On a day when the bats were nearly silent, the Wolverines cobbled together just enough offense to capitalize on Lawson's dominant pitching performance.
Grace Academy's Jeremiah Lee and Austin Likes shot 42 as well to join Hebert in a three-way tie for the match's low-score medal.
The Wolverines fortunes may well rest on the “step up” factor, as they take the field long on potential but short on experience. They’ll be without five starters from last year’s squad, lost to graduation, including their leading pitcher and shortstop-second base combination, as well as half of the heart of the batting order.
For now, it’s all about training and setting individual goals for each athlete. For some that means achieving their personal best time, for others that just means learning what it’s like to be part of a team and to prepare for an athletic event.
This season, the Wolverines should prove strongest where, in the game of fast-pitch softball in particular, it often matters most, on the mound and behind the plate.
Out on the links at San Juan Golf & Country, the Friday Harbor golf team is bursting at the seams. A total of 17 players turned out for the 2015 season, giving fifth-year coach Jack Rice his largest roster to date and an unexpected opportunity to expand the program’s foundation.
With help of a retired longtime coach and a well-seasoned roster, which features 10 returning players out of a total turnout of 14, first-year coach Laura Geniuch will have experience on her side as she seeks to add some competitive fire into the program.
Senior Bill Revercomb open the game with a lead-off home run and Friday Harbor scored four runs in its first at-bat to grab an early lead.
Senior Gabe Lawson joined Peter Strasser as a first-team all-league selection, while the rest of the Wolverines starting lineup earned second-team all-league honors.
Cole Thomas and Keegan Hebert were medalist for the match with 45s. They were followed closely by Jordan Davis with 48.
Photos from Daily Herald/Sound Publishing photographers Kevin Clark and Genna Martin.