LYNNWOOD -- It was cold, it was raining and it was actually snowing on Triton Field Saturday. Despite the poor weather conditions and despite a delay in the start of the game due to Vancouver Island taking longer than expected to cross the border, Edmonds opened the 2014 season against the non-NWAACC opponent.
Once play began it was Vancouver Island beating the Tritons 4-0. VIU will take on Mt. Hood at 5 pm with EdCC meeting Mt. Hood afterwards.
The game was scoreless until the top of the sixth. That's when the Mariners broke through for three runs off of EdCC starter Collin Samuelson (0-1) for all the runs they would need. Roman Mitchell took over in the sixth and lasted for two innings, allowing one run on two hits. Kameron Miner tossed three scoreless frames.
Edmonds collected just six hits as a team, compared to eight from the four-year Canadian club team. Left fielder Keanu Puha was 2-for-3 to lead EdCC. TC Florentine, Tyler Baker and Jamie Umbinetti had one hit apiece.
Connor Russell (1-0) earned the win with a six-inning stint for VIU. John Kaluzniak tossed three scoreless frames to pick up the save.