Prep Baseball & Softball

Ferndale baseball holds off Lynden in eight innings

Ferndale outlasted Lynden 3-1 in eight innings Wednesday, March 30, to improve to 3-0 in Northwest Conference play.

Both teams scored a run in the first inning but were held scoreless until the eighth inning. Back to back singles followed by back to back walks forced in a run for Ferndale and then Matt James drove in a run on a sacrifice fly. Lynden’s Jordan Wittenberg led off the bottom of the eighth followed by a walk but two outs later the game ended on a line drive to third.

“If that ball was a couple feet to the left, we might still be playing,” Ferndale Head Coach Donny Hennigs said in a phone interview. “That was an intense high school baseball game.”

Other results

Bellingham 9, Mount Baker 2: Austin Shenton went 1 for 2 with a two-run triple in a seven-run second inning as the Red Raiders dispatched Mount Vernon. Kyle Dether of Bellingham improved to 2-1 on the year as he gave up two runs on four hits.

Squalicum 7, Sehome 3: Ben Wolters pitched a complete game for Squalicum as the Storm beat Sehome in Northwest Conference play. Wolters (3-0) changed speeds well and pitched to contact, according to coach John Inge.

Blaine 2, Nooksack Valley 1: Jon Starcer improved to 2-1 by striking out nine in a complete game four-hitter in the Borderites’ Northwest Conference victory over the Pioneers. Starcer also had a double, Chase Abshere was 2 for 3 with a run, Brenden Riddle was 2-3 and Anthony Ball was 1 for 3 with an RBI.

Burlington-Edison 7, Squalicum 1: The Trojans committed three costly errors during the top of the third, giving up six runs, and never rebounded during a Northwest Conference home loss. Simon Burkett went six innings and yielded two earned runs on seven hits. Tyler Linderman and Burkett each had two hits. The loss was Meridian’s fifth straight.

Scoreboard

NWC STANDINGS

All

NWC

School (Class)

W-L

W-L

Ferndale (3A)

6-0

0-0

Burlington-Edison (2A)

8-1

3-0

Bellingham (2A)

5-4

0-0

Lynden (2A)

5-2

1-0

Anacortes (2A)

7-3

2-1

Blaine (2A)

4-4

1-1

Sedro-Woolley (2A)

2-6

0-1

Squalicum (2A)

7-3

1-2

Sehome (2A)

6-4

0-2

Nooksack Valley (1A)

4-3

1-0

Meridian (1A)

1-6

0-2

Lynden Christian (1A)

3-5

0-0

Mount Baker (1A)

1-8

0-1

Bellingham 9, Mount Vernon 2

Mount Baker

000

200

0

2

4

1

Bellingham

070

200

0

9

6

0

WP: Kyle Dether (2-1). LP: Chase Barter. Highlights: Bellingham: Austin Shenton 1-2, 2RBI, 3B; Bobby Cooke 1-2, 2RBI. Mount Baker: Linderman 1-3, 2RBI, 3B.

Burlington-Ed. 7, Meridian 1

Burlington-Ed.

016

000

0

7

7

1

Meridian

000

100

0

1

7

3

WP: Derek Cherryholmes. LP: Simon Burkett. Highlights: Meridian: Tyler Linderman 2-3, Simon Burkett 2-3; Quinn Swanson 1-3.

Ferndale 3, Lynden 1

Ferndale

100

002

0

3

8

0

Lynden

100

000

0

1

5

1

WP: Mason Shaw (3-0), LP: Tony Garcia. S: Buddy Juneau. Highlights: Lynden: Jordan Wittenberg 2-4, 2B, R. Ferndale: Max Jeffrey 2-3, RBI, R; Matt James 2-3, RBI.

Squalicum 7, Sehome 3

Squalicum

202

111

0

7

8

3

Sehome

000

300

0

3

7

2

WP: Ben Wolters (3-0). LP: Felix Zavisubin. Highlights: Sehome: C Tipton 2-3, RBI; J Carbee 1-3, RBI. Squalicum: Ernie Yake 2-2, 1 RBI, 3 R, Willie Weber 1-3, 1 RBI, BB.

Blaine 2, Nooksack Valley 1

Nooksack Valley

000

100

0

1

4

4

Blaine

000

101

0

2

8

1

WP: Jon Starcer (1-2). LP: Noah Rawls. Highlights: Blaine: Jon Starcer 1-3, 2B; Chase Abshere 2-3, R; Brendan Riddle 2-3; Anthony Ball, 1-3, RBI. Nooksack Valley: 1-3 Veldman 1-3, R; K. Veldman 1-3, 2B.

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