Highline Bears take it on the chin from Everett Merchants in 11-3 loss

Highline’s Bears took an 11-3 loss to the Everett Merchants in Pacific International League semiprofessional baseball action Friday.

The home loss at Mel Olson Stadium at Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center dropped the Bears’ early season record to 1-3. They were coming off a 9-6 loss to the Northwest Honkers in a road game last Sunday, after splitting their first two games at home.

Everett took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first Friday, but the Bears jumped into the lead at 2-1 with two runs in the bottom of the inning on an RBI single by Marco Calderon and an RBI sacrifice fly by Alex Sisley.
The lead was short lived, however, and Everett rallied for four runs in the top of the fourth to make it a 7-2 game at that time.

Highline got one of the runs back in the bottom of the inning to make it 7-3.

Cole Chambers legged out a triple to lead off the rally and stole home for the run.
But Everett held the Bears scoreless from there.

Highline will try to right the ship as it hosts the Kitsap Bluejackets for a 7:35 p.m. game Saturday and a 7:05 p.m. game Sunday before entertaining the Senators of Lacey at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday.

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