Spartans close season at regionals | Sumner Baseball

The Sumner Spartans baseball season came to an end Saturday. The Spartans won the league and district title beating rival White River and secured a spot in the regional round of the state tournament.

Catcher Bryan Adkins hits the ball during the first round game against Lynden Saturday. The Spartans won 3-0.

The Sumner Spartans baseball season came to an end Saturday.

The Spartans won the league and district title beating rival White River and secured a spot in the regional round of the state tournament.

Sumner faced Lynden in the first round.

The Spartans won 3-0 advancing itself to the second round and game of the day.

Senior pitcher Christian Parsons threw a complete gaming pitching the full seven innings.

A leadoff single started the bottom of the second inning for Sumner. Junior Gage Whitehead followed with a single and the Spartans had two on with only one out.

Sumner would take the lead 1-0 still with two runners on and one out. A double steal advanced the runners into scoring position and on a sacrifice the runner on third scored.

Sumner ended the second inning with a 2-0 lead over Lynden.

The top of the sixth was the closet Lynden got to scoring. With two outs and one runner on base, the tying run was at the plate.

Whitehead ended the inning for Lynden throwing out the running at the plate off a base hit into left field.

This was the second time in the game Whitehead had thrown a player out. Earlier in the game the Lynden catcher tried to turn a hit into the gap in left field into a double but Whitehead’s throw beat the player to the bag.

Sumner’s final run of the game came off a walk in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Sophomore Nathan Harrell hit a double following a walk to senior Tysen Fischlin.

With two on and one out for the Spartans, third baseman Luc Powers-Hubbard stepped to the plate. It appeared that Lynden’s pitcher balked.

Powers-Hubbard was sent to first base and Harrell and Fischlin advanced.

The call was reversed and the runners returned to their bases while Powers-Hubbard remained on first.

Now with the bases loaded and one out the next batter walked and Fischlin scored again for the second time this inning. However, this score counted and Sumner’s lead was now 3-0 over Lynden.

Lynden would have one more chance to put runs on the board in the top of the seventh inning. They got one runner on but were unable to score.

Sumner won 3-0 advancing itself to the second game to be played Saturday against Anacortes in the second round of regionals.

Senior Logan Christensen pitched the double header for the Spartans.

The game was scoreless heading into the top of the sixth inning. Anacortes was the first and only score of the game with two outs.

The Spartans ended the top of the inning with three up and three down, giving Sumner one more chance to score entering the bottom of the seventh inning.

With two groundouts to short stop, Sumner had one more chance but was unable to capitalize.

The Spartans lost 1-0 to Anacortes.

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