Braves rally, nip Loggers in extra innings


March 27, 2024

Baseball player swings at a pitch

Madoc Hiller

Charley Jackson takes a swing in the pitchers' duel between La Conner and Darrington on March 22. The Braves battled back from a 2-0 deficit to win 3-2 in extra innings.

Being better armed proved the difference for La Conner as the Braves edged Darrington 3-2 in a classic pitcher's duel at home March 22.

La Conner hurlers Nathan Bailey and Kenai Zimmerman combined to one-hit the Loggers and fan 14 batters while yielding just a pair of unearned runs in the NW2B/1B debut for both clubs.

Bailey, who threw 83 pitches, struck out 10 and gave up just one safety – a ground-ball single in the fourth inning that caromed off the third base bag and advanced a Darrington runner who later scored with a theft of the plate.

Zimmerman came on in the sixth inning with La Conne...

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