Thomas Bevington struck out nine batters over six innings to lift Columbia Basin to a 12-6 win at Walla Walla in the first game of an NWAACC East doubleheader.
The Warriors came back with a 13-5 win to force a split.
Braden Wolgamott went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and Jordan Webb added a double, a triple and two RBIs for CBC in the first game.
“(Bevington) threw a great game. He was getting all three pitches — slider, fastball, change — for strikes,” CBC coach Chris Staton said. “He did give up two homers, but it was super windy today.”
In the nightcap, three Hawks pitchers allowed 11 runs to the Warriors in the first three innings before Nathan Clark and Peyton Lutz were able to stop the bleeding. Richland graduate Cody Poznanski drove in four runs for Walla Walla with a double and a triple. He also scored three runs. Jarod Gonzales (Kennewick) went 4-for-5 with a double.
Tony Salas drove in five runs on the day for the Warriors, and Ryan Atkinson had six hits, including two doubles and a triple, for CBC.
“The guy who was supposed to start for us had a medical emergency this week, and our pitching was not great off the bat,” Salas said. “We could have rolled over, but we fought back and showed a little maturity.”
CBC 161 100 003 — 12 16 1
Walla Walla 120 001 002 — 6 6 3
Thomas Bevington, Logan Staudt (7), Steven Danek (9) and Braden Wolgamott; Jake Campeau, Michael Schmidt (4) and Jarrod Turner. Highlights—Dalton Johnson (CBC) 3x6, SB; Wolgamott (CBC) 3x5, 2B, 3 RBI; Travis Key (CBC) 2B, 2 RBI, 2R, SB; Zach Rapacz (CBC) 2x5, 2 2B, 2R; Kenton Brunson (CBC) 2B, HR, 2 R; Jordan Webb (CBC) 2x5, 2B, 3B, 2R, 2 RBI; Ryan Atkinson (CBC) 2x4, 2B; Tony Salas (WW) 2x3, 3B, HR, 2 RBI, 3R.
CBC 000 030 200 — 5 10 3
Walla Walla 335 002 00x — 13 17 2
Nico Face, Nate Sorenson (2), Garrett Weiss (3), Nathan Clark (3), Peyton Lutz (8) and Tim Sousley; Brandon Costello, Nick Brockman (6), Nick Bettinson (8) and Conner Holbrook. Highlights—Atkinson (CBC) 4x5, 2B, 3B; Daniel Besmer (CBC) 3x3; Jordan Feeney (CBC) 2 RBI; Brunson (CBC) 2B; Cody Poznanski (WW) 2x5, 2B, 3B, 3R, 4 RBI; Jarod Gonzales (WW) 4x5, 2B, 2R, SB; Corey Morris (WW) 2x5, 2R; Salas (WW) 2x3, 3 RBI; Ryan Rambur (WW) 2x5, 2R; Conner Holbrook (WW) 2x3, 2R, SB.