After loss to Anacortes, 'Cats club Cubs | Legion
By JIM WALLER
Whidbey News Times Sports editor
June 14, 2012 · 8:42 AM
After a frustrating 10-6 league loss to visiting Anacortes Tuesday, June 12, the Oak Harbor Legion AA baseball team bounced back Wednesday for a feel-good 12-2 non-league win over Sedro-Woolley on the OHHS diamond.
Oak Harbor's double header with Sequim Saturday, June 9, was cancelled because of a scheduling mistake. The Wildcats go to Anacortes for a 5 p.m. double header Thursday, June 14.
After giving up two unearned runs to Anacortes in the top of the first inning, Oak Harbor (1-3, 3-6), with help of wildness by the Steamer pitchers, scored single runs in the first and second to even the score.
Three walks and a single by Jack Richter plated the first-inning run, then a base hit by Brent Mertins and three walks led to a run in the second.
Anacortes tacked on runs in the fifth and sixth to go up 4-2, then erupted for six runs in the seventh to put the game away.
The Steamers were aided throughout the game by four Wildcat errors and nine walks.
Oak Harbor rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh without an out. A double by Anthony Stewart and singles by Grant Schroeder, Richter and David Kusnick highlighted the comeback attempt.
Against Sedro-Woolley, Oak Harbor combined 12 hits with seven walks and two hit batters to bury the Cubs in six innings.
Sedro-Woolley led 2-1 going into the bottom of the second, then Oak Harbor scored 10 runs over the next two innings to win going away.
The Wildcats scored one in the first when Mike Maletto singled, stole second and scored on Cory Cameron's hit.
Oak Harbor blended a walk, hit batter, error, four singles (Stewart, Schroeder, Maletto and Richter) and a double (Cameron) to score six in the second.
Oak Harbor scored four in the third on singles by Clay Doughty and Schroeder, a double from Maletto, three walks and a hit batter.
Maletto's fourth hit of the day drove in Mertins, who had singled, to score the game's final run in the sixth.
Maletto finished 4-for-5 with a double, three runs and two RBI; Cameron was 2-for-2 with a double and RBI; and Schroeder had two hits, two runs and an RBI.
Pitchers Jozef Mendoza and Daniel Wolfe combined for a four hitter.Contact Whidbey News Times Sports editor Jim Waller at email@example.com or 360-675-6611 ext. 5060.