Walla Walla Community College

Warriors drop games to CBC, Edmonds

EDMONDS, Wash. — Three one-run losses and a shutout defeat piled on to Walla Walla’s early season of baseball discontent here over the weekend.


The Warriors, unable to play — or practice — on their home diamond because of the lingering snowfields, went on the road for rescheduled games for the second consecutive weekend and came home empty-handed.


Walla Walla, which lost four less competitive games to Chemeketa and Linn-Benton the previous weekend in Salem, Ore., dropped games to Columbia Basin and host Edmonds by identical 5-4 scores here Saturday at Triton Field. 


And they suffered a 7-6 decision to Columbia Basin Sunday before coming up short 5-0 to Edmonds to close out the weekend.


The Warriors are now 0-8 for the season and they will head west of the Cascades again this coming weekend for a pair of non-league twin bills. Walla Walla takes on Lower Columbia in Longview, Wash., Saturday at noon and will face Mount Hood Sunday in Gresham, Ore., with the first pitch slated for noon.


Walla Walla took a 4-3 lead into the bottom of the ninth inning against Edmonds on Saturday. But the Tritons scored twice in the inning to snatch the victory, with the winning run crossing the plate on a balk by WWCC reliever Nick Zehner.


Warriors starting pitcher Michael Peterson allowed three runs on four hits over five innings and registered seven strikeouts. Spencer Schwehr tossed three innings of scoreless relief, yielding just one hit and striking out three.


Kyle Corrigan and Brayden Hirai each doubled in the game for WWCC. Corrigan scored once and drove in a run and Hirai scored a pair of runs.


Saturday’s loss to Columbia Basin was nearly the opposite for WWCC, which was blanked on one hit by CBC starting pitcher Shane Martin for seven innings but then plated four runs in the final two frames to nearly pull out the victory against the Hawks bullpen.


Walla Walla collected just three hits in the game, including a double by Sergio Midili, who also scored once and drove in a run. Ethan Etter, Carson Green and Kyle Corrigan also picked up RBIs in the loss.


Zehner, a freshman out of Wa-Hi, was also charged with the loss in Sunday’s 7-6 defeat at the hands of CBC. Zehner allowed two runs in the eighth and one in the ninth as the Hawks rallied from a 6-4 deficit.


The Warriors managed just four hits in that game. Christian Berry tripled and scored a run, Brandon Wagstaff singled home a run and Chad Martin chased home a run with a sacrifice fly.


Luke Tedrick tossed seven scoreless innings for Edmonds in its 5-0 victory over Walla Walla. He allowed four hits, walked two and struck out six.


Wagstaff singled twice for two of WWCC’s five hits. Green, Corrigan and Berry had the other three hits, all singles.


Edmonds also defeated Columbia Basin twice over the weekend, 10-3 and 2-1, and improved its season record to 11-2. The Hawks are now 2-2 on the season.

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