The Friday Harbor Wolverine fastpitch team won at home against the Sultan Turks 17-5 Friday, March 22, but lost against Nooksack Valley 0-9 Saturday, March 23.
Senior Siri Lindstrum pitched the first four innings of Saturday’s game. Junior Marcella Kirkland took the mound for the next two innings and sophomore Raylee Miniken closed the game up, and each held their own and pitched a number of innings were Nooksack was not able to get a runner on base.
The team worked together and made an incredible effort, including great field work by junior Liz Cruz, catches by sophomore Bristol Halvorson, and tags and double plays by the infielders. Senior catcher Ava Hoffman stayed alert, kept her eye on the runners and was able to throw the ball to second base on a few occasion resulting in outs for Nooksack.
Halverson stole second and third base, nearly making it home. In fact, bases were loaded on a few occasions, but the Wolverines were just not quite able to score against the formidable competition.
The next home game for the softball team will be at noon, Saturday, March 30.
Senior Marshall Clark pitched a shutout game against the Sultan Turks Friday, March 22, with the Wolverine baseball team winning 10-0.
The Turks stayed in good spirits despite their loss, cracking jokes from the bench while Wolverines after Wolverine scored. Junior Ty Anderson and Nick Herko, freshman Dylan Roberson all came home during the second inning. The top of the Fourth inning, the Turks were not able to get runners on base. Senior Lucas Chevalier scored off a bunt by Anderson. Clark made it to home plate. Junior Ethan Germain scored as well when the pitcher walked Herko while the bases were loaded.
Marshall Clark pitched 4 innings of 1 hit ball with 5 strikeouts for the win, coach Rich Warin said. Senior Yadir Plaza took over the mound as closer, and the game only lasted five innings, cut short by the wide lead in the score, so that the losing team does become discouraged.
“Jaden Jones and Dylon Roberson both made nice defensive plays and as a team, we went error-less. A very good all-around team effort,” Warin said, adding Gavin Flaum had 4 RBI. Jordan Lawson had 2 hits in his first game.
The Wolverines have two home games coming up, 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 29 they go up against Coupeville, and at noon, Saturday, March 30 they play Meridian.