Baseball

WWCC sweeps Grays Harbor

After a pair of disheartening losses to Linn-Benton on Saturday, Walla Walla bounced back with a purpose Sunday and swept Grays Harbor 12-3 and 16-3 in a non-league community college baseball doubleheader at Warriors Field.

“It was good to put up some runs,” WWCC coach Dave Meliah said. “We swung the bats all right and they helped us out by making some errors.”

Grays Harbor came into the doubleheader with a 1-13 record and was guilty of four defensive errors in the first game and had five miscues in the second. 

The Warriors, who bumped their season record back above .500 to 8-6, […]

Linn-Benton takes two from Warriors

Walla Walla Community College chased the Roadrunners all day here Saturday in NWAC non-conferenc baseball action. Linn-Benton raw away with two wins, pulling out 8-5 and 10-7 wins over the Warriors.

The Warriors, with single runs in the first three innings, led 3-1 after three in the opener. The Roadrunners chipped away to narrow the gap to 4-3 after five.

LBCC exploded for four in the sixth, and the Warriors didn’t have a response on this day.

Colton Cosner led the Roadrunners with three hits as Linn Benton pounded out 13 hits in taking game one.

Larry DeWitt, Brandon Wagstaff, and Futa Ikuma led […]

Warrior Baseball splits with Prairie

Walla Walla and Prairie Baseball Academy split a collegiate baseball doubleheader Sunday at Warriors Field on the Walla Walla Community College campus.

The Warriors claimed the first game 8-0 but lost the nightcap 9-4 to see their season record settle at 6-4.

“I thought we did a good job of swinging the bats in situations today,” WWCC coach Dave Meliah said. “We moved some runners around and got guys in when we got them in scoring position. And Jarrod Molnaa did a great of owning the strike zone,” Meliah added of his starting pitcher in the first game.

Molnaa was relieved by Carson […]

Warriors bounce back to win game two over Shoreline

Walla Walla bounced back from a 15-4 hammering in the first game of a Northwest Athletic Conference baseball doubleheader Sunday at Warriors Field to defeat visiting Shoreline 6-3 in the nightcap.

Larry Dewitt and Brandon Wagstaff collected two hits each to key the WWCC win. Robby Heiberg pitched four shutout innings to earn the win and Jax Evenhus pitched the last two to earn the save.

“It was nice to see us bounce back after getting it handed to us in the first game,” Warriors coach Dave Meliah said. “We took a step in the right direction of figuring out how to […]

Brooks sac-fly caps 9th inning rally for Warrior Baseball

Taylor Brooks capped a two-run, ninth-inning rally with a sacrifice fly as Walla Walla Community College captured a 4-3 victory over Tacoma in the opening game of a Northwest Athletic Conference baseball doubleheader Saturday afternoon at soggy and sloppy Warrior Field.

The Titans led 2-1 when the second contest was halted due to rain after seven innings.

WWCC is now 4-2 on the season.

Walla Walla managed just two hits off Tacoma starting pitcher Garrett Westberg through seven innings of the opener before scoring twice in the eighth. Reid Magnaghi and Colton Peha delivered the tallies with RBI singles.

Warrior catcher Futa Ikuma tied […]

Warrior Baseball has nine players named to All Star teams

The Warrior Baseball team has announced that nine different players earned various post-season All Star honors. The Warriors finished with a 27-18 record and in 4th place in the East Region. They won their first two games in the North Super Regional Tournament before falling in the regional final. The players who were honored are listed below.

 

Steven Sordahl – All-NWAC Gold Glove, East Region 1st Team OF, East Region Gold Glove, All-Academic

Blake Macdonald – All-NWAC 2nd Team, East Region 1st Team Infield

Cameron Walker – East Region 1st Team Utility, All-Academic

Dylan Wilbert – East Region 2nd Team Catcher, East Region Gold Glove, […]

Warriors sweep Yaks, earn Regional berth

Walla Walla Community College needed to sweep its baseball doubleheader on the last day of the regular season in order to edge out Big Bend for the last chance to play at least one more week.

First-place Yakima Valley stood in the way.

The Warriors made the Yaks pay, as Walla Walla pitchers threw back-to-back shutouts, 7-0 and 8-0, edging an idle Big Bend by a single game for the fourth and final playoff berth in the Northwest Athletic Conference’s East Region here Monday.

WWCC next plays Friday against Chemeketa of the South Region, either at Skagit Valley or Bellevue. The site and […]

Walker named Baseball Pitcher of the Week

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Bowen Ogata – Mt. Hood, Sophomore, Catcher
Ogata helped the Saints to three wins on 6 for 8 hitting (.750 BA) with 2 doubles, 2 runs and 7 RBIs. He also reached base another 4 times on 2 walks and 2 HBP.

Ogata is currently in the league top twenty in batting average (.337) and RBIs (21).
Cameron Walker – Walla Walla, Sophomore, Pitcher-Utility
Walker powered the Warriors to a 1-0 shutout over 5th-Ranked Yakima Valley. He tossed 7 strikeouts in eight innings of work while allowing just 4 hits and 2 walks.

Walker is now 4-2 on the season with a 3.09 ERA […]

Warriors beat Blue Mountain

PENDLETON — Josh Kutzke capped a six-run, eighth-inning rally with a three-run home run as Walla Walla Community College topped Blue Mountain, 12-8, in the first game of a Northwest Athletic Conference Eastern Region baseball doubleheader here Saturday.

Dylan Wilbert had three hits and reliever Caleb Custer pitched no-hit ball during innings seven through nine in the nightcap as the Warriors completed the sweep with a 12-8 triumph.

WWCC moved to 9-7 in the East and 19-10 overall.

“It was a great day to be a hitter with the way the wind was blowing,” WWCC coach Dave Meliah said. “Both teams swung the […]

WWCC gets split with Yakima

YAKIMA — Walla Walla Community College pitchers Cameron Walker and Lowden Smith, a Dayton High School graduate, together shut out first-place Yakima Valley, 1-0, in the nightcap to salvage a split of their Northwest Athletic Conference East Region baseball doubleheader here Wednesday.

Warriors catcher Dylan Wilbert singled home Colton Peha in the eighth inning for the game’s only run in WWCC’s victory.

The fifth-place Warriors (17-10 overall, 7-7 in the division) had suffered a 9-5 loss in the first game, with Yakima Valley scoring five runs in the first inning.

Walker answered with eight scoreless innings in the nightcap, matching Yakima Valley righty Isaac […]