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South Skagit uses big inning to sink Whidbey team | Little League

North Whidbey/Coupeville pitcher Chad Spradlin tries to put out a South Skagit rally Tuesday. - Jim Waller / Whidbey News-Times
North Whidbey/Coupeville pitcher Chad Spradlin tries to put out a South Skagit rally Tuesday.
— image credit: Jim Waller / Whidbey News-Times

South Skagit blew open a close game with a six-run fourth inning to defeat the North Whidbey/Coupeville Junior Baseball (13/14) team 11-1 to win the district title at Fort Nugent Park Tuesday, July 9.

South Skagit earned a trip to the state tournament with the win.

South Skagit scored a run in the first on two walks, two stolen bases and a ground out; then made it 2-0 in the third on a double, stolen base and ground out.

Whidbey pitchers issued five walks and hit a batter before recording an out in the six-run fourth. South Skagit had only one hit in the inning.

South Skagit 10-runned North Whidbey/Coupeville with three runs in the bottom of the fifth. A single, walk and hit batter loaded the bases and a triple ended the game.

Whidbey's lone run came in the fifth when Isaiah Brown walked, stole second, moved to third on an error and was awarded home on an obstruction call.

Brown and Andrew Eaton collected the only North Whidbey/Coupeville hits off South Skagit pitcher Josiah Nelson.

Whidbey coach Shawn Philp said, "We were hitting the ball, just right at them. The kids had a lot of heart; they never gave up."

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