Time now for our wrap from the colleges from the weekend. We by the way will have a community college update later today for you here.
-We begin with softball, and it was a busy weekend for one Hillary Barker. The Dartmouth senior, from Duvall, made a big impact in the Big Green’s four game weekend series with Brown. Dartmouth won the two games Saturday, but fell in both contests yesterday.
Most of Barker’s efforts came in the two games on Saturday. She hit homers in both contests, a 6-4 win in game one and 11-3 blowout in the nightcap. She also pitched both games, earning a save in the first game with a strikeout, and starting – and completing- the nightcap, giving up just five hits and only one earned run. Barker walked four and struck out two.
At the plate, Barker went a combined 4-6 in the two games Saturday, with the two homers, both solo shots, and also drove in three runs. She also went 2-4 in the nightcap yesterday with an RBI, and also pitched that contest, completing it as well, but instead of a win, it was a loss as she gave up three earned runs on 11 hits in a 4-3 defeat.
In other action, Thiel scored a doubleheader sweep on Saturday, with a 3-2 win in game one and 11-0 blowout in the nightcap, both wins over Geneva College. Tomcats freshman catcher Daniell Massengill went a combined 2-5 in the two games; the 2011 MSHS grad, from North Bend, scored twice and drove in another run.
Boston College fell in two of three to Virginia Tech on the weekend, with a doubleheader split on Saturday and a Hokie single game win Sunday. Ronnie Mae Ayers saw one pinch-hitting appearance for BC on Saturday; the sophomore from Duvall struck out in that at-bat.
Central Washington also was busy, falling in both games of a doubleheader to Western Oregon on Saturday and splitting a pair yesterday with Simon Fraser. Junior Kyleen Sweepe saw action in three of the four games; the North Bend product pinch-ran in two of the games, scoring a run in her appearance in the first game yesterday, then started at second base in the nightcap yesterday, but did not bat.
-Track and field saw some good results for a pair of Mount Si grads Saturday in Ellensburg at the Spike Arlt Invite. Central Washington senior Colin Alexander, from North Bend, scored a second-place finish in the men’s 400m (51.17 seconds) and also was part of the winning Wildcat entry in the 4x400m relay (3:25.28). Fellow Mount Si grad Brandon Roddewig, from Fall City, also competed in the meet, with a 17th place finish in the 100m (11.62) and a 19th place finish in the discus (96 ft.). He also ran the 110m hurdles, but was disqualified.
-Baseball saw a pair of wins for Texas Tech over Houston, 7-1 on Saturday, and 10-9 in extras yesterday, but Red Raider freshman Tim Proudfoot continues to struggle a bit at the plate, going 0-7 on the two games combined with a run scored on Saturday. The North Bend product has now seen his average drop below .300 as a result of his latest struggles.