Burlington stops South Whidbey in district semifinals / 11-12 baseball

Burlington-Edison defeated the South Whidbey 11-12 baseball team 7-2 Thursday, June 28, at the District 11 Major Little League tournament in Sedro-Woolley.

South Whidbey now drops into the losers’ bracket and will need to beat North Whidbey (6 p.m. Friday, June 29) to get another shot at Burlington-Edison for the district crown and a berth in the state tournament.

If South Whidbey tops North Whidbey, it will face Burlington-Edison at 1 p.m. Saturday and will need to defeat B-E twice to claim the title.

Burlington-Edison 7, South Whidbey 2

South Whidbey could muster only three hits in the game, while Burlington-Edison mixed five hits with two walks a several errors to pull away.

Burlington-Edison scored two unearned runs in the first inning, then South Whidbey tied the game with a pair of runs in the second.

All three South Whidbey hits came in the second when Elisha Dixon, Myles Lind and Mathias Pierson all singled.

After walks to Liam Petty, Maddox Smith-Heacox and Lind in the third inning, South Whidbey did not produce a base runner as the final 10 batters went down in order.

Burlington-Edison took a 3-2 lead with a run in the third inning, added another score in the fourth and tacked on three runs in the fifth.

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