LYNNWOOD - Neither rain, snow or delays could stop Edmonds from getting in its game against Mt. Hood at Triton Field Saturday evening. In spite of the poor weather and nine hours of waiting to take the hill, Triton starter Andrew Kemmerer threw seven solid innings against the Saints to lead EdCC to a 9-2 win.
Kemmerer (1-0) was the team's closer last year but was moved to the rotation for 2014. The sophomore made the transition look easy on Saturday, allowing just one run on five hits. The hard throwing right-hander also fanned 13 batters in his season debut. Kevin Lanto and Alex Kuniyoshi each toed the rubber for an inning of relief.
Meanwhile, the Edmonds offense, which was held in check earlier in the day by Vancouver Island, broke through with 13 hits -- five of which were of the extra base variety. EdCC would plate runs in all but two innings against MHCC.
Third baseman Jaime Umbinetti went 3-for-4 for Edmonds while outfielders Matt Becker and Keanu Puha each went 2-for-4. DH Chris Osborne slammed a two-run home run in the eighth to cap of the day's scoring.
Mt. Hood (0-2) managed just five hits against three Triton hurlers. Taking the loss was Clint Burris (0-1) who surrendered five runs (two earned) in five innings of work.
The Tritons (1-1) are back at it Sunday starting with an 11 am game against Mt. Hood. EdCC later takes on Vancouver Island at 3:15 pm. The Mt. Hood game was originally scheduled for 10 am but was moved back an hour due to Saturday's late finish.
Sunday's game scores and livestats (if available) posted HERE>>