PASCO -- Taylor Nicholson and Arty Reyes turned in a pair of big-time starts and Columbia Basin College swept its way past Spokane on Saturday and into a tie for the NWAACC East Region crown.
The Hawks (32-12, 22-6) beat the Sasquatch 10-0 and 7-0 at CBC to pull into a first-place tie with Yakima Valley.
That gives CBC, which took three of four games off the Yaks during regional play, hosting rights to the East tournament this week as well as an automatic berth into the NWAACC tournament.
Nicholson threw seven innings and combined with Jon Rapose on a three-hitter. Reyes went the distance in the nightcap, striking out nine and allowing just four hits.
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Former Richland standout Chris Cecil had a big day at the plate, going 5-for-9 with a double and a triple. He emptied the bases with a triple to spur on the Hawks' six-run sixth inning to blow open Game 2.
Spokane 000 000 00 -- 0 3 2
Columbia Basin 102 133 01 -- 10 10 0
Two outs when 10-run rule called into play.
Allen, Olson (5) and Santos; Taylor Nicholson, Jon Rapose (8) and Cole McPherson, Craig McAlpin (7).
Highlights--Britt Hammer (CBC) 2x4; Alex Bushman (CBC) 3x4; Chris Cecil (CBC) 2x5, 2B; Chris Brunetti (CBC) 2x4, 3B.
Spokane 000 000 00 -- 0 4 1
Columbia Basin 000 006 1x -- 7 10 1
Game called for lightning.
Ott, Knutzen (6), Webber (8) and Jackson; Arty Reyes and McAlpin.
Highlights--Cecil (CBC) 3x4, 3R 3B; McAlpin (CBC) 2B; Austin Say (CBC) 2x3; Reyes (CBC) 9K.