Friday Harbor topples Loggers 12-1, 11-1 | Baseball
By SCOTT RASMUSSEN
Journal of the San Juans Editor
April 30, 2009 · Updated 2:52 PM
Friday Harbor tallied two more wins and improved to 12-1 in Northwest 1A/2B League play by dismantling Darrington in back-to-back games Saturday at Hartman Field.
At the plate, junior Parker Lawson drove in four runs and senior Eddie Nash swatted a pair of base hits and tallied two RBIs in leading Friday Harbor to a 12-1 victory in the opener. Sophomore Brent Sandifer joined in the fireworks with a single that drove in a pair of runs as well.
On the mound, senior Michael Knowles and sophomore Roy Taylor combined on a no-hitter in the opening game. The Loggers cashed in on a pair of walks given up by Knowles for their only run.
Friday Harbor’s Alex Jangard and Sean Cutting were equally stingy on the mound in the sequel. The two sophomores gave up one hit apiece and together held Darrington to one run as the Wolverines prevailed 11-1. Lawson stoked the offense by driving in three runs with a home run early in the contest.
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The Wolverines scored six runs in the fourth inning to blow a tightly-contested match up and then cruised to a 14-4 victory at home April 23 over Nooksack Valley.
With the bases loaded, junior Parker Lawson ignited the rally by stroking a single and driving in two runs, and Roy Taylor and Ryan Aylward followed suit with singles and RBIs of their own. Senior Richie Ochoa, who was 3-of-3 at the plate and drew an intentional walk in the fourth, belted a solo home run in the fifth that put the Wolverines out in front 11-4.
In the sixth, sophomore Alex Jangard smacked a double with the bases loaded that drove in three runs and brought an end to the contest with the Wolverines leading by 10 runs.
On the mound, senior Albert Strasser scattered five base hits over six innings, overcame two fielding errors, and held the Pioneers in check down the stretch to collect the win.
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Senior Richie Ochoa was a one-man wrecking crew on the mound and at the plate in leading the Wolverines to a 11-0 win on the road April 21 at Concrete.
On the mound, the senior southpaw struck out 13 batters without giving up a walk, and allowed just one base hit in a 5-inning game cut short by the 10-run mercy rule.
At the plate, Ochoa proved equally lethal. He belted a two-run homer in the first inning that put the Wolverines out in front for good.
Shortstop Jordan Nash drove in three runs, with a double and single, in four trips to the plate, and senior Eddie Nash drove in two with a clutch two-out single. Tanner Buck was 2-of-4 at the plate with a pair of singles.
Next: The Wolverines host Meridian today at 4:30 p.m. They host Cedar Park Christian, beginning at 11:30 a.m., Saturday.Contact Journal of the San Juans Editor Scott Rasmussen at email@example.com or 1-360-378-5696.