Bielec brothers power Wildcat baseball to first win of 2012 - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Bielec brothers power Wildcat baseball to first win of 2012

Posted: Updated:

By Sammy Henderson

SEASIDE, Calif. -- Brothers Brett and Kasey Bielec (Port Orchard, Wash./North Mason HS) both went 3 for 5 in game one of the Central Washington University baseball team's doubleheader with California State University, Monterey Bay, including RBI singles in a four-run ninth inning, helping the Wildcats secure an 8-7 win over the Otters for their first of the season. Central Washington lost game two 6-1.

Central is now 1-4 on the season, while CSUMB is now 5-3 overall.

Brett Bielec led off the opener with a double to right-center, and was driven in on a two-out RBI single by sophomore Ethan Sterkel (Ellensburg, Wash.) two batters later. The Otters scored a run in the bottom of the second inning, but Central took a 2-1 advantage in the third inning when junior Jimmy Ryerson (Seattle, Wash./Roosevelt HS) scored from third base on a passed ball, and extended its advantage to 3-1 in the fifth inning on another two-out single, this time by senior Derrick Webb (Ephrata, Wash.) scoring senior Brady Kincannon (Federal Way, Wash./Decatur HS), who reached on a walk two batters earlier.

Central continued to add to its lead, scoring another run in the top of the seventh inning, as Kincannon led off with a single, and after advancing to second on a groundout by junior Kyle Sani (Kennewick, Wash./Southridge HS), he stole third base and scored on an RBI single by Kasey Bielec. The Otters responded in the bottom half of the inning as the first five batters of the inning reached base, resulting in a three-run inning to tie the game at 4-4.

The Wildcats scored all four of their ninth-inning runs with two outs, as they rattled off five straight hits with Kasey Bielec and Brett Bielec recording RBI singles and Chris Hashimoto (Kirkland, Wash./Lake Washington HS) driving home two runs on a double to right-center field, giving the Central an 8-4 advantage. CSUMB made things interesting in the bottom half, scoring three runs off Wildcat reliever Alex Bushman (Billings, Mont./Billings Central Catholic HS), but the right-hander forced a two-out pop fly to center field to strand the game-tying run at third base and secure the 8-7 victory.

Sophomore starting pitcher Davis Engel (Ellensburg, Wash.) threw six innings for the Wildcats in his CWU debut, scattering 10 hits and giving up four runs, three of which came in the Otters' three-run seventh inning. Junior left-hander Drew Davidson (Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach Poly HS) blanked the Otters in the seventh and eighth innings to earn his first victory of the season.

Sani and Webb both went 2 for 5 with a run scored in the opening game, with Webb driving in one run.

Right-hander Kyle Cruzen (Richland, Wash./Hanford HS) started on the mound for Central in game two and held CSUMB hitless through two innings before walking the first two batters of the third inning and then surrendering back-to-back singles, digging the Wildcats an early 3-0 hole.

Ryerson got the Wildcats on the board in the fifth inning with their only run of the nightcap, belting a two-out solo home run to center field to cut the deficit to 3-1. CSUMB got that run back in the bottom of the fifth, when Jason Merjano doubled down the left-field line, advanced to third on a wild pitch, and then scored on a passed ball to make it a 4-1 score.

The Otters pieced together three more hits in the bottom half of the sixth inning, scoring two more runs, and the Wildcats went down in order in the top of the seventh inning.

Webb and senior third baseman Glen Reser (Spokane, Wash./Mead HS) were the lone Wildcats to record a multi-hit game in the nightcap, as each had two hits as part of Central's eight-hit total. Cruzen, a redshirt junior, surrendered three hits and four runs -- three earned -- over 4 2/3 innings of work, but took the loss.

CSUMB pitcher Donny Medlinger won his second game of the season (2-0) in game two, going five innings, giving up one run on seven hits and striking out seven Wildcats.    

Central had a minimal 21-20 edge in hits in the doubleheader, but the Wildcats left 21 runners on base to the Otters' 16. 

The teams will wrap up their four-game series with a single game on Sunday morning at 11 a.m.

  • College

    • Super 8 Plays of the Week 1/22

      Check out the top playmakers from the last week in sports.

    • Grizzly Sports Report, 1-22-18

      The University of Montana teams split the series with Montana State as the Lady Griz fall 81-64 but are still tied for first in the conference at 5-2. Meanwhile the men dominate in the second half holding the Cats to just 4 made shots on 17% shooting as they improve to 7-0 in Big Sky play. Player guests Bobby Moorehead and Sophia Stiles join host Shaun Rainey to talk about the weekend and what lies ahead for both teams. 
    • You've probably seen the Newlywed show right? Well our Shaun Rainey applies those same rules and turns the Schweyen household into the latest set on the Game Show Network to bring us "The Schweyen Game."
    • WSU announces Patrick Chun as new Athletic Director

      Washington State University President Kirk Schulz has selected Patrick Chun as the WSU Director of Athletics, it was announced Monday. Chun will be introduced at a press conference in the Rankich Club Room at Martin Stadium Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. He becomes the 14th individual to lead Cougar athletics in school history and begins his duties Feb. 5.

    • Kyle Roach leads Whitworth past Linfield, 63-55

      Kyle Roach scored 18 of his game-high 21 points in the second half to help the Bucs claim their 20th consecutive win over Linfield.

    • Zags bounce back with 75-60 win over Santa Clara

      Gonzaga had four players score in double figures ( Perkins - 17 pts, Norvell Jr. - 16 pts, Hachimura - 16 pts and Tillie - 12 pts) as they moved moved to 7-1 in West Coast Conference play this season.

    • Big 2nd half propels Idaho past Northern Arizona, 84-80

      Brayon Blake.  Blake followed up his tremendous performance from Thursday night with another outstanding game, finishing with 25 points and nine rebounds.

    • Gonzaga stays undefeated in WCC after 71-44 win over Santa Clara

      The Zags forced 23 Bronco turnovers, tying the season high, and making for 55 forced turnovers in the last two games.

    • Eagles pick up fourth straight victory, topping Southern Utah 58-41

      Eastern limited the Thunderbirds to just 25 percent (14-for-56) from the field while shooting 43.8 percent (21-for-48) themselves

    • Idaho rolls to 83-68 victory over Northern Arizona

      Ferenz scored a game-high 33 points, jumping her up two spots into eighth Idaho's all-time scoring list with 1,385 career points.

    More
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • CWUMore>>

  • Central Washington prepares for season opener vs. Texas A&M Kingsville

    Central Washington prepares for season opener vs. Texas A&M Kingsville

    CWU led the NCAA in tackles for loss last season. Photo: Central Washington AthleticsCWU led the NCAA in tackles for loss last season. Photo: Central Washington Athletics

    The Wildcats bring back the core of its defense that led the NCAA in tackles for loss a year ago.  Central averaged 10.7 TFL per game, with Kevin Haynes taking care of 19 himself.  Haynes' running mate, Sean Elledge, was tied for second most on the 2016 squad with 17.5.

    More >>

    The Wildcats bring back the core of its defense that led the NCAA in tackles for loss a year ago.  Central averaged 10.7 TFL per game, with Kevin Haynes taking care of 19 himself.  Haynes' running mate, Sean Elledge, was tied for second most on the 2016 squad with 17.5.

    More >>
  • CWU football lands Division II Football Showcase game on ESPN3

    CWU football lands Division II Football Showcase game on ESPN3

    Courtesy: CWU AthleticsCourtesy: CWU Athletics

    PORTLAND, Ore. – When Azusa Pacific and Central Washington meet on the football field for the second time in 2017, they will square off in front of a national audience. The Oct. 28 between the two games, which will take place in Ellensburg, Wash., will be one of 18 games selected this season for the 2017 NCAA Division II Football Showcase.

    More >>

    PORTLAND, Ore. – When Azusa Pacific and Central Washington meet on the football field for the second time in 2017, they will square off in front of a national audience. The Oct. 28 between the two games, which will take place in Ellensburg, Wash., will be one of 18 games selected this season for the 2017 NCAA Division II Football Showcase.

    More >>
  • Central Washington releases 2017 football schedule

    Central Washington releases 2017 football schedule

    Courtesy: Central Washington AthleticsCourtesy: Central Washington Athletics

    ELLENSBURG, Wash.- Central Washington University head football coach Ian Shoemaker has announced the Wildcats 2017 football schedule.  The Wildcats will play 11 games in 2017 with five home contests.   Central's 2017 opener is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 2 at 5 p.m. against Texas A&M Kingsville in Kingsville, Texas. The Javelinas finished the 2016 season with a 9-3 record, including a 24-17 victory over Southern Arkansas in the Agent B...

    More >>

    ELLENSBURG, Wash.- Central Washington University head football coach Ian Shoemaker has announced the Wildcats 2017 football schedule.  The Wildcats will play 11 games in 2017 with five home contests.   Central's 2017 opener is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 2 at 5 p.m. against Texas A&M Kingsville in Kingsville, Texas. The Javelinas finished the 2016 season with a 9-3 record, including a 24-17 victory over Southern Arkansas in the Agent B...

    More >>