The Surf Report – May 18



Baseball capped off an exciting and history making season over the weekend in the Walla Walla Cross – Regional. The Phins traveled to Walla Walla for a 3 team double elimination regional for one spot in the NWAC Championships. Shoreline Baseball opened the Regional with a match up against the West Region #4 seed Green River Gators on Saturday, May 16th. The Phins jumped out to an early lead that they would not relinquish on their way to a 3-8 victory. Shoreline scored a combined 5 runs in the first two innings and received contributions up and down the line up. Drey McInnes had a home run and scored 2 runs. Jacob Zanon had a double, two RBIs and scored a run. Cody Wolfe drove in two runs of his own. Pitcher Brad Bennett held the Gators to just 3 runs over 8 innings .

Next up the Phins faced the host Walla Walla Warriors. Walla Walla hosted the Cross – Regional as the #2 seed out of the East Region. Henry McAree took the hill for the Dolphins and held the Warriors scoreless through 5 innings. The Phins held a 2-1 lead going into the 7th inning thanks to 2 RBIs from Sam Ballweg, but Walla Walla’s bats woke up in the bottom of the 7th to produce the winning two runs. The Phins would drop the game 2-3.

With the double elimination format the Phins would need another victory over Green River and two wins against Walla Walla to advance to the NWAC Championships. The first step was an early morning match up with Green River on Sunday, May 17th. The Phins dominated the Gators in their second meeting of the wekeend winning the loser-out game by a score of 6-0.*

With the victory the Phins got a re-match with Walla Walla needing two wins against the Warriors to advance. Mitch Mondor got the start for the Phins against the Warriors’ ace Clayten Ayers. Ayres pitched a complete game gem only allowing one run in the top of the 7th to lead the Warriors to victory over the Phins 1-4.

Shoreline’s Baseball team finished a historic year making the NWAC playoffs for the first time since 1979 and finished with a record of 22-22.

*Stats were not available for this game at the time of posting



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