Saturday, March 29, 2014

Tritons Open Up North League Action With Two Wins

A rainbow over Triton Field Saturday
box one | box two

LYNNWOOD - Starters Zach Johnson and Austin Lee pitched the EdCC baseball team to a pair of league wins against visiting Shoreline on a rainy Saturday at Triton Field. Edmonds won the 7-inning opener 5-0 and then took the 9-frame nightcap 7-1.

The two victories push the No. 1-ranked Tritons to a 14-2 overall record. Edmonds is now 2-0 in North Region play. The Dolphins fell to 4-8, 0-2.

Game one was scoreless through three and a half innings. In fact, EdCC didn't get a hit off of SCC starter Mitch Mondor until the bottom of the fourth. That's when the Tritons broke through for three runs, capped by a two-run double from Ben Roquet. Edmonds collected three two-baggers in the frame.

Bryan Orendor tripled home Roquet in the sixth and later scored on a Dolphin error for the fifth and final run of the game.

Johnson improved to 3-0 by going the distance. The sophomore lefty allowed five hits and three walks with six strikeouts.

Roquet, Orendor and Conor Plaisance had two hits apiece.

Lee nearly matched Johnson in game two, carrying a shutout into the seventh inning. By that time the Tritons were ahead 6-0, scoring four in the home half of the first. Keanu Puha singled home two in the inning with TC Florentine adding a RBI hit and Chris Osborne walking with the bases loaded.

Edmonds added a run in the third, one in the sixth and one in the eighth.

Lee (3-0) would go seven innings, yielding just one run on seven hits with six strikeouts. John Evans tossed a scoreless eighth and ninth to close out the day and the Dolphins.

Matt Becker went 3-for-4 with two RBI for EdCC with Florentine, Puha, Ryan Budnick and Tyler Baker each adding two hits to the Triton offensive attack.

The two rivals head over to Meridian Park in Shoreline on Sunday to complete their four-game series. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 pm.

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