MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon baseball team got a tough early-season test Saturday afternoon as it took on Ballard.
Travis Oord, Cole Williams and Skyler Jensen each had two hits, but one costly inning hurt the Bulldogs and helped the Beavers to the 5-4 nonconference win.
“It was a good battle back and forth; there was some good baseball,” Bulldogs coach Tony Wolden said. “Unfortunately we had a bad fourth inning.”
Ballard scored four innings in that frame.
Oord and Williams each had a double.
Wolden said he saw good things from the Bulldogs (1-3), including a quality start by Lane Harlan.
“It was a good nonleague game. We got to see what we have to work on in getting in preparation for league play,” Wolden said.
Sedro-Woolley 14, Olympic 2
BREMERTON — Alex Hulst paced the Cubs with a 4-for-4 afternoon in the nonleague matchup.
Hulst had a double, an RBI and a walk, and Weston Abbott had two doubles, two walks and two RBI to help the Cubs push their record to 3-0.
Cody Buchanan had two hits and two RBI, Michael Hall had a double and three RBI, and Owen Mudock added a double. Carter Trammell (five strikeouts), Wyatt Magee (two strikeouts) and Abbott (one strikeout) each spent time on the mound to contribute to the victory.
Selah 9-8, Anacortes 0-0
ISSAQUAH — The Vikings rolled to two shutouts against the Seahawks.
“We ran into a good team today. We knew that, that’s why we scheduled them,” Seahawks coach Pat Swapp. “They played really clean baseball and we couldn’t string much together.”
Swapp said Matt Harper pitched well in the first game, giving up one earned run in four innings. Ty Saunders pitched in the second game.
“Both our starting pitchers pitched well enough to win ... the scores don’t show what kind of games they were early,” Swapp said.
Anacortes 12, Holy Names Academy 1
Anacortes 16, Sequim 9
ANACORTES — Riley Pirkle won both games, Euno White was 5-for-6 on the day and the Seahawks got two wins to remain undefeated at 5-0.
Lindsey South was 3-for-4 with three RBI against Holy Names, and White had a triple among her two hits. Against Sequim, Megan Bellusci was 5-for-5 with six RBI, White was 3-for-3, and Alanah Harju was 3-for-3 and scored four runs.
Sedro-Woolley 11, Olympic 7
BREMERTON — Nicole Wright, Mabel Gahan and Madelyn Requa each hit a home run as the Cubs prevailed in the nonleague matchup on the road for their first win of the season.
“All the pieces finally came together,” Cubs coach Amy Beebe said.
Kamiak 12-14, Burlington-Edison 3-4
BURLINGTON — While the Knights prevailed, Burlington-Edison coach Darcy Taylor said she liked what she saw from starter Izzy Young, who pitched all 13 innings on the day.
“She did a fantastic job mixing up her pitches and did what she needed to do to keep us in games,” Taylor said.
Gracie Shetler was 2-for-3 with two triples in the second game, which was shortened to six innings by the 10-run rule.
Rainier Christian 26, La Conner 1
RENTON — Rachel Drake had the lone RBI for the Braves, getting it on a base hit in the nonleague loss.