Crabs sweep Ravens, lose to Seattle All Stars

The Whidbey Crabs baseball team clawed its way to a double-header sweep against the Terrace Ravens on Saturday in Mountlake Terrace. The Crabs avenged two earlier losses at home to the Ravens with 12-3 and 3-1 victories.

In the opening game, the Crabs took an early six-run lead in the first inning. They tallied 16 hits, with Houston Schmutz leading the way with four. Elijah Nichols, Mo Hamsa, Kohl Hunter and Peter Jacobs contributed two hits each. Trent Fallon pitched for the Crabs and won with Hunter and Jeffrey Bueler pitching relief.

The Ravens scored a run early in the second game for a 1-0 lead until the Crabs tied it in the fifth inning.

With the score tied, Jordan Henriot led off the sixth inning with a base hit to right field. Davin Kesler reached first base on a fielder’s choice, then Nichols tripled to right field, scoring Kesler. Trent Fallon hit a RBI single to score Nichols for a 3-1 lead.

Hamsa closed out the Ravens with two innings of relief pitching. Schmutz allowed one hit through the fourth inning before Kesler pitched one inning of relief.

The South Whidbey Parks & Recreation field was unplayable for the doubleheader home games on Sunday. The Crabs’ season record is 9-5. They play in the Mountlake Terrace Youth Athletic Association Memorial Tournament next weekend.

In earlier action, the Crabs played after two weeks of rainouts on Wednesday, May 18. The Seattle All-Stars rained on the parade, though.

The Crabs lost to the Seattle All-Star team 10-5.

An early deficit put the Crabs behind before they closed within two runs. But Seattle kept the pressure on in the final innings to preserve the win.


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