Wildcats Spilt Doubleheader With SMU - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Wildcats Spilt Doubleheader With SMU

by CWU Athletics

ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- Central Washington University pitcher Brandon Williams (Auburn, WA, Auburn Mountainview) continued his dominance on the mound by throwing a complete game two-hit shutout in a 3-0 win over Saint Martin's University Saturday afternoon at the CWU Baseball Field. The visiting Saints won game one 10-7.

Williams is now 5-1 on the season and 5-0 in games that he has started. The Wildcats (13-2, 6-8 GNAC) are a perfect 6-0 in games that he has started this season. Williams totaled nine strikeouts in today's performance, fanning the side in the eighth inning.

Eric Tinnell (Ephrata, WA, Ephrata), who was 5-for-7 on the day, drove in the Wildcats first run in game two on a RBI single in the third inning scoring Joel Johnson to take a 1-0 lead.

Central Washington added the final two runs of the contest in the sixth inning on a run scoring groundout by Cory Welch (Las Vegas, NV, Bishop Gorman) and a RBI single by Jake Levin that scored Kasey Bielec (Port Orchard, WA, North Mason).

Game one was started out well for the Wildcats, and quickly turned in favor of the Saints. The Wildcats took a 2-1 lead in the first inning on RBI hits by Tinnell and Bielec, but the Saints responded by scoring six runs off eight hits in the top of the second inning to take a 7-2 lead.

Tinnell brought home his second run of the game on a sacrifice fly in the second inning scoring Zach Reay (Blackfoot, ID, Blackfoot) to cut the lead to 7-3, but Saint Martin's scored twice in the seventh inning and once more in the eighth to take a commanding 10-3 lead.

The Wildcats tried hard to make a comeback by scoring four runs in the bottom of the eighth on RBI doubles by Jake Levin (Redmond, WA, Redmond) and Reay, as well as a RBI single by Joel Johnson (Olympia, WA, Olympia), but were unable to catch the Saint's who walked away with the 10-3 win.

Skye Adams (Vancouver, WA, Columbia River) had a shaky start for CWU only going 1 2/3 innings giving up seven runs off 10 hits. Nolan Amundson (Boise, ID, Timberline) and Davis Engel (Ellensburg, WA, Ellensburg) did well in relief combining to throw 7 2/3 innings giving up 5 hits and just two runs while striking out six batters.

Bielec was 3-for-8 on the day, getting hits in each game, extending his hitting streak to eight games and is now batting .390 on the season. Welch and Ethan Sterkel (Ellensburg, WA, Ellensburg) each went hitless on the afternoon, which ended a ten game and nine game hitting streak respectively.

The Wildcats will attempt to win the home series with Saint Martin's as the two schools faceoff for another doubleheader tomorrow at Noon.

  • College SportsCollegeMore>>

  • EWU's Adams and Miller Named Big Sky Players of the Week

    EWU's Adams and Miller Named Big Sky Players of the Week

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:48:44 GMT
    Eastern Washington University senior punter Jake Miller and junior quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. have been selected by the Big Sky Conference as its first ROOT SPORTS football Players of the Week for the 2014 season.More >>
    Eastern Washington University senior punter Jake Miller and junior quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. have been selected by the Big Sky Conference as its first ROOT SPORTS football Players of the Week for the 2014 season.
    More >>
  • Press Pass Pullman Returns To SWX On Monday

    Press Pass Pullman Returns To SWX On Monday

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:16 AM EDT2014-09-01 06:16:30 GMT
    Press Pass Pullman returns to SWX on Monday night at 10 PM for its third season.More >>
    Press Pass Pullman returns to SWX on Monday night at 10 PM for its third season.More >>
  • Adams, Eagles Soar Past Montana-Western, 41-9

    Adams, Eagles Soar Past Montana-Western, 41-9

    CHENEY, Wash. -- Eastern Washington University became one of the first teams in college football to start the 2014 season 2-0 thanks to a 41-9 win over the University of Montana-Western at Roos Field on Saturday, Aug. 30.More >>
    CHENEY, Wash. -- Eastern Washington University became one of the first teams in college football to start the 2014 season 2-0 thanks to a 41-9 win over the University of Montana-Western at Roos Field on Saturday, Aug. 30.More >>
  • CWUMore>>

  • Pippins OF Vince Fernandez Named West Coast League MVP

    Pippins OF Vince Fernandez Named West Coast League MVP

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 3:17 PM EDT2014-08-26 19:17:48 GMT
    After a record-setting summer with the Yakima Valley Pippins, Vince Fernandez was honored by the West Coast League Tuesday as the league’s most valuable player, the first player from an expansion team to garner this accolade in WCL history.More >>
    After a record-setting summer with the Yakima Valley Pippins, Vince Fernandez was honored by the West Coast League Tuesday as the league’s most valuable player, the first player from an expansion team to garner this accolade in WCL history.More >>
  • Sweets & Pippins Rank in Top 50 Nationally for Attendance Numbers

    Sweets & Pippins Rank in Top 50 Nationally for Attendance Numbers

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:59:01 GMT
    For the fifth season in a row, the Walla Walla Sweets, despite playing in one of the continent’s smallest markets, finished in the Top 50 (#45), while the Yakima Valley Pippins joined the rankings in their inaugural season, ranking number 35 nationally when it comes to attendance numbers.More >>
    For the fifth season in a row, the Walla Walla Sweets, despite playing in one of the continent’s smallest markets, finished in the Top 50 (#45), while the Yakima Valley Pippins joined the rankings in their inaugural season, ranking number 35 nationally when it comes to attendance numbers.More >>
  • Pippins Season Ends with 4-3 Loss to Bellingham in WCL Playoffs

    Pippins Season Ends with 4-3 Loss to Bellingham in WCL Playoffs

    Thursday, August 14 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-08-14 17:54:43 GMT
    A memorable first season of Yakima Valley Pippins baseball came to an end Tuesday night, as the Bellingham Bells knocked off the Pippins, 4-3, to advance to the West Coast League championship series. More >>
    A memorable first season of Yakima Valley Pippins baseball came to an end Tuesday night, as the Bellingham Bells knocked off the Pippins, 4-3, to advance to the West Coast League championship series. More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.