PENDLETON — Michael Peterson pitched a complete-game, seven-hitter here Saturday as Walla Walla Community College notched a 5-2 victory over Blue Mountain in the first game of a Northwest Athletic Conference Eastern Region baseball doubleheader.
The Timberwolves rallied for four runs in the eighth inning of the nightcap and held on for a 9-8 win.
WWCC is now 12-10 in league play, 14-22 overall. Seven of its losses this season have come by one run.
Peterson struck out six and walked two during his route-going performance in game one.
Lane Hailey provided offensive spark for the visitors in the opener. He coaxed a two-out, bases-loaded walk in the first inning, slapped an RBI single in the fifth, and belted a lead-off home run in the ninth inning.
The Warriors led 7-5 prior to Blue Mountain’s eighth-inning uprising.
Walla Walla tallied once in the ninth inning, but left the bases loaded.
Kobe Morris had three hits for the Warriors in game two. Zach Berryman hit a two-run home run in the fifth.
The Warriors play at Treasure Valley on Wednesday.