Cedarcrest splits South Whidbey baseball series

South Whidbey won at Cedarcrest, and now Cedarcrest’s baseball team has won at South Whidbey after an 8-6 victory Wednesday.

The Falcons took an early lead with a two-out, two RBI single by Trent Fallon, 2-3 with two RBI in the second inning. It was short-lived.

Cedarcrest surged ahead with a three-run homer by Colton Sandhofer, who Falcon head coach Tom Fallon called the Cascade Conference’s leading power slugger.

“That kid’s a beast,” Fallon said.

Aggressive play kept South Whidbey in the game. The Falcons had four stolen bases in the game. A sacrifice squeeze by Falcon senior CJ Sutfin brought home Brent Piehler, who went 2-for-3 with a RBI, and tied the game at 3-3 in the fourth inning.

The Red Wolves jumped ahead for good with four runs in the fifth inning on a combination of walks and hits.

South Whidbey came within striking distance after adding two runs in the fifth inning.

Trailing 8-6 in the final inning, the Falcons put three runners on base with a pair of hits and a walk. But a double play with the tying runs on base ended the Falcons’ potential comeback.

“We were right there at the end again,” Fallon said.

The series was to be determined in the third and final game at Cedarcrest High School on Friday after The Record went to press.


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