Base running, pitching help Wolves win | Baseball
By JIM WALLER
Whidbey News Times Sports editor
March 17, 2012 · 4:16 PM
Aggressive base running and a stellar pitching performance lifted the Coupeville baseball team to a 5-1 win over visiting Port Townsend Friday, March 16.
Sophomore Ben Etzell pitched four nearly perfect innings, striking out eight and allowing no hits or runs.
Coach Willie Smith said, "He was very dominate and really did a great job of mixing up his pitches and keeping the Redskins off balance."
Freshman Aaron Curtin made his varsity pitching debut and allowed only two hits and one run over the final three innings.
After two-and-a-half scoreless innings, the Wolves scored three runs to get the offense going.
Wade Schaef spurred the attack with two hits and and RBI, and Kurtis Smtih added a double.
The offense was aided by 10 stolen bases.
Coach Smith said, "We were very sold defensively again (no errors), getting a lot of fine performances and ending the game on a 1-6-3 double play. (I'm) very exited at the level of execution and play thus far in the season."
Coupeville's (2-1) games with Lynden Christian Thursday and Nooksack Valley Saturday were rained out. It starts league play at Cedearcrest at 4 p.m. Monday, March 19.
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