On April 13, the Friday Harbor Wolverines dominated the Orcas Vikings, which resulted in a rain-shortened game, 17-5.
“Friday Harbor started out of the gates fast with five runs, but we settled in and tied it up at the end of the third inning,” said Viking Coach Kevin White. “We struggled with a few errors for the first time this year and the Wolverines took advantage scoring five runs in the fourth and seven more in the fifth. We fought back with three more runs, but had the game called after five innings due to rain … We look forward to the challenge when we will see Friday Harbor in a few weeks.”
Friday Harbor leads the league with a record of (3-0) followed by the Vikings at (3-1), La Conner (1-1), Darrington (0-1) and Concrete (0-4).
The Wolverines softball team was also on fire Monday, April 9, beating Concrete in a doubleheader that began at 12:30 p.m. and continued for the second game at 2:30 p.m.
“Looks like they [Concrete] are rebuilding their program with a new coach and young players,” said coach Kirk Holt.
Siri Lindstrum brought on the heat in Game 1. She pitched a shutout, with the final score 29-0. She made it through the entire game, without having a closing pitcher brought in, and, with the help of her teammates, Concrete was only able to get one base hit.
“Our pitcher [Lindstrum] had only one hitter against her,” said Holt. He added that Ava Hoffman had a great offensive day, hitting six for seven, with a triple as well as a home run.
Fallon Taylor scored five runs in that game; Thea Seitz, four; and Darcy Ayers, three, according to GameChanger scorekeeping statistics.
Pitchers Grace Pauls and Marcella Kirkland continued to keep the pressure on Concrete when they stepped up to the mound during the second round. Only a single run was scored against Kirkland. The Wolverines, on the other hand, made several hits that allowed multiple players to score, especially during the second half. Out of the total 16 hits made, 18 runners were brought home. The game ended after 4:30 p.m. with a final score of 18-1.
“We tallied five triples in that game by Ott, Ayers, Seitz, Hoffman and [Olivia] Brown,” Holt noted. “Overall we hit the ball well…including our younger players.”
By the end of the game, Ott scored four runs, while Seitz, Hoffman, Bristol Halverson, Ayers, Taylor and Liz Cruz all scored two runs. Freshmen Rachel Starr and Anaka Jenson each scored one, according to GameChanger.
The girls go up against Darrington, Friday, April 20, at 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 on the Linde field.
Publisher Colleen Armstrong contributed to this article.
(Editor’s note: www.nw1a2bathletics.com lists the scores for Game 1 as 10-0, and Game 2 as 11-1, as per the Friday Harbor High School team request.)