The beauty of sports is that any team can win at any time, even when it is highly unexpected.
The South Whidbey High School baseball team learned the hard way, suffering a 4-3 upset at Coupeville Friday, April 12.
The Falcons entered the game with a 10-1 league record and 13-1 overall. The Wolves were winless (0-8, 0-12). South Whidbey also defeated Coupeville 12-0 and 8-3 earlier in the week.
The Wolves stunned the Falcons by scoring two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull off the upset.
Coupeville strung together three singles, an error and a sacrifice fly to collect the win in its final at bat.
South Whidbey scored first when Alex Black led off the game with a base hit and Drew Fry doubled.
After Coupeville scored twice in the bottom of the first, the Falcons tied the game in the second inning when Luke Rookstool walked and came around to score.
In the fourth, Jon Bartel reached on a error and Rookstool doubled to give South Whidbey a 3-2 lead, which it held until the Wolves’ seventh-inning rally.
Kody Newman, Bartel and Ben Lind also had base hits for the Falcons.
South Whidbey plays University Prep in a non-league game at 7 p.m. Monday, April 15, at Shorecrest High School.
After hosting Overlake in another non-leaguer Wednesday at 4 p.m., South Whidbey will take on league-leading Cedar Park Christian (12-0, 14-1) in a three-game series next week in the final conference games.