Monday, April 13, 2015

EdCC Sweeps OC, Miner Tosses No-No

Kameron Minor tossed a no-hitter 
box game one | box game two
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The EdCC baseball team jumped from fifth to second in the NWAC North after a four-game sweep of Olympic College over the weekend. The Tritons now stand at 20-6 overall, 6-2 in league play.

Edmonds cruised to a pair of wins at Triton Field on Saturday, beating the Rangers 6-1 and 17-1. The series moved to Lacey on Sunday. The hometown starter for EdCC, Kameron Miner, tossed a no-hitter in an 8-0 game one win. The Tritons closed out the weekend by topping the Rangers 7-2 in the nightcap.

Starters Riley Storedahl (4-1) and Alec Kisena (5-0) notched wins for EdCC Saturday. Storedahl went the distance in the opener, allowing just one run on five hits. Catcher Tanner Wessling was 2-for-3 with a triple and a homer and three RBI to lead the offense.

Kisena lasted five frames in the nightcap, allowing just one run as well. The EdCC offense exploded for 15 hits. Conor Plaisance went 3-for-5 with three RBI. Ryland Kerr, David Garza, and Wessling had two hits apiece.

Miner (2-2) was in complete control in Sunday's opener. The sophomore lefty walked just one and fanned four in the 7-game effort. Spencer Green drove in two runs and David Garza homered.

Garza hit another round-tripper in the series finale and drove in three. Joey Knight, Jaime Umbinetti and Wessling all had two hits. Chandler Arrends (1-0) started for Edmonds and earned the win with a five-inning stint.

The Rangers fell to 8-20 overall, 2-10 against the North.

The Tritons host Skagit Valley College for a DH this Saturday at 1 p.m.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Softball Splits with Olympic

Hollie Sharp made a great play
Thursday and drove in a run
box game | game two

LYNNWOOD - The EdCC softball team split a North Region DH with visiting Olympic College on Thursday, losing game one 7-0 before bouncing back to claim the nightcap 6-4. With the split the Tritons are 7-7 overall, 3-3 in league play. OC is now 9-6, 4-2 North.

The opener was all about Ranger starter Amanda Johnson. The lefty went distance and only gave up one hit, though she walked five batters. Johnson fanned 11 Tritons.

Meanwhile, the OC offense put up seven runs on eight hits, plating runs on the second, fourth, fifth and seventh frames. Jordyn Nicholson went 4-for-4 with two runs scored to lead Olympic.

The most positive outcome in game one was a perfect seventh inning pitched by reliever Ryanne Fazio.

Edmonds came back in game two, thanks to a gutsy pitching performance by Kaytlin Balyeat (7-7) and nine hits by the offense.

Balyeat went the distance, scattering 10 hits and four earned runs. The EdCC defense helped her out by making some terrific plays. Of note was a backhanded stop and out by first baseman Hollie Sharp that saved at least two runs.

Edmonds scored two times both the second and third frames. Madison Wood tagged her fourth homer of the year during that span and Sharp drove in another run on a single.

The Rangers tied up the game, though, with two in the fourth and fifth. OC brought in Johnson from the outfield to relieve starter Christina Bigelow. The Tritons got to Johnson for two runs in the sixth when Fazio and Watson each plated a runner.

Wood, Watson and Riley Davidson had two hits apiece in the win.

The Tritons travel to Belleuve on Saturday for a North DH that starts at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Triton Softball Signs Lirpa Sloof for 2016

Lirpa Sloof pitches against team Canada in 2011

Ha April Fools!

LYNNWOOD – The Edmonds Community College softball team announced the signing of Finland National Team member Lirpa Sloof to a NWAACC Letter of Intent on Wednesday. Sloof is a right-handed power pitcher and an accomplished switch-hitter. 

Sloof last played in a 30-game tour against national competition in the summer of 2011. Against some of the world’s best teams she went 24-1 with a 0.32 ERA and 312 strikeouts in 199 innings pitched. The only blemish on her record was a 3-2 loss to team Canada, though Sloof accounted for both Finland runs by hitting two solo homers. During the tour she hit .650 with 17 round trippers and 54 RBI.