The Coupeville High School summer baseball team finished the season with one win in four games against teams from the Greater Puget Sound region at the Battle of the Bats tournament in Tacoma this weekend.
The Wolves opened the tournament with a 9-2 win over the Shockers, then fell to Honda Baseball twice, 15-0 and 9-4, before finishing up with a 9-0 loss to the PBC Zips of Auburn.
Three Oak Harbor players, Thomas Anderson, Austin Boesch and Donny Kloewer, helped fill out of the roster for the Wolves in the tournament.
Coupeville 9, Shockers 2
Jonny Thurston and Nick Etzell combined to pitch a one-hitter to lead the Wolves to a win Friday, July 14.
Thurston tossed four and two thirds innings, allowing one hit and two runs (both unearned) while striking out four.
Etzell pitched the final seven outs, giving up no hits, runs or walks and striking out four.
On offense, Coupeville rapped seven hits and received 13 walks.
The Wolves jumped ahead early with four runs in the first inning and three in the second.
In the first, Coupeville mixed a double by Taylor Consford and singles by Joey Lippo and Kloewer with two hit batters and two walks for the four runs.
Two walks and singles by Matt Hilborn, Consford and Dane Lucero resulted in three runs in the second.
Bases loaded walks forced in single runs in fourth and sixth innings.
Consford finished with three hits, two runs and two RBI. Hilborn, Lippo, Lucero and Kloewer all singled; Lucero scored three times and Hilborn twice. Anderson and Kyle Rockwell chipped in with two RBI each.
Honda 15, Coupeville 0
Honda pounded out 12 hits and scored 15 runs in only three innings in the second game Friday.
Coupeville managed only two hits, singles by Consford and Kloewer.
Honda 9, Coupeville 4
This time around, it was a tighter game. The clubs were tied 4-4 heading into the fourth inning in a six-inning game Saturday.
After Honda scored four times in the second inning, the Wolves responded with their own four-run inning in the top of the third.
Gavin Knoblich walked and scored on Hilborn’s double. Lippo walked and both runners moved up on a ground out. Lucero plated both with a single and then scored on Jake Hoagland’s two-bagger.
Honda pulled away with two runs in the fourth and three in the fifth.
Lippo and Anderson also had hits in the game for the Wolves.
Zips 9, Coupeville 0
The Zips scored multiple runs in each of the first three innings to defeat the Wolves in five innings Sunday.
Lucero collected two singles, the only hits by Coupeville in the game.