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Oak Harbor cools down | Legion

Whidbey News-Times Sports editor
June 7, 2013 · 8:38 AM

A pair of lopsided loses brought the hot start by the Oak Harbor Legion baseball team to a grinding halt.

Oak Harbor opened the summer season with four straight wins but dropped a league game 16-1 at Burlington Tuesday, June 4, and a nonleague contest 12-6 to visiting Sedro-Woolley Thursday.

Burlington used an 11-run fourth inning to bury Oak Harbor. The Sox stroked seven of their nine hits in the inning, which also included three walks and two hit batters.

Oak Harbor collected only four hits in the game, a double by Brent Mertins and singles by Danny Wolfe, Clay Doughty and Brandon Bailey.

In the loss to Sedro-Woolley, Oak Harbor walked eight and committed five errors to help the winners along.

The game was close, 5-4, until the fifth when Sedro-Woolley scored seven runs over the next two innings.

Oak Harbor scored first in the bottom of the first inning on an error and singles by Wolfe and C.J. Meders.

Sedro-Woolley scored four in the second and added a single run in the third to go up 5-1, and then helped Oak Harbor get back into the game. The Wildcats scored once in the second and twice in the third on no hits.

Oak Harbor also scored twice in the seventh without a hit.

Both teams were sloppy on defense, but Sedro-Woolley mixed in seven hits to Oak Harbor's four. Meders finished with two; Wolfe and Casiano Atienza also singled.

Oak Harbor (4-2, 1-1) hosts Post 7 of Bellingham in a noon double header Saturday, June 8.

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