Vashon baseball team stumbles twice, ends the week with a victory
By RITA ALLMAN
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Contributor
May 1, 2012 · Updated 11:23 AM
During a busy three-game week, the Vashon baseball team took losses to Chimacum and Orting. The Pirates then came back to end the week with a victory over Life Christian, the team’s second win of the season.
Vashon lost, 6-1, to the undefeated Chimacum Cowboys on Monday, April 23.
Josh Myer pitched five innings, allowing two earned runs on eight hits, striking out five and giving up four base on balls. Michael Bernheisel pitched the final two frames, allowing three earned runs on four hits.
Pirate hitting was led by Ezra Lacina, who was 2 for 3 with two singles. Zack Drape, Ben Reoux, Erik Powelson, Colton Alberthal and Michael Bernheisel all added singles.
Line score: Chimacum 6 runs, 12 hits, 2 errors, Vashon 1 run, 7 hits, 1 error.
The Orting Cardinals defeated the Pirates, 4-0, on Wednesday, April 25.
Orting held a narrow 1-0 lead through five innings, but struck for three runs in the sixth, putting the game out of reach.
Joe Wald pitched a complete game, scattering six hits and allowing one earned run. Orting pitcher Joel Moore stymied Vashon’s offense by generating only one hit on the day — a single by Ezra Lacina.
Line score: Orting 4 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, Vashon 0 runs, 1 hit, 2 errors.
Vashon defeated Life Christian with a 10-7 victory on Friday. The Eagles held a 6-1 lead through the top of the fifth inning, but Vashon exploded for nine runs in the bottom half, taking over the lead and the game.
Kelly Sullivan pitched five innings, allowing nine hits and three earned runs. Michael Bernheisel completed the final two innings, giving up two hits and one earned run.
Ezra Lacina was 3 for 3 with two singles and a double. Joe Wald, Josh Myer, and Sullivan each added two hits. Zack Drape and Michael Bernheisel had a hit apiece.
Line score: Vashon 10 runs, 11 hits, 2 errors, Life Christian 7 runs, 11 hits, 3 errors.
— Rita Allman does web and team support for the Pirates. See vhsbaseball.blogspot.com.