Community Sports

Whatcom Americans cruise to win

The Whatcom American met little resistance during their second game of pool play at the Cal Ripken World Series, earning a 26-0 win in three innings over Drew County, Ark. Saturday, Aug. 8, in Monticello, Ark.

“Those are the kind of games where at first it is fun and after a while, even we were saying in the dugout we really felt sorry for the other team,” Americans coach Mark Schwarz said in a phone interview. “We are not ones to run the score up, so we were stopping at first on doubles and not running on wild pitches.”

Playing in 103 degree temperature, Schwarz said 40 minutes into the third inning, Drew County called the game.

The victory gives the Whatcom County club a 2-0 record in pool play. It’ll face East Praire, Mo. next at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9.

Kobe Sandstrom pitched two scoreless innings, striking out four, and Slater Whitaker pitched the third to complete a game-shortened perfect game.

Sandstrom, after hitting two home runs Friday, added a grand slam Saturday. Carson Peters went 4 for 5 with four RBI, Trent Miller was 3 for 4 and catcher Greg Roberts was 3 for 4.

The club combined for 28 hits.

“Every kid got to play, and every kid got hits,” Schwarz said. “It was a good exhibition of our hitting.”