The Shoreline Dolphin Baseball team was anxious to get back on the field this week. After the bi-week and two rain outs Shoreline was ready to be back in action. Sweeping the Olympic College Rangers the Dolphins proved their hunger to win.
Shoreline did not delay getting back to business shutting Olympic out in the first game on Tuesday. An ace performance by Mitch Mondor hoisted Shoreline to a 3-0 win. Olympic had no answer him as he only allowing one hit and two walks in seven innings.
Shoreline comfortably held the lead the entire game with a Jorgen Arnesen triple in the first earning an early 2-0 lead. Later in the fourth inning after two walks Joshua Fitch hit an RBI single to bring the Dolphins to a 3-0 final score.
In game two Shoreline brought Chase Kairis to the mound to start. Kairis held the Rangers to two hits in five innings of work. The Dolphins scored early again scoring in the first off a Jacob Zanon sacrifice fly.
Fitch had a stand out game going 3-3 at the plate helping the Dolphins to a 6-2 victory. He doubled in the fourth inning and had a single in the third and seventh innings.
On Wednesday at Lower Woodland Park Olympic jumped out to an early lead scoring two runs off of three hits. Josh Herrera quickly found his grove and the Rangers would not score again. Casey Fithian hit a three run double in the bottom of the sixth inning to give Shoreline a 3-2 win!
Fithian continued to excel going 3-3 in the final game of the series hitting two more doubles. Brad Bennett had a successful day on the mound allowing no earned runs and throwing four strike outs in six innings.
At the top of the seventh and final inning the Dolphins held a 4-1 lead and looked to finish the Rangers off with three quick outs. The Rangers had other ideas and quickly loaded the bases and took the lead off a triple by Matt Noll. Fitch moved from short stop to the mound to close out the game and bring the Dolphins back to bat.
Shoreline was able to load the bases in the bottom of the seventh with hits by Connor Jensen and Connor Cucculu and a walk by Fithian. With the perfect set up Kairis steps up to the plate hitting single to score Jensen and Cucculu and tie the game 6-6.
After Chris Hall reloaded the bases on a walk Zanon walks Fithian in for the win. The Dolphins take the win and the sweep 7-6 on the walk off!
Shoreline is gaining momentum at the perfect time. With another sweep over Skagit Valley this upcoming weekend the Dolphins can keep their playoff hopes alive. Shoreline is now 9-21 on the season after a four game winning streak.
The Dolphins will travel to Skagit Valley College on Saturday for a double header at 1:00 pm. They will then return to Meridian Park for the final time this season to finish the series with the Cardinals.
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