Monday, June 22, 2015

EdCC Wins Maury Ray Athletic Director's Cup



The NWAC announced the two winners of its 2015 Athletic Director's Cup (Dr. Maury Ray Cup) at the annual Hall of Fame Banquet and Awards Dinner on June 4. Taking the Dick McClain Division (schools with seven or less sports) was Edmonds Community College.

"We are very pleased to have won this award," said EdCC athletic Director Jorge de la Torre. "It's gratifying to see all of the hard work put in by coaches and student-athletes pay off. I think this is just the start and I hope to see the Cup reside at Edmonds for a long time."

The NWAC awards its Athletic Director’s Cup to the school that performs the best in each of the conference’s 15 men’s and women’s championships.  Points are awarded in order of finish, equal to the number of teams that participate in each sport (i.e. 28 teams the scale would start at 28)  and are averaged between a team’s regular season finish and its NWAC championship finish.  

Teams  that do not qualify for a postseason tournament, receive postseason points equal to their regular season  finish.  Ties are not broken but instead are averaged between the tied teams. Cups are awarded to winners of two divisions (Frank Bosone division-large schools-8-15 sports offered and the Dick McClain division- small schools 1-7 sports offered).

Edmonds CC teams won three North Region titles in 2014-15, with four of its seven sports earning bids to the postseason. Men's basketball finished second at the NWAC tournament with baseball and men's soccer each placing third.

Overall, EdCC tallied 71 Director's Cup points with Wenatchee Valley (68,5), Peninsula (67), Pierce (61.5) and Lower Columbia (59,5) rounding out the top-5. 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Tritons Edge Treasure Valley in NWAC Tilt

Jamie Umbinetti doubles home two runs Saturday
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LONGVIEW - Edmonds CC baseball was out hit and didn't score for the final six frames but still managed to get past Treasure Valley 6-5 in a NWAC loser out game Saturday afternoon at Story Field. The Tritons advance to Sunday's round of play and will take on either hosts Lower Columbia at 5:05 pm. 

EdCC, which lost its first game at the tournament, has now won two straight. In order to claim its ninth title the second-ranked Tritons will need to keep winning, starting with LCC. The Red Devils enter Sunday with a 39-9 record and are ranked No. 1 in the NWAC. LCC defeated Tacoma Saturday night 6-4 in 12 innings. 

Saturday started out inauspiciously for Edmonds. After a first batter strikeout, starter Chandler Arends walked the next four Chukars and was pulled from the game. Nate Richards came in from the pen and fanned two to minimize the damage. EdCC trailed 1-0 at that point but it could have been much worse. 

The Tritons jumped on TVCC starter Cody Carroll in the home half of the first. Ryland Kerr singled to open the frame and Conor Plaisance followed with a walk. Jamie Umbinetti came through with a clutch, two-out double to deep right to plate both runners. 

Edmonds pushed across four more runs in the second. Alex Kiel singled and a grounder by Vinny Catanzaro was thrown into center by Carroll. A single by Kerr plated Kiel. Plaisance then rapped out a single to load the bases. David Garza dumped a single on the right field line to score two more and Jesse Moore roped a single to left for the inning's last run.

However, that would be the last run of the game for Edmonds which would strand 10 runners Saturday. Richards would yield three runs in the fourth before being replaced by Blake Randazzo who went six innings in long relief. Treasure Valley was on the verge all day but could plate just one more run as Randazzo and Edmonds would hold on, 6-5.

Randazzo (2-1) earned the win. The freshman allowed just one run on three hits. At one point he registered four outs on four pitches. Richards lasted 2.2 innings and fanned three.

Kerr was the lone Triton with two hits. 

Edmonds, the North Region champs, improved to 34-11. East champs Treasure Valley ends the year with a 33-17 mark. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Edmonds Tops Walla Walla in NWAC Loser-Out Tilt

Riley Storedahl picked up the win Friday

LONGVIEW – The Tritons regrouped after a disappointing loss in the opening game of the NWAC tournament to beat Walla Walla 6-2 in a loser-out game Friday at Story Field. No. 2-ranked Edmonds survives another day and will face the loser of tonight's Lower Columbia/ Treasure Valley contest at 2:05 pm on Saturday.  

The Warriors scored Friday’s first run when Cody Price singled home Clayton Ayers in the top of the second. EdCC responded with three in the home half of the frame, however, aided by a couple of WWCC errors. Steven Weber and Vinny Catanzaro both came through with RBI singles in the inning.

Jesse Moore hit a sac fly in the third and Ben Roquet singled home Jamie Umbinetti in the sixth to give Edmonds a 5-1 advantage. The Warriors plated a run in the seventh but EdCC answered with a run of its own in the eighth for the 6-2 final score.

Riley Storedahl improved to 7-2 by pitching 6.2 strong innings. The freshman allowed two runs on six hits with seven strikeouts. Brian Way and Brady Batt were used in relief roles and both kept the Warriors off the board.

Umbinetti was the lone Triton with two hits. Ayers went 3-for-4 in the losing effort for Walla Walla.

With the win Edmonds improved to 33-11 on the year and stays alive in a quest for a ninth NWAC title. The Warriors end the year with a 31-17 mark.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

EdCC Baseball Attempts to Defend Title in Longview

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Edmonds CC baseball heads down Interstate 5 to Longview in an attempt to defend its NWAC championship starting on Thursday, May 21. 

The Tritons claimed the 2015 North Region regular season title and will join seven other squads at Story Field on the campus of Lower Columbia College in pursuit of the NWAC trophy. 

The four region champs: Edmonds (North), Mt. Hood (South), Treasure Valley (East) and Lower Columbia (West) went directly to Story Field. The four other teams in the eight-team field: Tacoma, Walla Walla, Douglas and Everett, had to win a three-team Super Regional to punch their ticket to Longview. 

EdCC enters NWACs as the No. 2 ranked squad in the NWAC and with a 32-10 overall mark. The team's first opponent in the double-elimination tournament is West runners up Tacoma CC at 9:35 am Thursday. The Titans (34-12) finished behind Lower Columbia but defeated Spokane and Southwest Oregon in the Super Regionals. 

Tacoma and Edmonds matched up in a thriller at last year's tournament with the Tritons prevailing 3-2 in ten innings. The winner of this year's EdCC/ TCC contest plays the winner of the Walla Walla / Mt. Hood game Friday at 4:35 pm. The two losing teams match up in a loser-out game Friday at 9:35 am. 

The North region is well represented at NWACs due to the new format. Besides Edmonds, Everett and Douglas climbed through Super Regional play to reach Longview. 

Edmonds baseball has won eight NWAC titles, second to Yakima Valley (21) and hosts LCC (11). The LCC Red Devils finished the year ranked #1. Mt. Hood was #3, followed by Treasure Valley, Tacoma, Everett, Walla Walla and Columbia Basin. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

EdCC Claims NWAC North Region Title

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LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds CC claimed its second consecutive, and 20th overall, North Region title by beating Everett CC 7-1 Sunday at Triton Field. 

The defending NWAC champion Tritons (32-10, 18-6 North) will skip NWAC Super Regionals and advance directly to the NWAC Championship Tournament held on the campus of Lower Columbia in Longview. The tournament starts on Thursday, May 21.

Everett (23-18, 17-7), meanwhile, finishes second in the North and will host a 3-team Super Regional this coming weekend. 

EdCC entered the weekend needing just one win out of four games of its series with Everett to seal the North. Things did not get off to a good start, however, as the Trojans swept both games at Everett Memorial Stadium on Saturday, 8-0 and 2-0. 

The series shifted to Triton Field on Sunday. Edmonds quickly calmed everyone's nerves by plating five runs through the two innings in the opening game. Conor Plaisance got the ball rolling with a two-run homer in the first.

Edmonds scored two runs in the fifth to go up 7-0. The Trojans managed just one run in the game and when Tyler Reeves got the final out of the seventh, the Tritons dogpiled for the second straight year.

Plaisance led EdCC with two hits and two RBI. Ben Roquet was 2-for-3 with a run scored and a RBI with David Garza, and Vinny Catanazaro each driving in a run. 

Chandler Arends (3-0) started and picked up the win. The freshman yielded just one hit but left after four due to a blister. Blake Randazzo held Everett in check for two frames before Reeves entered in the seventh.

The Tritons fell in the nightcap 7-2. 



Edmonds celebrated its 11 sophomores between games (David Garza, Jaimie Umbinetti, Conor Plaisance, Tyler Reeves, Vinny Catazaro, Joey Knight, Tanner Wessling, Ben Roquet, Kameron Miner, Brady Batt and Nate Richards). Thank you for all of your contributions! 

Tritons Split With Skagit on Sophomore Day

EdCC sophomores and their families
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LYNNWOOD -- The EdCC softball team split a North Region twinbill with Skagit Valley Friday at Triton Field. Edmonds took the opener 10-7 before losing a wild 17-8 nightcap.

The doubleheader was the final home games of the year for EdCC, and was the last time that sophomores Ryanne Fazio, Hollie Sharp, Lexie Gray, Audrey Rausch and Shawna Steele will play on Triton Field.

Edmonds fell behind 2-0 in the opener after an inning and a half of play but scored five runs in the bottom of the second and three more in the third to go up 8-2. The Cardinals plated five unanswered runs but the Tritons pushed across two more runs in the fifth. Pitcher Kaytlin Balyeat blanked SVC for the last two frames to seal the victory.

Center fielder Chantel Brown was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI to lead EdCC. Antoinette Watson, Maddie Wood and Audrey Rausch had two hits apiece. Wood belted a homer and drove in two runs.

Balyeat went the distance allowing four earned runs on 10 hits.

Skagit Valley jumped out to a 11-1 lead in the fourth inning of the nightcap but Edmonds made it a game with six runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Wood did her part by belting her seventh and eighth round trippers of the year. 

The Cardinals would end things with their second 6-run inning, however. 

Bayleat started but gave way to Fazio in the fourth. Fazio had three hits, scored twice and drove in a pair in the loss. Brown, Watson, Wood and Steele had two hits apiece. 

Edmonds traveled to Canada on Saturday, losing twice to North champs Douglas. The Tritons ended the year with a 9-23 overall mark. 



Monday, April 13, 2015

EdCC Sweeps OC, Miner Tosses No-No

Kameron Minor tossed a no-hitter 
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The EdCC baseball team jumped from fifth to second in the NWAC North after a four-game sweep of Olympic College over the weekend. The Tritons now stand at 20-6 overall, 6-2 in league play.

Edmonds cruised to a pair of wins at Triton Field on Saturday, beating the Rangers 6-1 and 17-1. The series moved to Lacey on Sunday. The hometown starter for EdCC, Kameron Miner, tossed a no-hitter in an 8-0 game one win. The Tritons closed out the weekend by topping the Rangers 7-2 in the nightcap.

Starters Riley Storedahl (4-1) and Alec Kisena (5-0) notched wins for EdCC Saturday. Storedahl went the distance in the opener, allowing just one run on five hits. Catcher Tanner Wessling was 2-for-3 with a triple and a homer and three RBI to lead the offense.

Kisena lasted five frames in the nightcap, allowing just one run as well. The EdCC offense exploded for 15 hits. Conor Plaisance went 3-for-5 with three RBI. Ryland Kerr, David Garza, and Wessling had two hits apiece.

Miner (2-2) was in complete control in Sunday's opener. The sophomore lefty walked just one and fanned four in the 7-game effort. Spencer Green drove in two runs and David Garza homered.

Garza hit another round-tripper in the series finale and drove in three. Joey Knight, Jaime Umbinetti and Wessling all had two hits. Chandler Arrends (1-0) started for Edmonds and earned the win with a five-inning stint.

The Rangers fell to 8-20 overall, 2-10 against the North.

The Tritons host Skagit Valley College for a DH this Saturday at 1 p.m.