Friday Harbor’s baseball team finished the 2019 season tied for fifth in Class 2B after a win and a loss in a state regional tournament Saturday, May 18 at Yelm High School.
Coach Warin talks with his pitcher and catcher. Matt Pranger photos
With only three seniors on the roster and one of their best players injured this season, the Wolverines were not expected to finish so high. “I’m proud that they got as far as they did,” said Friday Harbor coach Rich Warin.
At least seven Friday Harbor athletes will be attending the 2019 Class 2B State Track and Field Championships after winning their events at the Bi-District Meet Saturday, May 18 in Coupeville.
Photos from March 2019 track meet in Friday Harbor. Matt Pranger photos
Friday Harbor High School baseball team beat Wahkiakum 5-3 in the first round of the state tourney. The other team had the bases loaded and scored one run in the final inning before the Wolverines pulled off the win at the state tourney game in Yelm. They will play Rainier next after a 45-minute break. Rainier beat Adna 8-7.
Friday Harbor catcher Gavin Flaum and third baseman Gavin Mason celebrate the Wolverines' 5-3 state playoff victory over Wahkikum Saturday, May 18 in Yelm. Matt Pranger photo
Four golfers on the Friday Harbor High School team have qualified for state along with two from Lopez Island High School and one from Orcas Island High School. The golfers played in the 2019 Bi-District Golf Championships played at Gallery Golf Course on May 16, 2019. The top 13 players from the state qualifying tournament are headed to state.
Wolverine Coach Jack Rice sent in the results posted below and these comments:
Wolverine Bi-District Golf Team
The Wolverines and Vikings did extremely well in the Northwest 2B All-League Softball Players All-League. Friday Harbor High School player Thea Sietz was named Player of the Year. Wolverine co-coach Kirk Holt and Viking co-coach Kevin White were named Coaches of the Year. And numerous players made the list for First Team, Second Team or Honorable Mention.
The Wolverine baseball player Marshall Clark was named one of the two MVPs for the 2019 NW 2B League Baseball All League Team. Friday Harbor High School coach Rich Warin was named Coach of the Year. The Wolverines have five players on the First Team and two on the Second Team. Orcas Vikings have one player on the First Team and two on the Second Team.
Friday Harbor blanked Concrete 10-0 in six innings Saturday, May 11 to win the 2019 Class 2B Bi-District Baseball Championship. The Wolverines (14-2) advance to the state tourney as the top seed from Districts 1 and 2. They are slated to next play at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at Yelm High School against Wahkiakum (13-8), the No. 5 team from District 4.
Friday Harbor shut out Crosspoint 9-0 in the first round of the 2019 Class 2B Bi-District Baseball Tournament Thursday, May 9 at Hartman Field. The Wolverines next face Concrete in the Bi-District Championship at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at Janicki Fields in Sedro-Woolley.
Friday Harbor will be hosting Crosspoint High School in the 2019 Class 2B Bi-District Baseball Tournament. The game is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9 at Hartman Field.
Crosspoint advanced to the semifinal by blanking Orcas Island 10-0 in a Bi-District play-in game Tuesday, May 7.
The Wolverines, the top-seeded District 1 team, won the Northwest 2B/1B League with a 9-0 record and are 12-2 for the season. The Warriors, the second seed from District 2, finished fourth in the SeaTac 1B League with an 8-4 record and are 11-5 overall. The Friday Harbor-Crosspoint winner advances to the Bi-District Championship game at Janicki Fields in Sedro-Woolley Saturday, May 11. The loser moves into consolation play, also at Janicki May 11. Bi-District’s top-two teams advance to the Class 2B State Tournament.
Friday Harbor overpowered Orcas Island 13-4 in fastpitch softball Tuesday, May 7. The Wolverines, who already clinched their conference crown, complete the 2019 Northwest 2B/1B League schedule 12-0 and advance to the playoffs as District 1’s No. 1 seed. They finish the regular season 16-4.