Friday, May 19, 2017

Road to Longview goes through defending champs for Baseball

Edmonds CC baseball opens the NWAC Super Regionals in Yakima on Friday against Mt. Hood CC at 4 p.m. Yakima Valley College, who is the defending NWAC champion, earned second place from the East region and is hosting all games this weekend at Bill Faller Field. Mt. Hood finished strong moving into the No. 3 spot from the South Region after sweeping Clackamas CC over the final weekend of the regular season.

Baseball starts Super Regionals Friday, May 19
This is the fifth consecutive year the Tritons have qualified for the NWAC playoffs. EdCC (28-13, 14-10 North) dropped six of their final eight regional games and finished tied for third place in the North, but split games at South region champ Linn-Benton CC last weekend. Edmonds faced Mt. Hood (15-23, 12-12 South) earlier this season, blanking the Saints 7-0 on March 18 in a non-league tilt. The Tritons seem to have the pieces in place for a playoff run – the pitching staff has a 2.89 ERA (3rd lowest overall), and the offense is tops in OPS (.859) and slugging percentage (.445). They are also 2nd overall in the NWAC in batting average (.308) and home runs (26).

The winner of the 4 p.m. game between Edmonds and Mt. Hood will play Yakima Valley (32-16, 18-10 East) immediately following at 7 p.m. Only one team from the Super Regional advances to the eight-team NWAC Championship tournament in Longview May 25-29.

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