MOSES LAKE -- Kolby Haliewicz smacked a three-run homer in the first inning, Zach Rapacz added a two-run double in the fifth, and the Columbia Basin Hawks topped Big Bend 6-4 on Saturday to forge a split with the host Vikings in an NWAACC East doubleheader.
Nico Lytle threw six strong innings for CBC, giving up five hits, a walk and one run while striking out four. Nicco Moreno had a double and a homer for Big Bend.
CBC waited too long to get the offense going in the first game, a 9-7 loss. The Hawks scored five runs in the top of the night to draw near, thanks in part to an RBI triple from Matt Minnich and an RBI double by Erick Raynes.
Minnich hit well, finishing 4-for-10 with two doubles and the triple.
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The Hawks are back home Wednesday, taking on Spokane in a pair starting at 1 p.m.
Columbia Basin 000 001 015 -- 7 12 2
Big Bend 120 010 32x -- 9 8 0
Jon Rapose, Travis Fuller (3), Brandon Gifford (8), Derik Briggs (8), Authin Thornhill (8) and Craig McAlpin; Cody Vandever, Syd Hall (8), Shafer (9) and Noyola. Highlights--Joey Jansen (CBC) 2x5, SB; Seth Lochridge (CBC) 3x5; Matt Minnich (CBC) 2x5, 2B, 3B; Erick Raynes (CBC) 2B.
Columbia Basin 300 020 010 -- 6 11 1
Big Bend 000 001 030 -- 4 10 0
Nico Lytle, Trevor Dunlap (7), Arty Reyes (8) and Jake Azevedo, McAlpin (7); Daniels, Barton (5), Castellano (9) and Noyola. Highlights--Minnich (CBC) 2x5, 2B; Kolby Haliewicz (CBC) 3-R HR; Azevedo (CBC) 3x3, 2B; Zach Rapacz (CBC) 2-R 2B; Larry Price-Lomas (CBC) 2x4; Nicco Moreno (BB) 2x5, 2B, HR; Rossman (BB) 2x3.