WALLA WALLA -- Eric Raynes hit a two-run single and Mike Sulser, Nick Wilkins and Brennan Steinbaugh combined for three shutout innings of relief as Columbia Basin College topped Blue Mountain Community College 8-3 during a nonleague doubleheader in Walla Walla.
In the nightcap, the Hawks rallied for three runs in the ninth inning but fell short in a 5-4 loss to Walla Walla. McKenzie Acker struck out six batters in four innings of relief for CBC, but the offense struggled to put runs across.
"We left a ton of guys on base," said Hawks coach Steve Farrington after the team stranded at least one runner every inning -- 16 in all.
Justin Windsor highlighted a four-run first inning for Walla Walla with a two-run single.
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CBC 200 001 203 -- 8 8 1
Blue Mountain 001 011 000 -- 3 7 6
Arturo Reyes, Chris Cecil (5), Mike Sulser (7), Nick Wilkins (8), Brennan Steinbaugh (9) and Craig McAlpin, Skyler Schiller (7), Cole McPherson (9); Christensen, West (6) and Smith. Highlights--Bernetti (CBC) 2x2; Lockridge (CBC) RBI, Dunlop (CBC) RBI; Eric Raynes (CBC) 2-run single; Walch (BM) 2x3; Norman (BM) 3B.
CBC 001 000 003 -- 4 8 0
Walla Walla. 401 000 000 -- 5 7 1
Michael Garza, McKenzie Acker (3), Matt Reinstra (7), Bryan Duncan (8) and McPherson; Jordan, Paulson (5), Renner (9) and Sani. Highlights--Acker (CBC) 2x5; Brittan Hammer (CBC) 2x3; Nico Face (CBC) PH RBI single; Bonczyk (WW) 2x4; Kopacz (WW) 2x4.