Wolves nip Falcon sluggers

Coming from behind twice and surviving a triple play, the Coupeville High School baseball team snapped a 13-game losing streak by edging South Whidbey 5-4 Monday, April 13, at Robert Sherman Field.

Coming from behind twice and surviving a triple play, the Coupeville High School baseball team snapped a 13-game losing streak by edging South Whidbey 5-4 Monday, April 13, at Robert Sherman Field.

Morgan Payne's bases-loaded single with one out in the bottom of the seventh drove in the winning run to secure the thrilling win.

A single by Mike Agate, a walk to Spencer Koszarek and sacrifice fly by Jack Lewis helped South Whidbey go up 1-0 in the first inning.

The Falcons squelched an early Coupeville rally in the bottom of the first with a triple play. The Wolves' first two hitters, Jake Tumblin and Wade Schaef, singled and moved up a base on an error. Ben Etzell then popped up a squeeze bunt that was caught by catcher Aaron Curfman, who fired to third base to double up Tumblin. The ball was then relayed to second to force Schaef and complete the triple play.

Coupeville ran to a 3-1 lead with a three-run second. Three Falcon errors and RBI singles by Aaron Curtin and Tumblin fueled the rally.

The Falcons tied it with two runs in the third off hits by Curfman, Montana Johnson and Cody Hayes, then took the lead, 4-3, with a run in the fourth. Agate led with a single, stole second, went to third on a ground out and scored on a balk.

In the Coupeville sixth, Curtin drove in pinch runner Brandt Bodamer, who replaced Drew Chan after Chan boarded on an error.

In the seventh with one out, Schaef walked and Etzell doubled. South Whidbey intentionally walked Chan to set up the force at home, but Payne thwarted that plan by singling in the game winner.

Only one of Coupeville's five runs were earned as the Falcons committed six errors.

For Coupeville, Curtin had two hits and two RBI; Tumblin and Payne finished with two hits and one run batted in; Kurtis Smith also had two hits; and Etzell added a double.

For South Whidbey, Johnson had a single and double, and Agate and Haynes each had two hits.

Coupeville (1-9, 3-14) hosts Granite Falls (6-7, 7-8) at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, and then goes to South Whidbey (1-14, 1-16) Wednesday at 4 p.m.

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