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Seniors step up for Wildcats on senior day

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The Wildcats celebrated senior day on Saturday, and the seniors didn’t disappoint.

In particular, Jenner Christiansen, who is closing out his high school career with a bang and was instrumental in a doubleheader sweep of Hoopa.

The Wildcats won 12-2 and 10-0.

Christiansen hit a grand slam in the nightcap, finishing 2-for-4, after going 3-for-4 with three runs scored in the opener.

All in all, it’s been a really good week for the Ferndale senior, who also had a big day on the mound in a 5-3 win over South Fork on Tuesday.

Jenner Christiansen, Garrett Christiansen and Kyler Radelfinger are all four-year varsity players and all contributed on senior day.

Garrett had three hits and five RBIs on the day, while Radelfinger had two hits in game two, while also pitching two innings of one-hit ball in relief of starter Vincent Meade.

Meade, another senior who has had a huge impact this season, got the win on the mound, allowing just one hit and one walk in three innings, while striking out five.

He also had a two-RBI double in the first inning to get the Wildcats’ offense going.

Paden Prior also had a good day, finishing with two hits and two RBIs in the opener, while also pitching two innings in relief of starter Carl Nunes, allowing one hit and striking out three in two innings.

Nunes got the win, allowing one hit and two walks in three innings, while striking out six.

Ben Gomes and Mattias Alejandre each had two hits in the win.

The Wildcats also honored seniors Caden Rocha, Charles Lockett and Gomes before the game.

With the sweep, Ferndale improved to 6-2, while Hoopa is now 1-8.

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