Granite Falls stops Wolves | Baseball
By JIM WALLER
Whidbey News Times Sports editor
April 10, 2012 · 9:19 AM
Early errors pushed the Coupeville High School baseball team into an early hole and the Wolves lost 6-2 at home to Granite Falls Monday, April 9.
The Tigers mixed two errors with two hits to score a pair of unearned runs in the second inning, then added another run off starter Brandt Bodamer in the third.
Coupeville trimmed the lead to 3-1 with a run in the fourth. Jake Tumblin reached on an error and stole second, Morgan Payne hit an infield single to put runners at the corners and a balk sent Tumblin home.
The Tigers added two runs in the fifth. After a walk, Coupeville failed to get the lead runner on a bunt. A hit batter loaded the bases and another walk forced in a run. A double play limited some of the damage, but an infield hit plated another run.
The Wolves made it 5-2 when Kurtis Smith started the fifth with a single and eventually scored on an error.
Three singles off reliever Aaron Curtin helped the Tigers score the game's final run in the sixth.
While the errors hurt, coach Willie Smith was more concerned with the Wolves lack of offense. Coupeville had only five hits, the others coming from Drew Chan, Aaron Trumbull and Curtin.
Granite Falls (6-3, 6-4) had eight hits and six walks and left 12 on base.
The Wolves (0-7, 2-10) will look to pick up their first league win when the two teams meet in Granite Falls at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 11.Contact Whidbey News Times Sports editor Jim Waller at email@example.com or 360-675-6611 ext. 5060.