Ashton Lelend takes a lead after getting one of his three hits. Coupeville ‘s Ulrik Wells holds him on first base.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Ashton Lelend takes a lead after getting one of his three hits. Coupeville ‘s Ulrik Wells holds him on first base. (Photo by John Fisken)

Falcon use familiar M.O. for another win / Baseball

Continuing a string of strong pitching performances, the South Whidbey High School baseball team won 12-0 at Coupeville Monday, April 8, in a rain-soaked game.

Ethan Petty pitched a two-hit shutout while striking out 14 and walking none. A bloop single in the fourth and an infield single in the seventh produced the only Coupeville base runners.

The Falcons also displayed their potent offense in whipping the Wolves. South Whidbey scored in double figures for the fourth straight game and for the seventh time this season.

They pounded Coupeville for 13 hits Monday as three Falcons produced three hits each. Nick Young had a triple and two singles, and Brent Batchelor and Ashton Leland each recorded a double and two singles. Jon Bartel and Dexter Jokinen smacked two singles apiece, and Drew Fry and Kody Newman singled.

South Whidbey scored once in the first inning when Alex Black walked and scored on Batchelor’s base hit.

In the third, Newman singled, Batchelor doubled and Jokinen loaded the bases with an infield hit. Bartel walked to force in one run, and Luke Rookstool’s ground out plated the second.

The Falcons pulled away with a four-run fifth, thanks to three Coupeville errors and hits by Jokinen and Fry.

After Fry and Newman walked to lead off the seventh, Batchelor singled in one run. An infield single by Bartel loaded the bases, and Rookstool drove in a run with a sacrifice fly. Young tripled in two more.

Coupeville (0-7, 0-11) visits South Whidbey (9-1, 12-1) at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the second game of the series. The teams return to Coupeville at 4 p.m. Friday.

Alex Black races home for South Whidbey’s first run Monday. (Photo by John Fisken)

Alex Black races home for South Whidbey’s first run Monday. (Photo by John Fisken)

Brent Batchelor focuses through the rain drops; he finished with three hits in the game.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Brent Batchelor focuses through the rain drops; he finished with three hits in the game. (Photo by John Fisken)

Dexter Jokinen looks in a pitch.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Dexter Jokinen looks in a pitch. (Photo by John Fisken)

Ethan Petty fires a pitch in his two-hitter.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Ethan Petty fires a pitch in his two-hitter. (Photo by John Fisken)

Right fielder Luke Rookstool settles under a fly ball.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Right fielder Luke Rookstool settles under a fly ball. (Photo by John Fisken)

Nick Young squares up a pitch for one of his three hits.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Nick Young squares up a pitch for one of his three hits. (Photo by John Fisken)

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