Both Lynden and the Whatcom Americans advanced out of pool play during the Cal Ripken State Baseball Tournament on Saturday, July 11, in Ferndale.
The Whatcom Americans earned a 14-0 win over Mount Vernon-Conway and another 10-0 win over Ellensburg. Kobe Sandstrom gave up no hits during his outing agianst Ellensburg and struck out nine hitters. Greg Roberts led the Americans with two hits and three RBI.
Lynden earned a narrow 4-3 win over the Whatcom Nationals. Lynden relied on strong pitching and defense to earn the victory.
Lynden and the Whatcom Americans will face each other in a semifinal game at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 12. The winner will play either Forks or North Olympic for the state championship