Sports roundup: Baseball goes 2-0 in mid-week spring break doubleheader


The Borderites grabbed two big wins against Lynden Christian and Nooksack Valley April 5 at Pipeline Fields in an odd mid-week doubleheader during spring break. 

Blaine was scheduled to play Lynden Christian the day before but it was pushed to noon Tuesday due to rain, giving the Borderites a doubleheader. And the boys took away all they could from what head coach Tanner Olson called not an ideal situation, putting up 21 runs total on the day and only conceding four.

Blaine ended up hosting both games because Nooksack Valley’s field was underwater. But the day started with Lynden Christian as the boys had to be out on the field bright and early to warm up for the midday game on an unusually chilly, blustery spring day. 

The Borderites however started hot, taking a three-point lead from the first two innings. With senior Anden Holley pitching and strong batting from junior Axel Puls and senior Jaxon Kortlever, Blaine ran in five more by the end of the game. Only conceding one to the Lyncs, the game finished 8-1.

Then it was time for a break before taking on the Pioneers. Luckily, the boys didn’t have to bus across the county, as the game was moved to Pipeline due to rain. Maybe it was the home field advantage or maybe it was just the quality of the team, but the Borderites kept the momentum going.

 Senior Aiden Vezzetti pitched a good game, Olson said, and with seniors Gabe Cranford and Kortlever swinging well, the boys out matched the Pioneers. Blaine’s second game of the day finished 13-3. 

Olson said he was really happy with how his team played in a situation that was not ideal. “We’ve got high hopes,” Olson said, referring to the rest of the season. “We’re a team that wants to play in the state tournament.”

He said the first goal for the team is to grab the first seed out of the district. 

Blaine is scheduled to travel to Chief Sealth International High School Saturday, April 9 for a doubleheader. They then travel to Sedro-Woolley Tuesday, April 12 and host Meridian Wednesday, April 13. The team is 6-3 so far this season.

Sports roundup

With this week being spring break, most Blaine spring sports teams have a mid-season break from competition. Here’s when and where they’ll be playing upon return.

Boys soccer

The Borderites are scheduled to host Squalicum Tuesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at the Blaine High School stadium. They will then travel to Meridian Thursday, April 14.


The Lady Borderites will travel to Quincy High School Friday, April 8 for a doubleheader, with a game against Warden and Quincy at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. They will then host Oak Harbor Thursday, April 14 at 4 p.m. at Pipeline Fields.

Girls tennis

Blaine will travel to Mount Vernon Tuesday, April 12 and host Squalicum Thursday, April 14, starting at 4 p.m.


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