Blaine holds La Conner at bay, falls to Golden Eagles

Published on Wed, Mar 20, 2013 by Ian Ferguson

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The Blaine baseball team won their second shutout in a row by beating La Conner 11–0, then lost a home game against 
Ferndale 4–1 to bring their season record to two wins, one loss in non-conference play.

Conference play begins March 27, but for now the Borderites are working out the kinks as they swing into their first season as a 1A team under coach Sean Linville.

Kinks were hard to see in an away game against La Conner March 15. Blaine hit aggressively from the onset, scoring 10 runs in the first inning. A final run in the fifth brought the score to 11–0, and the game was called in five innings due to the mercy rule.

Zach Rector earned the win on the mound for Blaine, pitching four shutout innings. The senior struck out four, walked none and allowed only two hits, displaying laser accuracy and allowing fielders to assist in the shutout.

At home against Ferndale’s 3A team on March 18, the larger team outplayed Blaine. Tony Goucher started on the mound for Blaine, striking out five batters in three innings. 

He allowed two runs but earned neither.

At the plate, Matt Vogee hit in one of two at bats, earned Blaine’s sole run and stole a base. Rector batted 1–3.

The baseball team played Mount Baker away March 20 but the score was unavailable at press time. 

Their next game is at Meridian Friday, March 22 at 4 p.m.