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Baseball: Wolves clip Owls 12-5
Ringing up 11 runs in a four-inning span, the Coupeville High School baseball team overran the visiting Overlake Owls of Redmond 12-5 Friday, March 19.
With the score tied 1-1 going into the bottom of the third, Coupeville erupted for four runs and never relinquished the lead. The Wolves pushed across three more runs in the fifth and four in the sixth to put the game away.
Coupeville raised its record to 2-0 heading into league action next week. In the Cascade Conference, teams play a three-game series against each opponent. The Wolves start by taking on preseason favorite Archbishop Thomas Murphy. ATM will host games Monday, March 22, and Friday, March 26. The Wildcats will come to Coupeville Wednesday, March 24, at 4 p.m.
In the Overlake win, “The boys played really well,” said coach Willie Smith.
“Offensively, we really executed well.” He added, “Defensively, we were very solid again, committing no errors on the day.” The Wolves have not committed an error yet this young season.
The Wolves slugged 12 hits with five different players getting two each. Senior third baseman Chad Brookhouse led the way, going two-for-two with a home run and four runs scored.
Jason Bagby was two-for-three with a double, two runs and two RBI.
Erik King was two-for-three, and JD Wilcox and Erik Wheat two-for-four.
Kevin Eaton added a hit and three runs batted in, and freshman Drew Chan rapped a two-run single.
Alex McClain started on the mound for the Wolves and yielded just three hits and one run over three innings.