Oak Harbor, Anacortes divide double header | Legion
By JIM WALLER
Whidbey News Times Sports editor
June 15, 2012 · Updated 9:04 AM
The Oak Harbor Legion AA baseball team split a double header at Anacortes Thursday, June 14, winning the game that counted.
The Wildcats defeated the Steamers 7-3 in the opener in a league game. The five-inning second game was a nonleague contest, and Anacortes scored in the bottom of the fifth to claim a 4-3 win.
Jack Richter pitched a four-hitter, striking out three, walking three and allowing no earned runs, to pace the Wildcats in the first-game win.
The offense was led by Mike Maletto who continued his hot hitting. After going 4-for-5 in the previous game, Maletto went 3-for-3 with a double, run and three RBI.
Nate Stanford, who started two rallies and finished another, was 2-for-2 with two runs and an RBI.
Stanford and Andrew Snavely led off a four-run second with singles. Stanford eventually scored on a wild pitch and Snavely on an error. Snavely and Clay Doughty, who was hit by a pitch, were doubled home by Maletto.
In the third, Oak Harbor scored two more runs. Again, Stanford led with a single. Later Doughty reached on an error, and the two scored on singles by Anthony Stewart and Maletto.
Anacortes scored one in the fifth and two in the sixth to make it 6-3, then the Wildcats finished the scoring with a run in the seventh. Maletto and Richter singled, and Maletto scored on Stanford's sacrifice fly.
David Kusnick also had a double for Oak Harbor.
In the second game, Oak Harbor scored two in the first and Anacortes responded with three in its half.
Stanford singled in the first, was bunted to second by Maletto and scored on Brent Mertins' single. Cory Cameron singled to put runners at the corners. Mertins then stole home when Cameron was in a rundown between first and second.
Oak Harbor tied the game in the fourth. Kusnick and Mertins singled, then Kusnick scored on a ground out by Cameron.
Oak Harbor (2-3, 4-7) hosts Eastlake in a noon nonleague double header Saturday, June 16.Contact Whidbey News Times Sports editor Jim Waller at email@example.com or 360-675-6611 ext. 5060.