WENATCHEE - The Blue Mountain Timberwolf baseball team responded to a first game loss (11-1) with a 5-4 victory in 11 innings over Wenatchee Valley Community College Wednesday on the road.
BMCC is 2-4 in league (NWAAC) competition and 5-10 overall. Walla Walla Community College will visit Saturday for a noon doubleheader.
BMCC coach Brett Bryan said that he was happy with the way the team rallied for a critical win Wendesday, but frustrated with the lack of consistancy the team has displayed.
Nick Colborn started the opener and allowed seven hits, four runs (three earned) and struck out seven before giving way to Nick Carollo, who pitched the final two and 2/3 innings. Bryan said it was his best start of the season, but more improvement can be made.
Carollo allowed six earned runs and seven hits.
"We need consistancy," Bryan said, particularly in regards to the pitching staff.
He noted that two teams are tied in the NWAAC standings with BMCC and two others are 5-1, leaving the race wide open, if they can build on the second game win over Wenatchee Valley.
Brad Baker pitched four and 1/3 innings to earn the win, taking over for Andy Coats, who started the game.
The line-up was shuffeled by Bryan for the second game, inserting seven different starters from the first game.
"We played with a lot more energy," Bryan said. "They showed a lot of charactor."
From here, "we are going to go in one of two directions," he said. Saturday will be the first look at which direction that is.