By Oliver Lazenby
The varsity Borderites baseball team is on a winning streak and on track to have its best season in years.
Blaine bats were on fire at Pipeline Field on Monday against Coupeville, leading to a 12–2 win. The team’s overall record is now 7–5, and they’re 3–2 in the Northwest Conference, making them the number 5 team in the conference.
Blaine’s hitting rally started early on Monday. Nearly every Blaine batter got on base in the first two innings and by the end of the second inning the Borderites were ahead 7–0.
The team scored a couple more runs in the third inning. The Coupeville Wolves responded in the top of the fourth inning by scoring their only runs of the game.
Pitcher Jon Gunderson, backed up by solid defense, shut down the Wolves from there on out.
The win was the team’s third in a row. The Borderites also won recent games against Lynden Christian and Cascade High School in Leavenworth.
The Borderites’ next game is 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14 against Sedro-Woolley. They play another home game against Mount Baker at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19.