BBCC Baseball traveled to Pasco, WA to take on the Centralia CC Blazers on Sunday February 26th and Columbia Basin College on Monday February 27th.
Coming off a sluggish start on opening weekend the Vikings were hoping to get on track. Game one on Sunday was stagnant on both sides of the ball. Tim Williams was given the ball for game one and battled through 5 innings of 6 run baseball while striking out three. The Viking offense could not get going in game one only collecting 5 hits resulting in an 8-1 loss.
Game two was a different story. The Viking offense exploded for 15 runs led by Parker Plato going 4-5 with a HR, 2 RBI and scoring 3 runs. Ben Schnurman had a monster game going 3-5 with 2 HR's, scoring 3 times and driving in 5, along with Jett Nelson and Tyler Balkenbush chipping in three hits a piece. Hunter Gibson anchored the staff going 5 innings while giving up 2 earned runs and collecting his first win of the season with a 15-7 victory.
Monday was a roller coaster for the Vikings as they took on CBC for a double header. Game one began with the Vikings jumping out to an early 2-0 lead. After a scoreless 3rd and 4th inning the Vikings were able to add 5 in the 5th and 2 in the 7th to give them a 9-1 lead going into the bottom half of the 7th inning. Hayden Schooler was forced to hand the ball over to the bullpen afther 6 innings of 1 run baseball. The bullpen was unable to take care of business giving up 3 in the 7th, 2 in the 8th and 3 in the 9th forcing the game to go extra innings. The game lasted 12 innings before a CBC walk off single completing the 8 run comeback handing the Vikes a game 1 loss by a score of 10-9.
Game two was a gut check for BBCC baseball after a tough loss in game one, and the Vikes were up for the challenge. Led by starting pitcher Brayden Weatherman who threw 7 innings of 4 hit, 1 run baseball while striking out 7. Weatherman took care of the the defensive side while the Viking offense was able to score 14 runs completing a 10 run mercy rule in 7 innings. Ben Schnurman capped off his solid weekend going 3-5 with 3 runs scored and 3 RBI's, with Dalton Miller, Kalia Agustin and Kai Jones adding two hits a piece. Solid pitching, defense and hitting led the Vikings to a 14-1 victory to finish the weekend 2-2.
The Vikings head to Shoreline CC for a double header on Saturday March 4th followed by a double dip versus Olympic on Sunday March 5th!