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WWCC Softball rolls to sweep of Columbia Basin

PASCO — Walla Walla Community College won a Northwest Athletic Conference softball doubleheader here at Columbia Basin on Wednesday.

The Warriors rallied in the seventh inning to force extras before pulling off a 7-4 win in nine in the opener, and then completed the sweep with a 7-0 victory in the nightcap.

“We had a great fighting spirit, coming back to take the first game,” WWCC coac Justin Speer said. “Thing weren’t going that great for us early on. We made some costly mistakes, but then we were able to get back in it, get some momentum, and do what we needed […]

WWCC takes care of Wenatchee twice

Walla Walla Community College’s baseball team ended the home portion of its 2017 schedule Saturday afternoon by sweeping a Northwest Athletic Conference East Region doubleheader from last-place Wenatchee Valley at Warrior Field.

WWCC knocked off the Knights in the opener, 12-1, behind a 12-hit attack and four-hit pitching by Robby Heiberg.

Walla Walla built an early 4-0 lead in the nightcap before holding on for an 8-5 triumph.

The Warriors improved to 15-9 in league and 23-15 overall while dropping WVC (3-21, 3-31) deeper into the abyss of the East standings.

Walla Walla used an eight-run second inning to obliterate a 1-0 deficit and […]

Warrior Men finish strong at Liberty Lake

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.  — Walla Walla’s men’s team shot 292 and matched the best score of the day here Sunday at the MeadowWood Golf Course during the second and final round of the Bigfoot Invitational golf tournament.

But the Warriors began the day eight shots off the pace and the best they could do was climb two rungs in the team standings to finish fourth in the final Northwest Athletic Conference tournament of the regular season.

North Idaho began the day in third place, two shots behind Bellevue and Southwest Oregon after Saturday’s round at Liberty Lake Golf Course. But the Cardinals […]

Warriors win opener against Blue Mountain

Walla Walla Community College came within three outs of sweeping Blue Mountain Community College in NWAC East baseball doubleheader action here Saturday.

The Warriors got solid pitching from Robby Heiberg, six strikeouts in 6 + innings, and Dimick Wood, plus a two run home run from Josh Kutzke to beat the Timberwolves 7-4 in the opener.

The nightcap was all Jacob Haas for seven innings. The Warrior starter blanked the Timberwolves for seven innings on only two hits while striking out six.

The Warriors used a run-scoring single from Larry DeWitt in the first and a sac fly from Brandon Wagstaff in the […]

Warriors win in extra innings to earn split with Columbia Basin

Walla Walla Community College split a doubleheader with Columbia Basin in Northwest Athletic Conference East Region baseball action here on Saturday.

The Warriors lost the first game, 5-2, before bouncing back with a 7-6 victory in 13 innings.

“Our guys just kept scratching and clawing and believing that something great was going to happen,” Warriors coach Dave Meliah said. “We got a lucky break too, when (Robby) Heiberg’s double in the 12th got lost in the lights and we were able to tie it up. But, the guys never gave up. I’m really happy for Justin Macdonald. He’s a guy who doesn’t […]

WWCC splits with Yakima

Walla Walla Community College and Yakima Valley started and ended a crucial baseball doubleheader on Wednesday tied for second place, even as East Region standings shifted slightly in the Northwest Athletic Conference.

Yakima handed the Warriors a 6-5 come-from-behind loss in the first game, before Walla Walla bounced back with a 10-2 victory, at WWCC’s Tausick Way field.

Walla Walla (17-11 overall) and Yakima now both have 9-5 records in the league — only now they’re a half-game farther behind first-place Columbia Basin (11-3 in the East), which picked up back-to-back wins at Spokane on Wednesday.

Fourth-place Treasure Valley (8-6 in the East), […]

Warriors bounce back to beat Wenatchee and earn split

WENATCHEE — Walla Walla Community College’s baseball team split a Northwest Athletic Conference Eastern Region baseball doubleheader with Wenatchee Valley here Saturday.

The Knights, behind the three-hit pitching of Connor Cardinel, rolled to an 11-0 victory  in game one — a contest called after six-and-a-half innings due to the mercy rule.

WWCC rebounded for a 7-1 triumph in the nightcap. Results were not available at press time.

“We didn’t show up ready to play in game one and Wenatchee took it to us,” Walla Walla coach Dave Meliah said. “We competed a lot harder in game two and Carson did a great job […]

WWCC plays to split with Sasquatch

It took nearly seven hours to accomplish very little Thursday in NWAC East Region baseball action.

Walla Walla Community College used a four-run sixth inning to overcome a three-run deficit, and went on to defeat Spokane, 6-4, in the opener.

It took the Sasquatch 15 innings to pull out a 3-2 win in the nightcap to gain a split.

Spokane and Walla Walla entered Thursday play tied for the East Region lead at 6-2. The two teams left Thursday tied for the East Region lead at 7-3.

“It’s always nice to get one,” Warrior coach Dave Meliah said. “But when you win that first […]

Victorino paces WWCC at Hawk Invite

RICHLAND — Walla Walla Community College’s Lauren Victorino finished the Hawk Invitational tied with Madi Brown of North Idaho atop the individual leaderbaord here at Horn Rapids Golf Course on Monday.

Victorino needed only 77 strokes — five over par — including four birdies to complete the course before squaring off with Brown in a sudden death playoff at the first hole.

However a long approach resulted in Victorino two-putting, while Brown hit the green to score a par 4 and clinch the first-place medal.

“Lauren played her career best today,” Walla Walla coach Mike Rostollan said. “After good drives, Lauren’s approach was […]

Schoessler leads Warriors to sweep of Spokane

Walla Walla High grad Brandi Schoessler picked up a pair of softball victories in the circle for Walla Walla Community College on the Warriors’ field on Sunday.

In the opener of the NWAC East Region matchup against Spokane, Schoessler had two strikeouts and won a five-inning decision, 11-2, over the Sasquatch.

In the nightcap, Schoessler relieved starter Anna Williams in the first inning and hand three strikeouts as she led WWCC to a 9-6 victory.

Warrior Erin Ware led the offense with four hits in the doubleheader.

Lyndzie Parker had a home run for WWCC in the first game.

The Warriors are now 11-5 in […]