Wolverines continue winning streak

  • Mon Apr 24th, 2017 4:57pm
  • Sports

By Emma Wickman

Journal intern

Fastpitch

The Friday Harbor High School Fastpitch team is keeping their winning streak alive with a total of three wins in this past week.

Their first game was at home against the La Conner Braves. The Wolverines beat the Braves in just five innings, 13-3.

This author, senior Emma Wickman had a total of five strikeouts, and two homeruns. The first one sailed over the center field fence, and it was the first homerun to ever be hit at the new Linde Fields.

The Wolverines kept the bats hot, and had a total of 14 hits in the game. This included multiple hits from sophomore Thea Seitz, and seniors Alexa Mora and Hannah Hopkins.

After the victory on Tuesday, the team then traveled to Darrington to play the Loggers in a double header. They won the first game in five innings, 19-0, and they won the second game in five innings, 14-0.

In the first game, the Wolverines again showed their dominance with their bats, and again had multiple girls get multiple hits.

Their defense was a force to be reckoned with, and that proved to be the same case in the second game against the Loggers. Most of the starters got a break, and the younger girls got a chance to show their stuff, and they did just that.

Freshman Molly Tangney had a total of three hits, two of which were bunts that scored runs.

The next day, the Wolverines faced the Golden Eagles of Ferndale High School, and beat 16-15. This game was all about hitting. Both teams had brought their bats, and the game came down to the last inning.

The score went back and forth with lead changes, but in the bottom of the sixth inning, sophomore Ava Hoffman bunted the ball and scored Hannah Hopkins from third base, putting the Wolverines in the lead by one.

Juniors Mili Holt and Savannah Hoffman got the first and second outs of the last inning, and Wickman struck the last batter out to win the game.

The Wolverines next home game is at 4:45 p.m on Wednesday, May 10, against the Darrington Loggers at Linde Fields.

Baseball

The Friday Harbor High School Baseball team is undefeated in both regular season and out of league play. The Wolverines faced off against the La Conner Braves for the senior boys senior night, and beat them 17-0.

In the bottom of the third inning of the game, senior Kai Herko hit a double that scored a runner, starting their first of two eight-run-rallies.

This game was the perfect opportunity for the second string to get into the game and show what they can do.

Right after the game, the four seniors; Kai Herko, Eli Cooper-West, Corbin Williams, and James Guard, took one final lap in their uniforms on Hartman Field, and slid into home plate. Their mothers were at the ready with flowers and cameras for pictures.

After their senior game victory, the Wolverines traveled to Darrington to play a doubleheader against the Loggers.

In the first game, the boys won 5-0, and faced a pretty decent pitcher. They had to manufacture some runs in order to win that game, because their bats were just not there. That all changed in the second game.

The Wolverines went into the second game of the day with the thought of hitting the ball in their minds. The boys won the second game 14-0. Juniors Rio Black and Yadir Plaza each had two hits, as well as Eli Cooper-West.

The Wolverines next outing will be a doubleheader against the Concrete Lions at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., at Concrete High School.

Golf

The golf team at Friday Harbor High School had two matches this past week, both on the home course.

Their first match was against Grace Academy, and overall Friday Harbor’s team reigned supreme, beating their opponents as a whole 195-217.

While playing his game against his opponent from Grace Academy, junior Dylan Posenjak was on hole three. He was near the green, close to the hole, and chipped his ball in for a birdie. Posenjak had the lowest score of both teams during the outing, with just a total of 43 points. The Wolverines next match was against the Mount Vernon Christian Hurricanes. Overall, Friday Harbor beat Mount Vernon 194-196, a very close match.

Senior Joe Stewart had the lowest score between both the Wolverines and the Hurricanes, with a total score of just 45.

Joe Stewart also had an impressive shot in his own personal game, shooting a birdie on hole five.

The Wolverine’s next home golf match is at 2:30 p.m on Thursday, April 22, against the Lopez Lobos, at the San Juan Island Golf Course.