Wildcats lose another close one | Baseball

The Oak Harbor High School baseball team lost 2-1 at Stanwood Friday, April 18, and the game was another frustrating loss in a season full of them.

The Wildcats are a key hit a game from being among the top teams in the Wesco North. Oak Harbor has won only two games and lost 12, with seven of the setbacks by two runs or less. Only two of the losses have been lopsided.

Stanwood has won 10 games, twice beating the Wildcats by one run. In the other meeting between the two teams, Oak Harbor won 10-0.

Offensive woes have crippled the 'Cats, as Oak Harbor has scored 2 or few runs in 11 of its 14 games.

The Wildcats managed only four hits in Friday's loss. Three came in the third inning when they scored their only run. Teddy Peterschmidt and Kevin Johnson singled in front of Brent Mertins' RBI base hit.

Oak Harbor had several other chances to score but couldn't come up with a clutch hit.

C.J. Meders led off the fifth with a walk and courtesy runner Casiano Atienza moved to third before the inning ended.

Johnson led off the sixth with a single and, like Atienza, died a third.

Danny Wolfe threw a good game for Oak Harbor, tossing a six-hitter. Two of the hits resulted in the game-winning run in the seventh. The other run, which came in the second inning, was unearned.

Oak Harbor (2-9, 2-12) plays a three-game series with Everett (1-8, 1-11) this week. The teams meet in Oak Harbor at 4 p.m Tuesday, April 22, and Friday, April 25, and in Everett Wednesday.

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