The Surf Report – March 23


Rough weekend for the baseball team as they escaped the rain and headed over the mountains to face Walla Walla and Blue Mountain.  First stop was Walla Walla for a double-header against the Warriors.

Sophomore Henry McAree got the ball for the first game against the Warriors.  The Shorewood HS grad threw 6 complete, allowing 1 run on 3 hits while walking 2 and striking out 9.  Max Winklehake came on in relief at the top of 7 and the Warriors pounce, scoring two before Brady Benson ends the inning on a throw-down to second, catching a runner on an attempted steal.  In the 8th, Drey McInnes gets the Phins one closer with a solo home run, making it 1-3 going into the 9th after the defense goes 3-and-out.  Sam Ballwag draws a walk to start off the inning, followed by a strike out and Kyler Kedroske being hit by the pitch.  2 on, 1 out top of 9 and Jordan Ridley singles to score Ballweg but the rally falls short as the next batter hits into a game-ending double-play.  Warriors win 3-2.

In game 2, the Warriors use three 4-run innings to win big 13-3.  The Phin runs come in a big 6th inning.  The bases load via walk and 2 batters hit by pitches.  Colin Shilton hits into a fielders choice, scoring Perry Pipkin, leaving runners on 1st & 3rd.  Bases fill again with yet another walk.  Dylan Wade & Colin Shilton score on 2 straight wild pitches, but 3 is all the Phins could muster.

On Sunday, the Phins met Blue Mountain.  In game 1, Phin hitters put up 6 hits but couldn’t produce any runs against the T-wolf starter Eric Purcell.  Purcell racked up 7 strikeouts against Shoreline, allowing 4 hits in 7 innings.  ‘Wolves win 6-0.  Jorgen Arnesen goes 2-4 in that game.  Brandon Gustafson comes on in relief in the 4th, stymieing the Wolf offense, allowing 1 run on 3 hits in 5 innings.

In the final game of the weekend, Shoreline starts strong, scoring 1 in the 1st on a Brent Firth triple after Peter Pennylegion reaches on an error.  After that, the T-Wolf pitching staff shut down the Phins, with four pitchers allowing only 2 more hits and striking out 7.  For the Phins, Garrett Stephens made his 2nd start, allowing 2 runs on 5 hits while striking out 3 and walking 4 in 5 innings.  Max Dwyer took the loss, allowing 1 run on 5 hits while striking out 4 and walking 1.  Blue Mountain gets the win 3-1.

Today’s scheduled games against Grays Harbor have been cancelled due to finals at GHC.  The teams will meet tomorrow for a single in Lacey at the RAC at 4pm.

First home game will be Sunday, April 5th at 1pm against Bellevue at Meridian.




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