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"Falcons lose first game, then get hot"

"It took the Falcon baseball players a while to warm up Wednesday, but when they did their bats were red hot.In the second game of a double-header against Blaine, the Falcons combined for 15 hits in a 10-5 win over the Borderites. Coach Dave Guetlin described the offensive display as our highest output of the season.Leading the attack was Brady Switzer who went 3 for 5 with two doubles and a home run. Jim Davis went 4-for-5 with a double, while Tim Gabelein was 3-for-4 with a home run and 3 RBI on the day.On the mound Ben Schultz threw his first complete game of the season. He was backed up by some excellent defense, particularly by Chris Patterson and Jim Davis.The Falcons grabbed a big early lead with a 5 run first inning.In the day's first game the visiting Borderites prevailed 5-2. It was a tight contest the whole game with South Whidbey trailing 3-2 after 5 innings. But Blaine added single runs in each of the final two innings and the Falcons couldn't muster a key hit at the right time. Blaine turned three double plays in the first three innings and turned in some outstanding defensive plays to hold the Falcons at bay.The Falcons managed only five singles for the game. Jimmy Davis started on the mound and went five strong innings, while Brian Gabelein finished with two solid innings.The day's action brought South Whidbey's North Cascades record to 4 wins and 6 losses. Next action is Monday, April 16 when Nooksack visits South Whidbey. Game time is 4:30. "

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