|Blake Randazzo impressed Satrrday|
Triton Baseball swept four games from Shoreline CC over the weekend to open conference play. Edmonds pitched back-to-back shutouts, 2-0 and 1-0, at home on Saturday. The Tritons pushed across 16 runs on Sunday at Shoreline, winning games three and four 7-2 and 9-2.
All four starting pitchers collected wins for Edmonds. Brian Way earned his team-leading 4th victory of the season in the opener, scattering 6 hits and going all 9 frames for the complete game. Blake Randazzo followed him in game 2 with 6 1/3 innings of 2-hit ball before being removed after a comebacker hit him in his throwing arm. On Sunday, C.J. Blowers struck out 9 batters in 6 innings in the first tilt; Jared Gray closed the series allowing no runs in 7 innings of work.
Jesse Moore was the offensive star of the series for the Tritons. The sophomore was 8-for-14 in the four-game set, upping his average to .380. His RBI triple in the 4th inning of the opener ended up being the game winner – EdCC prevailed 2-0. Moore added 5 more hits on Sunday at Shoreline.
Chris Okura’s RBI single in the bottom of the 3rd was the difference in EdCC’s 1-0 game 2 triumph. Nick Johnston’s 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief earned him the save after taking over for Randazzo. Daniel Bateman had 3 hits in the game for the Tritons.
Shane Hanon saved the day in game 1. In the top of the 9th the Dolphins had runners on the corners with 1 out when Drey McInnes lined one deep into the left-center gap. Hanon made an over-the-shoulder catch on the run, and relayed the ball in to first base to double off the Dolphin runner and end the game. Hanon also had a hot bat on Sunday, ripping 4 hits which included a triple and his first home run of the season. He was 2-for-3 with 3 runs scored in the Tritons’ 7-2 game 3 win.
Garrett Gallinger led the charge in the series finale. Gallinger was 4-for-5 with a triple and RBI in a game where Edmonds used two 3-spots in the 1st and 3rd innings to jump ahead 6-0 early. Steven Weber added 3 RBI in the 9-2 victory. Edmonds led both contests from start to finish on Sunday. Shoreline dropped to 5-15 on the year and will face Everett CC next weekend.
EdCC (15-5, 4-0 NWAC North) has a bye week this weekend. Their next series is scheduled for April 16-17 versus Olympic College.