South Whidbey’s baseball team, hot off a second-place finish at the state 1A championships in 2015, began the 2016 season with a 6-2 victory over Cedarcrest on March 16.
Falcon senior Josiah Colby led the team in hitting, going 2-4 with two doubles and one RBI. Junior Will Simms went 2-4 with a double and two RBI, while senior Charlie Patterson finished 1-3 with one RBI. Patterson pitched five innings for the Falcons with five strikeouts.
“It’s definitely a confidence booster,” said Falcon head coach Tom Fallon.
The Falcons played the Red Wolves again on Friday after The Record’s deadline. They play at North Kitsap on March 22, and return home against Granite Falls on March 23.