Lawson leads Friday Harbor over La Conner in league opener | Baseball

  • Thu Mar 27th, 2014 7:52pm
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The Wolverines Gabe Lawson zeros in on the strike zone in an early season game at Hartman Field

The Friday Harbor baseball team needed just five innings to notch its first victory of the season, tagging La Conner with a decisive 12-0 defeat on the road Tuesday, March 25, in the team’s league opener.

Junior Gabe Lawson proved to be a one-wrecking crew against the Braves. Lawson tossed a 2-hit shutout over five innings and drove in six of the team’s 12 runs with a single, a triple and a home run. Seniors Peter Holt and Mitch Coleman had two hits apiece in the lopsided win.

With the victory, the Wolverines improved to 1-2 on the season and 1-0 in Northwest 1A/2B League play. They stumbled in the first two games of the year, falling 12-0 to Overlake at home in the 2014 season opener, followed by a 10-5 loss on the road to regional Division 1A rival Nooksack Valley, Saturday, March 22.

The Wolverines travel to Chelan for a double-header Saturday, and are back home Monday, March 31, to square off against Blaine at Hartman Field; game time is 4:30 p.m.