The Edmonds CC baseball team saw their season end earlier than expected with two straight losses in Yakima last weekend. The Tritons dropped their opener to Mt. Hood CC 7-2 on Friday, and lost a lead late to Yakima Valley, eventually falling 6-4 on Saturday. Against Mt. Hood, the Tritons trailed 3-0 and scored two runs in the 3rd frame, but the offense could only muster 3 hits against the Saints starter Connor Stevenson. Edmonds carried a 3-1 lead in Saturday’s loser-out contest against the host and defending NWAC-champion Yakima Valley, but the Yaks plated four runs in the 7th inning that would hold up. Sophomores Justin Polzin, Zach Needham, and Jake Malone each had multiple hits in a losing effort on Saturday. The trio ended up being the Tritons’ top three hitters based on batting average.
Mt. Hood ended up defeating Yakima Valley and will move on to the NWAC Championships from the East Super Regional. Everett CC will be the lone representative from the North region at the Championships – Bellevue and Skagit were also upended at their respective regionals. Edmonds CC baseball finished the 2017 campaign with an overall record of 29-15 and extended their postseason streak to five years.