Walla Walla Community College

Hawks take two from Warriors

Columbia Basin limited Walla Walla Community College to three runs here Saturday in NWAC East Region baseball action. The Hawks swept the Warriors 4-1 and 3-2 in 11 innings.

The Warriors scored in the fifth inning of the opener as Garrett March singled and eventually came around to score on a balk, but that is all the Warriors could muster off Tanner Simpson.

The Warriors got even in the night cap with a March double in the home fifth. A ground out and a wild pitch got March home to tie the game at 1-1 after five.

In the seventh, Steve Sordahl got the Warriors even again with an RBI single in the home seventh, but both teams went scoreless until the Hawks took the lead in the 11th.

The Warriors wasted Griffin Davis’s pitching effort in the second game loss. Davis went nine, scattering 10 hits striking out four and walking none.

“Our starting pitchers threw their tails off,” WWCC coach Dave Meliah said. “But when you go 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position and you make seven or eight base running mistakes, you end up on the short end of the stick after two games.”

The Warriors drop to 6-6 in the East and travel to Yakima Wednesday.

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