ANACORTES — It was a rough start for the Sedro-Woolley baseball team Saturday at the Northwest 2A Bi-District Tournament, and it didn’t get much better thereafter.
Second baseman Makana Grandin hit a three-run home run to left field as Sehome jumped out to a four-run first inning in the loser-out game. The Mariners continued to roll from there and ended up with an 11-0 victory. The 10-run rule shortened the game to five innings.
“Obviously they hit the ball well. It was their day and it wasn’t ours,” Sedro-Woolley coach Rob Davie said.
Grandin went 2-for-4 for the Mariners, who advanced to the regional round of the state tournament. Right fielder Mel Ketteridge plated three runs and leadoff hitter Trevor Seaholm reached base three times. Jacob Kaepernick hit a two-run double.
Kaepernick proved equally as dangerous on the mound as he breezed through the Cubs’ lineup. The senior needed only 43 pitches to wrap up his five-inning performance. He struck out five batters, walked none and allowed two singles to the Cubs (19-4), one by Cody Buchanan in the second inning and the other by Alex Hulst in the fourth.
Lynden 4, Anacortes 2
ANACORTES — The Seahawks erased a 2-0 deficit to tie the game, but Lynden surged ahead in the bottom of the fifth for the loser-out victory in the Northwest 2A Bi-District Tournament and secured a state regional berth.
Lynden’s Cater Parcher drew a bases-loaded walk to drive in the go-ahead run.
Keegan Kennedy hit a run-scoring single to account for one of the Seahawks’ runs; the other scored on an error.
“Lynden did a good job grinding out at-bats against Ty (Saunders). We played really well. This whole tournament, we’ve played well,” Seahawks coach Pat Swapp said. “But we had a tough time scoring runs all year and when you have trouble scoring runs, you don’t have much margin for error.”
Kayden Stevenson had two hits for the Seahawks (13-11).
Friday Harbor 10, Concrete 0 Crosspoint 9, Concrete 2
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — Concrete (7-10) fell to Friday Harbor in the title game, then lost to Crosspoint for the Bi-District 2B Tournament’s second state regional berth in games played at Janicki Fields.
“We were competitive through the first five innings against Friday Harbor,” Concrete coach Randy Sweeney said. “But our offense was pretty much stymied and the second game was pretty much the same. Just a rough way to end the season.
“I was proud of the fact we got to the district playoffs and the district championship game.”
Girls’ TennisNorthwest 2A District Tournament
RENTON — Burlington-Edison’s Lyndsee Fleury won twice to earn a spot in the title match at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Skagit Valley College.
Fleury won her first match 6-1, 6-1 and her second 6-2, 6-2.
The first victory came against Joie Hackney of Sedro-Woolley, the second against Brenna VanderYacht of Lynden, against whom Fleury had split her previous two matches.
The Sedro-Woolley doubles team of Anna Rutherford and Maya Becerra will also play Monday. They won their first match 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 then lost the second 6-3, 6-4 to the former state-champion team of Nina Vongsaly and Katrina Kuntz.
Sedro-Woolley coach Janine Van Liew said Hackney played well in her two matches.