The Shoreline Community College Baseball team enjoyed a solid weekend of performance on Saturday and Sunday, as the Dolphins went 3-1 against Grays Harbor Community College.
On Saturday, SCC traveled to Lacy, WA to face the Chokers and split a double header with GHCC. SCC won a 9-8 but dropped a 3-2 game to home standing Chokers. In the 9-8 win, SCC went out to a 9-5 lead after 6 innings, but had to hold off a GHCC rally in the ninth to win by one. Henry McAree picked up the win for SCC while Aaron Rose came in for the save. Kainoai Ahsing-Kanhanui had three hits for SCC, including a double, and Luke Merkel homered. In game two, SCC was held to 6 hits, Danny Cavanaugh with 3 and Joshua Fitch two, as the Chokers scored in the bottom of the 9th for the victory.
On Sunday at Meridian Park In Shoreline, SCC was down 2-1 in the 8th inning, but rallied for 6 runs in the bottom of the inning to win 7-2. Luke Merkel had two hits, including a triple and scored 2 runs, and Kainoai Ahsing-Kanhanui had a double. SCC pitcher Nick VAn Der Ven after giving up two runs in the first inning, threw 8 shutout innings for the win.
In game two, SCC broke open a tight game with 3 runs in the 7th and 7 runs in 8th to win 11-1. Luke Merkel, Kainoai Ahsing-Kanhanui and Luis Delmar had 2 hits each and Jason Shaw picked up his 3rd win of the season, allowing 3 hits in 8 innings of work.
SCC is now 7-3 on the season, already bettering their 6 win total for the 2012 season. SCC will burn up I-5 next weekend, playing the Western Washington Club Team in Bellingham on Saturday and then facing Chemeketa and Treasure Valley CCs in Salem, OR on Sunday.