The Surf Report – May 6th



Welcome back Phin Fam to another installment of The Surf Report. Our Baseball and Softball teams continue to battle region rivals as league play comes to a close.

Baseball entered the weekend with a match up against North Region leading and NWAC #1 ranked Edmonds Community College. The Phins traveled to Edmonds on Saturday for the first doubleheader of the weekend. Game 1 was a classic pitchers’ duel pitting the Phins Henry McAree versus the Tritons Riley Storedahl. The stat lines were eerily similar between both pitchers as they both threw complete games only allowing 4 hits and 1 earned run. McAree also struck out 12 Triton batters. Unfortunately for the Phins two errors led to two more runs for the Tritons and would lead to a 1-3 defeat in game 1. Jacob Zanon scored the only run for the Phins and was 1-3 in the game.

In game 2 of the Saturday doubleheader the Phins would drop fall by a score of 3-9. In game 2 the Phins took an early 2 run lead but could not hold on. A 3 run 8th inning for the Tritons pushed the game out of reach.

On Sunday, May 3rd the Phins hosted Edmonds for two games to close out the weekend series. Our own Jesse Lieberman has a recap below:

Despite another spectacular pitching performance from Brad Bennett, the Dolphins were beat out by number one ranked Edmonds in game 1 of the Sunday doubleheader. Bennett pitched 5 1/3 innings only allowing 1 run off 8 hits. The defense was equally as impressive only rendering one error over 7 innings.

The game was a pitching duel throughout. Every time Bennett would render a hit the defense would pick him up.  Defensive highlights came from all over the diamond, including Brady Benson gunning down a would be stealer and a rifle throw from right fielder Cody Wolfe to hold a runner at third.

Neither team was able to score until the top of the third inning when Edmonds was able to load the bases with nobody out.  Edmonds would squeak out one run on a sack fly, but Bennett would come back with a strike out and ground out to end the inning with limited damage.

Edmonds would go on to score an insurance run in the top of the 7th. This was all the scoring on the afternoon as a 7th inning rally by the Phins was cut short. Shoreline ended up dropping the game 0-2.

In the second game of the double header both teams mustered more offense.    The Dolphins offensive highlights came in the bottom of the 5th, when shortstop Drey McInnes slapped a solo homerun over the left field fence. This was followed up with a double by outfielder Jacob Zanon. Unfortunately this offensive explosion in the 5th would not be enough to overcome number top ranked Edmonds who won the second game 7-3.

Jacob Zanon continues to lead the NWAC in batting with a .405 average. He is the only player in the NWAC above .400. Next up for the Phin baseball team is a crucial region ending series with Olympic College. The boys currently sit in a tie for the last playoff spot. Come out to Meridian Park and support their playoff chase on Sunday with the doubleheader starting at 1pm.


The Phin softball team hosted four games over the weekend. On Saturday night the Olympic College Rangers traveled to meridian for a doubleheader under the lights. In game 1 the Phins could not match a hot Ranger offense and dropped the game 13-3 in 5 innings. Game 2 saw the Phin bats come alive as 9 runs were scored including home runs by Chelsea Foster and Hannah Baisch. The game was suspended after the top of the 6th inning due to darkness. The Phins held a 9-8 lead when the game was suspended. No word yet if the final innings will be made up.

On Sunday the Skagit Valley Cardinals traveled to Meridian to take on the Phins. In game 1 of the doubleheader the Phin bats continued their hot hitting as the offense produced 14 runs on the way to a 14-6 victory. Foster and Brittany Kampert each hit doubles and Emily Jackson added a triple. Sarah Casel continued doing what she does best as she had three hits and a stolen base to take her total to 38 on the season. The second game was a different story for the Phins as they were only able to muster 1 run against the Cardinals’ pitching. Casel reached base on a single in the 5th inning and promptly stole 2 bases for a total of 5 in the game and 43 on the season. Baisch brought her in with a sac fly for the only Phin run. The Phins dropped the game by a final score of 1-9.

Sarah Casel leads the NWAC with a .554 batting average and 43 stolen bases. The softball team finishes their season with doubleheaders at Everett Community College on Friday, May 8th and at Bellevue College on Sunday, May 10th. Both doubleheaders start at 2pm.




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