Walla Walla Community College

Warriors take two from Blue Mountain

Walla Walla Community College doubled up visiting Blue Mountain in a pair of Northwest Athletic Conference Eastern Region baseball games Saturday afternoon at Warrior Field.

WWCC stormed back from a 6-1 deficit in the opener to post a 12-6 victory.

Walla Walla built a 6-0 lead after three innings of game two before hanging on for a 6-3 triumph.

 The Warriors improved to 3-1 in league and 13-4 overall with Saturday’s sweep.

“Any time you get a sweep in league, it’s a good day,” WWCC coach Dave Meliah said. “A sweep in the East. We’ll take it.”

WWCC drew first blood in the first inning of game one on an infield grounder by Cameron Walker that scored Steven Sordahl from third. Sordahl led off the frame with a single and advanced to third on a two-base error.

The Timberwolves scored four unearned runs in the second inning and added two more tallies in the third to build their early five-run spread.

Walla Walla got a run back in the fourth when Sordahl bounced a two-out RBI single to left.

The Warriors retook the lead thanks to a six-run, three-hit rally in the fifth inning. Garrett March brought home the first run with a single, Ryan Riepma drew a bases-loaded walk, and a passed ball brought WWCC within one.

Walla Walla tied the score on an error by BMCC second baseman Logan Cordeiro, and went up 8-6 on a two-run single by Dylan Wilbert.

“You try to get on base any way you can,” Meliah said. “It was one guy playing off the other guy.”

Larry Dewitt lifted a sixth-inning sacrifice fly the upped the Warriors’ advantage to three, 9-6.

Josh Kutzke padded WWCC’s lead in the seventh when he smashed a 1-2 pitch from Timberwolves’ reliever Spencer Cordeiro over the left-field fence for a two-run home run that brought the score to 11-6.

March was issued a bases-loaded free pass and Blake Macdonald contributed a sacrifice fly in the first inning of the nightcap that staked Walla Walla to a 2-0 edge.

Kutzke blasted a two-run homer to start a four-run third inning. An error led to another run and Dewitt made it 6-0 with a run-scoring infield hit.

Warrior starter Griffin Davis had Blue Mountain no hit through four innings before giving up two runs and five hits in the fifth.

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