The Lynden baseball team is heading back to the 2A state tournament. The Lions split a pair of district playoff games in Anacortes Saturday to secure a third straight state berth.
Lynden downed Squalicum 3-to-1 in a loser out game at Volunteer Park. The Lions then lost to Archbishop Murphy 2-0 at Daniels Field in the 3rd/4th place game. Lynden will open up State/Regional play May 24th versus Sumner at Yelm High School. The game is schedule for a 1:00pm first pitch.
In other baseball action, Meridian lost two games in Tri-district tournament action and missed out on a 5th straight trip to state. The Trojans fell to Charles Wright/Life Christian 3-to-1 at home and lost to Overlake 2-to-0 at Sehome High School. Meridian finishes the year at 12-and-14.
The Lummi High School baseball team also missed out on clinching a trip to state falling to the Muckleshoot Tribal School 11-to-3 Saturday in 1-B district play at Muckleshoot.
In boys soccer, Squalicum is off to 2A State as a district champion. The Storm remained undefeated on the year with a 2-0 victory over Anacortes in the district title game Saturday at Sedro-Woolley High School.
Squalicum will open up State tournament play next week versus Sumner. Blaine is the only other Whatcom County soccer team to advance to state. The Borderites will play at Kings Tuesday at 6:30pm in 1A tournament action.
(KPUG Newsroom – Doug Lange)