Burlington overcomes quick Coupeville start | Legion
By JIM WALLER
Whidbey News Times Sports editor
June 8, 2012 · 8:17 AM
Burlington used a big fourth inning to overcome a fast Coupeville start to defeat the visiting Merchants 16-8 Wednesday, June 6, in Legion A baseball.
Coupeville's game with Mount Vernon Thursday was postponed. The Merchants (2-3) host Longview this weekend, playing at 2 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday.
Against Burlington, Coupeville scored three in the first to take an early lead on Jake Tumblin's RBI double and Aaron Trumbull's two-run single.
The Merchants still led 7-3 going into the bottom of the fourth, then the Sox sent 13 batters to the plate, cracked seven hits (three for extra bases) and scored seven runs for a 10-7 lead.
Coach Willie Smith said, "Once they started rolling, we couldn't stop them."
Kurtis Smith led the Merchant offense with two hits and three runs scored.Contact Whidbey News Times Sports editor Jim Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-675-6611 ext. 5060.