The baseball team lost to Northwest Conference-leading Bellingham (5–1 NWC) and Meridian (2–4 NWC) this week, extending Blaine’s in-conference drought to 0–6.
Meridian pitcher Tanner Tutterow brought the heat at an April 15 game at Pipeline Field, shutting out Blaine for his second
time this season. Blaine’s only other shutout came from Tutterow at Meridian on March 22. Both times Blaine has faced Meridian this season the Borderites have lost 4–0.
“Tutterow did a great job with his fastball,” said Blaine head coach Sean Linville. “He was aggressive on the mound, kept the fastball right on our hands all day and we couldn’t make the adjustments.”
With only two hits, one from Matt Vogee and one from Ryan Randall, Blaine failed to muster any offensive momentum.
Defensively, Blaine was anchored on the mound by Zach Rector, who earned only one run on the day. The other three were attributed to errors.
“Rector pitched well enough to win,” Linville said, “but when you’re not scoring it only takes a couple errors to lose the game.”
Meridian scored one run in the fourth inning, two in the fifth and one in the seventh.
Their next game is scheduled for Thursday, April 18 at Ferndale (4–0 NWC).