WWCC picks up 1st sweep

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PENDLETON — Walla Walla Community College’s baseball team notched its first sweep against an NWAACC Eastern Region opponent here Saturday.

The Warriors defeated Blue Mountain, 8-2, in the first game of the scheduled league doubleheader, then finished off the sweep with a 13-0 blanking in the nightcap that improved their records to 7-5 in the East and 15-13 overall.

Jesse Houser, who had five of WWCC’s 22 hits on the day, led Walla Walla with three hits in game one.

The Warriors won the opener despite being outhit, 13-12.

WWCC’s Brandon Costello threw a complete-game, five-hit shutout in game two, a contest that was called after seven innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.

“It was nice to get two wins on a very windy and miserable day,” Walla Walla coach Dave Meliah said. “The guys did a nice job of not letting the conditions affect how they played.

“It was great to see Jesse Houser swing the bat well and break out a little bit,” Meliah said. “We backed up our pitchers nicely with some solid defense.”

The Warriors host Spokane for a league twin bill Wednesday at 1 p.m.

First Game

WWCC 301 201 001 — 8 12 0

BMCC 000 011 000 — 2 13 2

Campeau, Plew (5), Brockman (6), Dixon (9) and Holbrook; Rothing, Godina (7) and Dallas.

HR — WWCC: Gonzales.

Hits — WWCC: Houser 3, Poznanski 2, Holbrook 2, Jones 2, Toon, Gonzales, Neal; BMCC: Texidor 3, Gilbreaith 3,Gettman 2, Lippert 2, Lewis, Roberts, Davis.

Second Game

WWCC 103 422 1 — 13 10 1

BMCC 000 000 0 — 0 5 3

Costello and Holbrook; Rodriguez, Loy (4) and Texidor.

HR — WWCC: Neal.

Hits — WWCC: Salas 2, Houser 2, Rambur, Toon, Gonzales, B. Christina, Neal, Jones; BMCC: Gettman, Lippert, Texidor, Winter, Gilbreaith.

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