Baseball: Oak Harbor runs into loss
By JIM WALLER
Whidbey News Times Sports editor
April 19, 2010 · 8:39 AM
Base-running blunders helped sink the Oak Harbor baseball team in its 2-1 loss at Monroe's Marshall Field Friday, April 16.
The Wildcats out-hit the Bearcats 6-5 and received three walks, two more than Monroe, but had three runners thrown out on the bases to thwart potential scoring opportunities. Monroe also turned one double play to get out of another jam.
Oak Harbor pitcher Gabe Clark threw another good game, pitching a five-hitter, striking out four and walking just won, but suffered his first loss after four wins.
Clark made one mistake, according to coach Tyson VanDam: "He got a changeup up." That resulted in a Cody Reed home run for Monroe in the fifth inning.
The Bearcats got their other run later in the inning with two outs when a ball fell just out of the reach of an Oak Harbor fielder.
Down 2-0, Oak Harbor got one back in the sixth on a double by Brad Farnum, but that was it for the Wildcat offense.
Farnum was 2-for-2 with two doubles; other Oak Harbor hits were singles by Jay Stout, Josh Evans, Nate Young and Sam Wolfe.
Oak Harbor (4-5, 7-6) and Monroe (5-6, 5-10) meet again Tuesday, April 20, at 4 p.m. in Oak Harbor as the two teams scramble for a play-off spot.Contact Whidbey News Times Sports editor Jim Waller at email@example.com or 360-675-6611 ext. 5060.