Coupeville earns split over the weekend / Baseball

Matt Hilborn looks in a grounder Saturday. (Photo by John Fisken)

Bouncing back from a loss to Sequim Friday, the Coupeville High School baseball team tripped visiting South Whidbey 7-4 Saturday, March 18.

The win over the rival Falcons was the Wolves first after two losses this season. Coupeville plays Bremerton (1-1) at home at 4 p.m. Monday, March 20.

Coupeville 7, South Whidbey 4

South Whidbey scored an unearned run in the top of the first inning, but the Wolves countered to scored five over the first four innings to go up 5-1.

Coupeville matched the Falcons’ first-inning score when Hunter Smith led off with a walk and moved around on an error and fielder’s choice.

In the second, Coupeville loaded the bases on a single by Ethan Marx and walks to Taylor Consford and Smith. An error off the bat of Joey Lippo pushed across one run, then Clay Reilly singled in two more.

Smith reached on an error in fourth and eventually scored on a passed ball.

South Whidbey added a run in the fifth and two in the sixth to trim the gap to 5-4, then Coupeville padded its lead with two runs in the sixth. Smith and Reilly walked and scored on Dane Lucero’s base hit.

For the game, Smith walked three times and scored four runs.

Consford started on the mound, struck out six, walked three, gave up three hits and gave up four unearned runs.

Sequim 14, Coupeville 4

Sequim used seven hits, three walks and three errors to score four runs in each of the second and fourth innings to pull away.

Coupeville scored all four of its runs in the bottom of the fourth inning after two outs. Consford singled and Smith walked and both scored on Joey Lippo’s single. Reilly and Julian walked, then Matt Hilborn drilled a two-run base hit.

Jake Hoagland makes contact in the South Whidbey game. (Photo by John Fisken)

Joey Lippo settles under a Sequim fly ball. (Photo by John Fisken)

Outfielder Ethan Marx scoops out a ground ball against Sequim. (Photo by John Fisken)

Kory Score puts the tag on a Sequim base runner. (Photo by John Fisken)

Hunter Smith fires a pitch Friday. (Photo by John Fisken)

Nick Etzell picks up a save in the win over South Whidbey. (Photo by John Fisken)

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