings with four strikeouts. He was also 2 for 2 at the dish, adding a pair of walks and an RBI.

Lynden wraps up its Northwest Conference season at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, at Joe Martin Stadium against Squalicum. The Lions have been eliminated from playoff contention, but may play another nonconference game later in the week.

Lynden 7, South Whidbey 4


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WP: Jared House (2-0). LP: Hamsa (n/a). Highlights: Lynden: Jared House 3-4, 2b, 2 R; Jordan Wittenberg 2-2, 2 BB, RBI; Dalton Ohligschlager 2-3; Anthony Garcia 1-4, 2 RBI.