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"Falcons, Mountaineers split two games"

"South Whidbey spotted Mount Baker four unearned runs in the first inning but stormed back to win a 11-7 baseball game Friday.Falcon hitters found the Mountaineer field a friendly place to swat balls. The offense was the best of the season so far, said Falcon coach Dave Guetlin. Brady Switzer and Jim Davis each had 3 hits. Two of Switzer's hits were doubles, and he drove home three runs. Tristen Johnson added 2 hits and 2 RBI on the day.Three singles and a double in the 5th inning helped the Falcons pick up 5 runs which proved to be enough for the victory. Johnson threw five strong innings and picked up his first win of the season. Ben Schultz and Bryan Wenker combined for the last two innings of what coach Guetlin described as excellent relief work, putting a stop to a Mount Baker comeback attempt.Mount Baker gained its revenge Monday when the Mountaineers visited the South Whidbey diamond. It took eight innings, but Mount Baker went home with a 7-6 victory when they scored an unanswered run in the final frame.Bryan Wenker pitched a strong game, taking the Falcons into the eighth with the score tied at 6-6. Offensively for the Falcons, Brian Gabelein was 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI and Jim Davis was 2-for-4 with a double.After Monday's action the Falcons' record stood at 3-5 in league and 4-8 overall, while Mount Baker improved to 4-3, 4-4.The Falcons continued their busy spring break schedule with a game last night at Blaine, and return home Thursday to host Blaine. "

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