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Cubs take two from the Wildcats to even season series

Submitted photo – South Fork’s Jason Truscott hit a three-run home run to spark a big comeback on Saturday.

The South Fork Cubs rallied in both games of Saturday’s baseball doubleheader against Ferndale to close out the season with a sweep.

The Cubs won 11-10 and 14-9.

The South Fork boys trailed 10-4 late in the opener, but scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game, before sealing the win with a walk-off walk after loading the bases in the bottom of the seventh.

Ferndale led by six again early in game two, but the wheels came off again as the Cubs rallied to score 11 runs in the bottom of the fourth.

“It was disappointing, and it starts with me,” Ferndale head coach Justin Andersen said. “I feel like I should have had our team better prepared. 

“But credit to South Fork for their kids refusing to lose.”

Tanner Curran continued his recent good form with five hits on the day, while Jason Truscott had a three-run home run.

Truscott was one of six seniors honored before the game, before closing out his high school career with a bang.

The other South Fork seniors included Crue Contreras, Graham McConnell, Sean Hassall-Hoss, Cameron Messenger and Ethan Kulchin.

Curran also got the win on the mound in the opener in relief of McConnell.

Sophomore John Harding got the win in game two to cap a big game that also saw him hit a two-RBI double.

Ferndale senior Jenner Christiansen closed out his outstanding spring with another strong performance on the mound in game one.

Christiansen allowed just four hits in 6.1 innings and struck out 10.

He also finished with two hits, as did Paden Prior, Carl Nunes, Ben Gomes and Mattias Alejandre.

Kyler Radelfinger had three hits in the loss.

In game two, Gomes, Vincent Meade and Garrett Christiansen each had two hits for the Cats.

The sweep for South Fork evens the series between the two Little 4 rivals at 2-2.

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