Otis Cooper-West pitched a 2-hit shutout and the Wolverines dispatched Meridian with ease in a 7-0 victory, Saturday, on the Trojans home field.
At the plate, the seasoned lefty added three base hits of his own to join Mitch Coleman and Brandin Allen with three hits apiece. Coleman and Gabe Lawson each had two RBIs in an efficient game on the offensive end, in which the Wolverines scored seven runs on 14 base hits.
“Ode had complete control of the game from start to finish,” Coach Rich Warin said. “It was one of his best games ever, if not the best.”
With the win, Friday Harbor improved to 8-4-1 overall and notched its third win in four tries against a regional 1A rival. They fell 10-5 to Nooksack Valley on the road in the second game of the season.
After a bumpy 1-and-3 start to the season, the Wolverines have been on a tear, winning seven of their last nine games, with one tie, a 1-1 stalemate against Division 2A Squalicum on the road, and falling only to Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) in a 5-1 loss, April 12, at Cedar Park, during that nine-game stretch.
The Wolverines travel to Orcas Wednesday, and play their final two games of the regular season at home, hosting Mount Baker Saturday, 12:30 p.m. at Hartman Field, and Darrington, April 29, at 4:30 p.m.
— Scott Rasmussen