The Shoreline Dolphin Baseball team was able to end the drought and pick up a win against Everett Community College. Sadly the victory was cut short as the Phins fell in the series 1-3. Everett was able to win both home games and then split at Meridian Park.
In game one at Everett Memorial Stadium it was a pitching duel. Dolphins pitcher Mitch Mondor only allowed three hits in the game but that was enough. Everett scored first on a double by Alex Keen. Shoreline quickly struck back in the second with a double by Sam Ballweg bringing Mitch Hoveke home.
Ballweg had a great day at bat going two for three with a double and RBI. Jacob Zanon also had good at bats with a walk and a single. The hits didn’t add up even with great fielding from Cody Wolfe and Zanon and the Dolphins fell 2-1.
In game two the Dolphin pitching staff could not find their rhythm giving up 17 runs to the Trojans. The Phins fought hard in the final inning to avoid the run rule and were able to score four on hits but it wasn’t enough. The Dolphins lost in seven innings 17-6.
Sunday was a new day at Meridian Park and the Dolphins came out ready to play with right handed pitcher Chase Kairis on the mound for the Dolphins. In the beginning and Everett picked up four runs in the first two innings and left the Dolphins were scoreless up to the final inning. The Trojans looked to take a 4-0 shut out. Shoreline had other plans though.
The Dolphin’s found their mark in the seventh inning with Connor Jensen hitting a single. An error and a walk by Casey Fithian and Darwin Bean loaded the bases quickly and brought start of the batting line up to the plate. Zanon hit a two-RBI single to get the Dolphins on the board.
Wolfe then reloaded the bases with a single to set up Jorgen Arnesen to hit a double that tied the game! Up to bat next is Dolphin short stop Joshua Fitch who earned a walk to end the game. Dolphins won 5-4 on a walk off for Kairis’s second win of the season.
Energy was high for game two with the Dolphins looking to tie up the series. Brad Bennett took the mound and gave a great start only allowing two runs in seven innings of play. The Trojans struck in the eighth scoring three runs on earning two doubles to take a 5-1 lead.
The Dolphins were determined to come back. Forcing three Trojan errors, a walk and getting hits from Fithian and Ballweg the Dolphins tie the game 5-5.
Going into the ninth and final inning the Trojans had quick hits and scored two runs. Jaris Beasley was able to stop the momentum with two strike outs and looking for the third with a full count on Trojan’s Wade Curtis but after a controversial call he hit a triple to give Trojans a 4 run lead. Shoreline was unable to bounce back and fell to a final score of 9-5.
With the top three teams in the Northern Region behind them the Dolphins look to continue gaining momentum. They will take on Douglas College this weekend traveling to New Westminster, Canada on Saturday and returning to Meridian Park on Sunday. Both double headers will begin at 1:00 pm.
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