The Columbia Basin College baseball team fell out of first place in the NWAC East on Wednesday, losing to host Yakima Valley 4-2 and 5-4.
The nightcap went 10 innings, with Tanner Parker hitting the walkoff RBI single for the Yaks (16-8, 6-0 NWAC East).
The Hawks (17-5, 4-2) dropped into a tie for third place with Big Bend. Walla Walla (15-4, 5-1) is in second after beating Wenatchee Valley 10-0 and 6-2.
In Game 1, Yakima Valley scored three runs in the first, chasing CBC starter Nathan Buckner. Andrew Willmon finished out the game, allowing three hits and one run in seven innings, but CBC’s single runs in the fifth and sixth innings weren’t enough.
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Michael Wyatt and Logan Green each went 2-for-4 in Game 2 for the Hawks, who took a 4-3 lead in the seventh before Yakima Valley tied it in the eighth.
Highlights: Zack Chamberlain (CBC) 2x4, R; Michael Wyatt (CBC) 1x3, SB; Brendan McClary (CBC) 2x3, 2B; Andrew Willmon (CBC) 7IP-3H-1R-1ER-3BB-1K; Colin Cinkovich (YV) 2x3, R, RBI; Parker Depasquale (YV) 2x3, 3 RBIs, SB; Chris Petrosie (YV) 7IP-3H-2R-1ER-1BB-3K; Dakota Weindell (YV) 2IP-4H-0R-0BB-1K.
Highlights: Wyatt (CBC) 2x4, 2B, R; Damon Nester (CBC) 2B; Logan Green (CBC) 2x4, 2 2Bs, R, RBI; Tanner Simpson (CBC) 2B, 2 RBIs; Kasey Bailey (YV) 2x6, R; Tanner Parker (YV) 3x6, 2R, RBI; Alec Chaney (YV) 2B, 2 RBIs, 2 SBs; Isaac Mitchum (YV) 6IP-6H-3R-3BB-4K.
CBC sophomore Kayla Andrews (Richland) was named an NWAC Softball Player of the Week.
Andrews batted .579 and reached base 14 times in 19 at-bats. She had four doubles, four home runs and 16 RBIs, and scored 11 runs.
Andrews is No. 1 in the NWAC in home runs (14) and RBIs (56), and is second in doubles (10) and third in hits (36). As a pitcher, she is first in the NWAC in wins (18) and strikeouts (142).