Monday, March 31, 2014

Edmonds Completes Sweep of Shoreline on Sunday

Colin Samuelson (13) celebrates the win Sunday
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SHORELINE -- The NWAACC's No. 1-ranked Tritons beat Shoreline twice at Meridian Park on Sunday, 11-0 and 11-7 to complete the four-game series sweep with the Dolphins. Edmonds Community College improved to 16-2 overall, 4-0 in the North Region.

EdCC starters Colin Samuelson and Andrew Kemmerer each notched wins in the twinbill while the Triton offense collected 25 base hits and 22 runs against SCC hurlers.

The Triton offense didn't get started until the third inning of game one, however. EdCC would send 10 men to the plate in the frame and score six runs. TC Florentine picked up the day's first RBIs when he slapped a bases-loaded double down the right field line.

Edmonds tacked on runs in every inning from that point on in the 7-inning contest while Samuelson was in total control on the mound. The sophomore improved to 2-1 on the year with the complete-game shutout.

Florentine, Tanner Wessling and Ryan Archibald each had two hits for EdCC.

The nightcap looked like it was going to be another lopsided tilt when the Tritons scored seven runs in their first at-bat. Keanu Puha did the most damage, ripping a three-run triple. Chris Osborne smashed a three-run homer in the second to make the score 10-0 EdCC.

The Dophins (4-10, 0-4 NWAACC) didn't go away, however, plating three runs off Kemmerer in the bottom of the second and two more in the fifth. The Tritons added an insurance run in the seventh with SCC scoring twice in the eighth for the final runs of the day.

Kemmerer upped his season mark to 3-0, though the sophomore wasn't as sharp as usual. Kemmerer lasted five innings before being replaced by Torin Dooley in the sixth. Dooley threw the final four frames for Edmonds.

Florentine went 4-for-5 with three RBI to lead the Triton offense with Archibald collecting three hits with Matt Becker going 2-for-4.

Edmonds plays Olympic four times next weekend, with the first two at Triton Field Saturday. First pitch is at 1:00 pm.

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