4.2.13 Chelan Baseball Report
The Chelan Goats got their bats going against the Tonasket Tigers.
Chelan Goat baseball working out the kinks
By Richard Uhlhorn
The Chelan Goat baseball team had a rough start this season but is turned its previous losses in to a wins against the Tonasket Tigers on Saturday, March 30, 15-1 in the opener and 8-3 in the nightcap.
Coach Steve Kline was faced with a team beset by injuries and the flu on Saturday, but was pleased with his first win of the season. “Our pitching staff had to cover 14 innings between three pitchers,” Kline reported.
Gunnar Goeke pitched three strong innings in game one before his sprained ankle put him in the dugout. Jared Anderson stepped in to finish game one on the mound.
Chelan’s defense committed only one error which is down from the five they had been making in previous games.
“We scored eight runs on eight hits and eight walks,” said Kline. Tonasket had three runs on three hits in both games.
In game two Chuy Pascasio started on the mound and pitched three strong innings.
The Goats erupted at the plate for 15 runs on 15 hits and seven walks. Pascasio was 3 for 3. Luke Gleasman hit a home run and Jared Anderson went 2 for 2 at the plate
“Every Goat had a hit or more in this double header,” said Kline.
The next game is a non-league double header against Vashon Island at home on Saturday, April 6, with the first pitch at 11 a.m.
If the team can get healthy by then, they should be able to give Vashon Island a good run for the money.