Sunday, March 2, 2014

Tritons Win Behind 7-Run Third

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LYNNWOOD -- The weather still wasn't cooperating but that didn't stop Edmonds CC from posting an 8-4 victory over Mt. Hood at Triton Field Sunday afternoon. EdCC improved to 2-1 on the year with the win and dropped the Saints to 0-3. The team's game versus Vancouver Island scheduled for 4:15 pm was cancelled due to rain.

The Tritons didn't waste any time, jumping out to a 1-0 lead in the first after Matt Becker singled, stole both second and third, and then scored on a sac fly from Ryan Budnick.

Edmonds put up seven runs in the third after sending 12 batters to the plate. Budnick and Keanu Puha collected back-to-back two-run doubles to lead the Triton outburst. 

The Saints would score four runs in the next half inning when Nick Gawley clubbed a grand slam to left. But that blast would end the game's scoring. 

Triton lefty Zach Johnson (1-0) picked up the win after a six inning start in which he yielded four runs on four hits with eight strikeouts. Austin Lee threw three scoreless frames for the save.

Michael McCall (0-1) suffered the loss for Mt. Hood after he gave up eight earned runs in just three innings of work.

Edmonds had eight hits with Budnick and Becker each going 2-for-4. 

The Tritons will travel to Wenatchee next Saturday for four games over the weekend there with hosts Wenatchee Valley and Everett. 

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