Glacier Peak, Jackson advance to districts | Baseball

By David Pan | May 05, 2018
Photo by: David R Pan Glacier Peak’s Ian Haigh is scheduled to start against Lake Stevens on Saturday, May 5.

It’s do or die for the Glacier Peak baseball team.

The Grizzlies take on Lake Stevens in a loser-out 4A District tournament game at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 5, at Glacier Peak High School.

“We feel good,” Glacier Peak coach Bob Blair said. “We’ve had good games and bad games. Making the playoffs and having the opportunity to move on is what we were hoping for. That’s where we’re at.”

The Grizzlies (8-6 in the league, 10-10 overall), who finished fourth in the league, wrapped up the regular season by splitting their final three series with Mount Vernon, Lake Stevens and Monroe. Glacier Peak beat Lake Stevens 14-10 in the series finale on Friday, April 27 but lost the opener 16-4 on Wednesday, April 25.

“We have some things to work on,” Blair said. “I think we’re moving in the right direction. We’re getting better each time and making progress.”

Blair plans to send senior Ian Haigh to the mound on Saturday.

The Glacier Peak coach likes the way the offense has come together this year.

The key in the playoffs, Blair said, will be pitching and defense.

“I think we can hit people. I think we can score runs,” he said. “It’s solidifying our defense. Our pitching has been good.”

Jackson (10-4, 13-6) finished second in the league and earned a first round bye. The Timberwolves are scheduled to play the winner of Monroe/Mount Vernon at 4 p.m., Monday, May 7 at Jackson High School.

The Wolfpack won five out of their last six league contests.

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