The Surf Report – March 13


First off, congratulations to men’s basketball soph Adam Johnson, who was selected to play in the NWAC Sophomore All-Star game this Sunday, March 13th at Clackamas CC in Oregon City, Oregon.  He will represent the North versus the South Region at 3:30pm.   #GoPhins

Second, baseball & softball season is here! Bring on sunshine, sunflower seeds, and, let’s be honest, a little rain.

Softball started on the road in Vancouver on the 4th versus the Clark Penguins.  Brittany Krampert had a decent start on the mound for the Phins.  She threw 5.1, allowing 7 hits while walking 2 and striking out 1.  However, first game jitters were apparent with the team committing 10 errors behind her.  Sarah Casel and Taylor Gower had a hit apiece with Gower picking up a RBI. Penguins win 10-2.

Game 2 saw the Phins vastly improve on the field, committing only 2 errors.  However, Clark pitcher Jackie Jones threw a one-hit shutout, striking out four.  The Penguin offense scattered 14 hits, scoring 10 to win 10-0.

See full season stats via the NWAC site.  Make sure you press the non-conference tab to see the stats.  The next game for softball is March 17 at Green River College in Auburn.  Game times are 1 & 3p.

On the baseball side, the Phins are 5-3, having lost 2 of those 3 games by 1-run walk-offs, one in extra innings.

First up was Pierce on the 4th where the Phins split.  In game 1 the Phins load the bases in the first inning but can’t push anyone across as the Raiders win 4-2.  In game 2, the Phin suse a 3-run 1st AND a 3-run 3rd to win 7-1.  Peter Pennylegion went 4-8 on the series with a double and 2 runs scored. Jacob Zanon went 6-7 while Cody Wolfe 3-6 with an RBI.

Next the Phins traveled over the mountains to face Wenatchee Valley in a four-game series in which the boys took 3 of 4.  In game 1, the Phins scattered 13 hits to score 9 runs and win 9-1.  Trey Lacher recorded the win, throwing 5 with 4 hits and 6 strike outs.  Max Dwyer got the save, throwing 4 complete, striking out 9 and allowing 2 hits. Zanon & Brent Firth go 3-5 with Firth getting 2 RBI’s. Kyler Kedroske goes 2-5 with 2 RBI’s.

In game 2, the hits continued to pile up runs.  Shoreline scored 10 runs on 11 hits to win 10-8.  Brad Bennett got the win, throwing 5 while allowing 4 hits and 1 run.  Edwin Stanberry goes 2-3. Jorgen Arnesen goes 2-4 with a triple.

Wenatchee scored first and held Shoreline scoreless until the 3rd where the Phins score on a fielder’s choice followed by a Cody Wolfe double.  The Phins then jumped ahead 8-3 after scoring 4 in the 5th then 2 more in the 7th.   However, the Knights weren’t out and jumped all over reliever Josh Lang for 2 runs and another off Colin Cloud.  Two more Knights score in the bottom of 9 to tie and force the game to extras.  The Phins bats gets silenced by the Knight closer in the top of the 10th.  In the bottom of the inning, WVC uses a single and 2 errors to load the bases then push across the winning run on a full-count single.  Knights win 9-8. Zanon & Wolfe each rack up 2 RBI’s for the Phins.

Last game of the weekend has the Phins scoring 12 runs on 13 hits, including a 4-run 2nd and a 4-run 7th, to win 12-1.  Garrett Stephens throws 7 complete, giving up 1 run on 3 hits and striking out 4.  Sam Ballweg goes 2-4 with 4 runs scored & 4 RBI’s. Pennylegion and Kedroske both go 3-6 with an RBI. Zanon adds 2 RBI’s on 1-4 hitting.

Finally, the Phins traveled to Tacoma yesterday, March 12th after being rained out on March 11.  Game 1 saw starter Henry McAree dominate during his 5.1 innings pitched, striking out 10 while allowing 3 runs on 3 hits.  Dwyer came in to close it, throwing 1.2 shutout innings and striking out 4 of the 5 batters he faced.  Ballweg goes 2-5 with 2 RBI’s.  Phins win 7-3.

In game 2, the Titans light up starter Brendan Gustafson for 4 in the 4th and score 2 more in the bottom of 5 to tie up the ballgame.  In the bottom of the sixth, the Titans load the bases and squeeze bunt the winning run across the plate.  Titans win 7-6.

See full stats for the season via the NWAC site.  Make sure you press the Non-conference tab to see the stats.  Zanon is currently hitting .484, 5th in the NWAC overall.  Ballweg is tied for 4th overall with 9 RBI’s.

The Phins catch the early morning ferry tomorrow to Vancouver Island for a 4-game series.



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