MOSES?LAKE, Wash. The Blue Mountain Community College baseball picked up its first NWAACC?East Region win thanks to late bounty of runs in their opener against Big Bend Community College on Wednesday.
The Timberwolves scored all six of their runs in the eighth inning and then held on to beat the Vikings 6-4. The T-Wolves couldnt hang on in the night cap though and fell 7-4.
The big frame in Game 1 started for the T-Wolves (3-27, 1-3 East) with an out and a walk before Dean Gettman got things rolling with a single.
The next seven BMCC?batters put the ball in play, adding up to all four of BBCCs errors, two singles and one RBI groundout. Joe Texidor and Brandon Winter hit the singles for RBIs, and the rally ended with Brandon Davis getting tossed out on the base paths after he had driven in a run thanks to a BBCC?error.
Big Bend (8-18, 3-11 East) got one run back in the bottom of the frame when Rylie Josey scored from first on a Matt Noyola single, but Noyola was thrown out trying to stretch his single and a groundout ended the inning.
Dustin Lippert singled his way on base in the ninth for BMCC but was caught stealing, then Blue Mountain pitcher Cody Pollack stranded two BBCC runners in the bottom of the inning to finish his complete-game win.
Pollack finished with four strikeouts, five walks, and all four of BBCCs runs were earned.
The Vikings struck first in the night cap with a Chris Lacelle two-RBI single in the bottom of the first inning, then added a run in the second on a wild pitch.
The T-Wolves tied the score with a three-run Lippert home run in the third, then took a 4-3 lead in the sixth when Orlando Rodriguez followed Corleone Lewis double with one of his own, but the runs dried up there.
Big Bend went ahead for good with three runs in the top of the sixth. Lippert reached base in BMCCs ninth but was stranded.
Gettman pitched the entire game for BMCC and got the loss. Jordan Higley pitched six innings for BBCC and got the win. Chris Walker pitched the ninth for the save.
Blue Mountains next games are on Saturday when it plays at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Wash., in a doubleheader that starts at 1 p.m.