Edmonds Community College baseball team beats Everett, Wenatchee

NEW_tritonThe Edmonds Community College baseball team’s offense put up double-digit runs two more times on Saturday in a 11-6 win over Everett and a 10-2 victory over hosts Wenatchee Valley.

It was the fourth straight game that the Tritons (6-1) posted at least 10 runs.

Edmonds scored in the first five innings of its morning tilt with Everett. A three-run first was followed by a run in the second, two in the third, one in the fourth and a four-spot in the fifth.

The Trojans plated runs in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth but the scoring came to an end once relievers Josh Evans and Alex Kuniyoshi got on the mound. Evans tossed a scoreless seventh with Kuniyoshi throwing two perfect frames.

Colin Samuelson started for Edmonds and lasted four innings before giving way to Austin Lee (1-0). Lee toed the rubber for two frames, giving up one earned run.

Jake Thomas (0-1) was Everett’s starter. He was hit around for seven runs (four earned) in just three innings.

The Edmonds offense collected 15 hits. Kyle Olson, TJ Florentine and Ryan Budnick each had three hits with Olson and Budnick driving in three runs apiece. Matt Becker and Ryan Archibald were both 2-for-4.

The offense didn’t slow down in the nightcap with Wenatchee Valley, though it took awhile. After three scoreless frames the Tritons scored three times in the top of the fourth to take a 3-0 lead and support starter Zach Johnson’s efforts.

Florentine started the rally with a walk. He then stole second, reached third on an error and scored on a wild pitch. Budnick also walked and scored on a wild pitch. Tyler Baker followed with a single and stole second in front of a RBI hit by Ben Roquet.

Roquet would double and score on a ground out by Keanu Puha in the seventh to put Edmonds up 4-1. A six-run eighth put the game in control of Edmonds and up the team’s win streak to six. Wenatchee Valley (0-3) ended the day’s scoring with a run in the bottom of the ninth.

Matt Becker and Tyler Reeves three in relief of Johnson. Puha, Roquet and Brian Orendor would each drive in two runs for the Tritons. Roquet and Connor Plaisance had two hits apiece.

Edmonds has a few days off before hosting Vancouver Island for a twinbill at Triton Field on Saturday, March 15. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.

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