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La Conner High baseball team swings for first time since 2018


March 17, 2021

IN GOOD STANDING---La Conner High catcher Kenai Zimmerman (21) awaits a pitch at Friday Harbor last week. The Braves were seeing their first baseball action in three years, missing out on the 2019 season due to low numbers and having the 2020 campaign wiped out by COVID-19. La Conner was shut out 27-0 in its debut against the Wolverines, then dropped a 12-2 road decision to Coupeville last Friday. Zimmerman, a freshman, drove in both La Conner runs at Coupeville. Photo by Karla Reynolds

They go in the books as a pair of double-digit losses, but the La Conner High baseball team’s setbacks at Friday Harbor and Coupeville last week represent a win-win situation of sorts for the Braves.

The team is back between the chalk lines after not seeing action since 2018. It is also, so far, prevailing over COVID-19.

La Conner was unable to field a baseball team in 2019 due to low numbers. The onset of the virus crisis last spring wiped out the 2020 baseball season.

Thus, the Braves’ 27-0 defeat at Friday Harbor in their March 9 season opener and 12-2 loss at Coupeville last Frid...

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