College baseball scoreboard

We have a lot to get to this morning, with college action the past two days for you here. We’ll feature baseball only in this item, with the rest in another writeup soon.

Pierce College 7, Columbia Basin 4: The first game of two yesterday saw four Valleyites get starts for CBC in the contest. Mount Si grad Tanner Simpson, from North Bend, was 1-4 with a run scored and a defensive putout playing center field, while fellow ex-Cat Gunnar Buhner, from Fall City, was 1-4 with a run scored, run batted in, a putout, three assists, and a part in a double play defensively playing second base. A third former MSHS’er, Joey Cotto, was 0-2 but had four defensive putouts playing right field. Cedarcrest grad Colton Sandhofer, from Duvall, was 0-3 as CBC’s DH. Cotto and Buhner are sophomores, while Simpson and Sandhofer are freshmen. Buhner was making his Columbia Basin debut in the contest; he transferred from Abilene Christian University in Texas during the offseason.

Montana State-Billings 14, Central Washington 6: In Ellensburg, the Yellowjackets opened a twinbill with a win; junior second baseman Ryan Atkinson, from North Bend and a MSHS alum, was 0-3 at the plate, but recorded a putout and four assists defensively as the second baseman for Central. Carnation junior Travis Cook, a Cedarcrest HS grad, was not treated well by the MSUB bats in his one inning of relief pitching for the Wildcats; Cook allowed four runs, all earned, on four hits, and saw his earned run average balloon to 10.29. He, fortunately, did not receive a decision. Neither player played the nightcap of the doubleheader, won by Central 13-4.

California 4, Kansas State 2: Kansas State’s home series this weekend was called due to weather, so the Wildcats headed to the Bay Area instead to open a series with the Pac-12’s Bears, who proved to be a challenge in the opener last night. Senior center fielder Max Brown, from North Bend and a 2011 Mount Si HS alum, was 0-4 for KSU, but did record a pair of putouts on defense.

Arizona State 5, Gonzaga 2: ASU took care of the Bulldogs to close out a tournament yesterday down in Phoenix; junior shortstop Dustin Breshears, from North Bend, was 1-4 for the ‘Zags, recording two putouts and five assists defensively. Breshears is a 2011 MSHS alum.

Skagit Valley CC 10, Langley Blaze 0: SVCC downed the visitors from Canada in a non-conference contest in Mount Vernon. Ex-MSHS catcher Joe Done, from North Bend, DH’d for Skagit in the contest and went 0-4.

Santa Clara 5, Eastern Michigan 3: North Bend junior Reece Karalus, a 2012 Mount Si HS grad, came in and did what he does best – slam the door shut on an opposing offense in the ninth inning. He pitched 2/3 of that inning, striking out two to earn a save, his third of the spring, to lock up a Bronco home win over the visitors from the Detroit area in Santa Clara, CA.

Columbia Basin 5, Pierce College 0: The nightcap of the NWAC twinbill in Pasco saw Simpson go 1-3 with an RBI, three putouts and five assists defensively, and the freshman was part of two double plays on defense for CBC playing second base.

Baseball (Friday results)
Columbia Basin 6, Blue Mountain CC 5: CBC opened the season with four Valleyites getting debuts. Simpson was 0-4 with a walk, run scored, and was involved in a double play on defense working second base. Sandhofer, playing right field, was 0-3, but also walked once, scored a run, and made three plays on defense. Cotto played as a late-inning replacement at first base, recording one putout on defense and an RBI despite going 0-1. MSHS grad Connor Swift, entering his sophomore season with Columbia Basin, pitched two innings of relief, allowing an earned run on three walks, striking out one, with no decision. Swift is from North Bend.

Cal State Bakersfield 6, Gonzaga 4: Breshears went 1-3 with three assists playing shortstop for the Zags in their loss to CSUB in Phoenix.

Columbia Basin 7, Blue Mountain 6: CBC took the nightcap of the twinbill against their rivals from nearby Pendleton, OR, with a couple of big games offensively from ex-MSHS’ers. Simpson went 3-5 with a double, three runs scored and an RBI to lead Columbia Basin, who also had a double, run scored and RBI as part of a 2-5 game from Cotto. Sandhofer drove in a run as well despite going 0-2.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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