The Shoreline Community College Baseball Team split a doubleheader with Edmonds Community College on Sunday at Meridian Park in Shoreline, WA, losing the first game 3-1 in extra innings and winning the second game 5-1. With the four game split against the #8 ranked team, EDCC, SCC moved into contention for the NWAACC Northern Region Playoffs.
Only 2 games separate 3rd place and 5th place. Currently, Douglas College is in third place with a 8-8 region mark, Skagit Valley is in 4th place with a 7-9 record and SCC and Bellevue College are tied for 5th place with 6-10 records. The top four teams make the region playoffs. There are two more weekends left to the season, with each team in contention playing 8 more region games. SCC plays Skagit Valley this weekend and finishes with last place Olympic College.
Game 1: The game was a pitching dual between SCC's Nic Van Der Ven and Edmonds Kevin Sheets for 4 innings with neither team scoring. EDCC moved ahead in the top of the 5th with a single run. SCC tied it up in the bottom of the 7th (7 inning game) and had the winning run on second with 1 out and 3rd with two outs, but could not score. Edmonds scored two runs in the top of 8th to win the game as SCC could not answer in the bottom of the inning.
Game 2: SCC's Jason Shaw was dominant and ran his record for the
year to 7-1. Shaw spread 7 hits over 9 innings and struckout 7 with 3 walks. The Dolphins pounded out 12 hits and scored three runs in the first two innings that Edmonds could not answer, with Josh Fitch leading the way with 3 hits including a double. Skyler Frasier and Mitch Hoveke added two hits each. Frasier had 2 RBIs and Hoveke scored two runs.
SCC is now 18-16 overall and 6-10 in the NWAACC Northern Region. SCC travels to Skagit Valley College on Saturday to play the Cardinals at 1:00pm. The Dolphins return home on Sunday to play Skagit Valley at Meridian Park at 3:00pm.