Whidbey Crabs win home doubleheader

The Whidbey Crabs kicked off their 2013 home opener with convincing wins over the Mountlake Terrace Money,10-5 and 11-7, on March 30.

In the opener, Josiah Seargent was 4-for-4, while Will Simms added two hits to lead the 11-hit, 10-run attack.

Connor Antich started on the mound. Josiah Sergeant came on in the fourth inning. After Austin Sterba was injured in a hard play at the plate, Sergeant replaced Sterba at catcher, and Simms pitched the final two innings with three strikeouts and zero hits to seal the victory.

Sterba was taken to the hospital and released with a mild concussion.

In the nightcap, the Crabs took the lead in the first inning 4-0 but fell behind 6-5 in the fifth. In their half of that inning, they battled back with five runs to regain the lead and seal their doubleheader sweep, improving their season record to 3-0.

Sergeant pounded the ball with three more hits giving him a deep triple, four doubles and two singles for the day in eight official at bats. Antich had three hits in the leadoff spot. Simms added his second triple of the day to go along with seven other Crabs adding a base hit to the 14-hit attack. Trent Piehler was the winning pitcher in the second game, going three innings. Mitchell Grady and Maxfield Friedman pitched an inning each, while Lewis Pope closed out the contest, allowing one run in the final two innings.

The Crabs take two weeks off because of spring break. They return to action April 17 in Mountlake Terrace and host Kirkland LuxHomes on April 21.


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