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Falcon bats fall flat in four-game losing streak

By BEN WATANABE
South Whidbey Record Langley, Clinton, sports, South Whidbey Fire/EMS
March 31, 2013 · Updated 3:02 PM
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Falcon first baseman CJ Sutfin loses the ball after it one-hopped into his glove from third baseman Jack Lewis. The Cougars scored a run on the error in the fourth inning. / Ben Watanabe / The Record

Losing three games in three days had South Whidbey waiting for a turnaround — and a break.

Wednesday’s 5-2 loss to Coupeville had South Whidbey pining for a reprieve. The Falcons played games Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week, plus Friday’s game after the Record went to press.

Through four innings in a makeup game against Lakewood on Tuesday, South Whidbey was close.

The Falcons led 3-0 after the second inning. South Whidbey never scored again.

Lakewood changed course in the third. The Cougars scored four runs, including one on an error. Falcon sophomore Trent Fallon put one runner on base with a walk. After stealing second base, the Cougars scored on a RBI single to right field. Another stolen base and another walk later Lakewood scored a RBI single up the middle that put both runners in scoring position on the throw to home plate.

A fielder’s choice to second baseman Jake Sladky allowed Lakewood to score another run at the cost of its second out. Another fielder’s choice, this one to Falcon senior Jack Lewis at third base, was dropped by first baseman CJ Sutfin and scored a fourth run.

Other than the scoring fest in the first inning, South Whidbey mustered only three walks and no hits.

In earlier action, Coupeville won 8-7 Monday. The Falcons faced a sweep at their rivals’ hands were they to lose Friday.

 

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