The Surf Report – May 10th

Our Spring sports season is winding down with the return of Summer. Baseball played their final weekend series of the season against North Region powerhouse Bellevue. Softball hosted Edmonds for a doubleheader – see how our Phins did on the diamond in the latest Surf Report.

Edmonds CC Softball hosts Shoreline CCSoftball hosted Edmonds on Sunday, May 8th. In their two previous match ups on the season the Phins came away with victories by the score of 2-1 and 11-4. In game 1 on Sunday the Phins scored an early run to take a 1-0 lead after the 1st inning. Edmonds immediately responded with 2 runs in the top of the 2nd and never turned back producing 9 runs on 15 hits on their way to a 9-2 win over the Phins. The lone bright spot for the Phins was Shelby Reyes. Reyes went 2 for 3 with a double and 2 RBIs. Emily Jackson was the only other Phin to record a hit with a double of her own.

In Game 2 the Phins’ bats woke up after aggressive base running in the 1st inning sparked the pffense. The Phins went onto score 10 runs on 14 hits. Dakota Green pitched a complete game holding Edmonds to 4 runs on 8 hits as the Phins came away with a 10-4 win. Reyes and Jackson each had another double and 2 RBIs. Reyes reached base on all 4 of her at bats. Kathryn Goff went 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs and Sarah Casel went 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored and her 24th stolen base of the season.

With the doubleheader split the Phins move to 12-14 on the season and 6-8 in the North Region. The Edmonds CC Softball hosts Shoreline CCPhins are 4 games out of 2nd place in the North Region standings with 6 games to play. The North Region gets two automatic bids to the NWAC Playoffs and the other 8 bids are determined by RPI. Shoreline is 9th in the NWAC RPI standings and if the playoffs started today they would qualify.

The Phins travel to Mt. Vernon on Wednesday, May 11th for make up games against Skagit Valley with the first pitch of the doubleheader coming at 2pm. The Phins stay on the road for a doubleheader against North Region leading Bellevue College on Saturday, May 14th starting at 3pm. The Phins finish their regular season on Sunday, May 15th with a doubleheader against Skagit Valley starting at 12pm at Meridian Park.

Shoreline CC Baseball hosts Tacoma CCBaseball had their final regular season series of the year against Bellevue College, the #1 ranked team in the latest NWAC Alaska Airlines Coaches poll. The Phins came into the series still holding onto a small piece of playoff hope. The series began Saturday, May 7th on the road to Bellevue for a doubleheader. In game 1 the Phins could not get anything going offensively as they only managed 4 hits and were unable to get a run across dropping the game 7-0. In game 2 the Phins took a 4-3 lead into the 4th inning where they exploded in the top half of the inning for 9 runs. Shoreline added 2 more runs in the top of the 9th splitting the doubleheader with a 15-8 victory. Drey McInnes and Chris Watkins each went 3 for 5 and scored 3 runs. TJ McCullough hit a big 3 run home and David Becker also produced 3 RBIs with a double.

On Sunday, May 8th the Phins hosted Bellevue at Meridian Park. Shoreline needed to sweep the doubleheader to cling onto their last bit of playoff hopes. In game 1 pitcher Myles Gouveia got a quality start giving up 3 runs in 6 innings of work, but the Phins struggled offensively once again. Shoreline managed 7 hits but could not string them together leaving 7 men on base. Tyler Navoni came on in relief and pitched 3 scoreless innings but the Phins could not produce a run of their own falling 0-3. In game 2 the Phins fell behind by 4 runs after 7 innings and their late come back attempt fell just short as they dropped the game 2-4. Pete Pennylegion went 2 for 4 in the game with a run scored and an RBI.

The 1-3 weekend drops the Phins to 17-25 on the season and 11-13 in the North Region. The Phins will finish in 5th place, just one spot off from a return trip to the NWAC Playoffs.



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