Baseball season ends with home loss to Lyncs

"In a close play at third, the Lynden Christian runner barely beats the tag by the Falcon third baseman.Jim Larsen/staff photoSouth Whidbey's baseball team ended its home season against a tough Lynden Christian pitcher Thursday.The Lyncs' Taylor DeBoer pitched five shutout innings while his teammates built up an 8-0 lead over the Falcons. He finally faltered in the sixth when South Whidbey scored 2 runs, and they added 1 more in the seventh, but the deficit was too large to overcome. The final was 8-3.Jim Davis started on the mound and stopped the Lynden attack for two innings before succumbing to a five-run attack in the third, when Brian Gabelein took over the mound duties. The Falcons weren't helped by their three errors, while the sharp Lynden Christian fielders made only one miscue.The win improved Lynden Christian's North Cascades record to 11-3 while the Falcons fell to 4-12 and likely out of the playoff hunt. Thursday's game was the last home appearance for seniors Brian Gabelein, Jimmy Berto, Jim Davis, Tristen Johnson, Carl Noste, Chris Patterson, Russell Caden and Peter Sanke. "

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