PENDLETON? The Blue Mountain Community College spring programs had a rough day on the diamonds on Saturday.
The baseball team dropped its doubleheader to Walla Walla 8-2 and 13-0 in seven innings, and the softball team fell to Columbia Basin College in two, 7-3 and 15-3 in five innings.
All four games were NWAACC-East Region contests.
Both Timberwolves squads had chances to at least make things interesting in their opening games but watched rallies sputter and die late in the games.
The baseball team stranded 12 runners total in Game 1 and left the bases loaded in both the sixth and eighth innings, then left two on in the ninth.
The softball team looked like it still had some fight left trailing 6-1 in the sixth when Emile Holzerland stole home and then Angel Villalobos stroked a two-out double for another RBI.
But after CBC?(18-12, 11-7 East)?shut down that rally, the T-Wolves went down in order in the seventh.
Game 2 saw both clubs quickly fall behind before ending early due to the mercy rule.
The baseball team was already down 4-0 to Walla Walla (15-13, 7-5 East) put the game out of reach with a three-run home run off the bat of Ryan Neal. He finished the game with four RBIs.
The softball team answered Columbia Basins four first-inning runs with three of their own, but the Hawks kept up their offense when the Timberwolves (4-24, 2-16 East) fizzled and led 10-3 by the end of the third.
BMCC baseball (2-26, 0-12 East)?will play at Big Bend on Wednesday in a doubleheader that starts at 1 p.m. The softball teams next games are at the Yakima Crossover Tournament where theyll play four games over the weekend.