Yakima Valley College’s baseball and fastpitch teams opened up home play in non-league games a week ago. The baseball team required three from four from Everett College at Parker Faller Field on Saturday or sunday and also the fastpitch team split with Everett College at Kiwanis Park on Sunday.
Yak Baseball began gradually on Saturday, losing towards the Trojans 15-12 iin game among the doubleheader before rebounding to defeat the Trojans 14-6 within the second game behind Gerald Hein’s pitching. He was helped out by Cole Mckenzie’s triple and also the 2 RBI by Keone McKee. On Sunday, YVC taken Everett 5-4 and 11-7 to boost their season record to three-3. In the very first game Hunter Weindel had an RBI single to supply the walk-off victory– YVC was behind 4-1 before Nathan Harrell, Bryce Beck, Keegan Mulligan and Cole Mckenzie all plated runs before Weindel’s success. In the 2nd game, Mckenzie was 3-4, by having an RBI and three runs and Kyle Brudwick had 3 RBI to spark YVC towards the win. The baseball team is scheduled to resume experience Wednesday, March 8 for any doubleheader with Olympic College at Parker Faller Field.
The Yak Fastpitch team were 5-2 winners in their season opener on Sunday behind Samantha Cooper’s 9 strikeouts and Mariah Jones’ RBI triple. However, Everett came back the favor winning 12-3 within the nightcap despite Courtney Figueroa going 2-3 having a double hanging around. The loss evened the Yaks’ record at 1-1 heading right into a doubleheader with Pierce on Saturday at Dunbar Field. The first pitch is scheduled for 12:00 pm.
NWAC Box Lots of the baseball games are available by clicking the "score" link here.
NWAC Box Lots of the fastpitch game are available by clicking the "score" link here.
Yakima Herald-Republic recaps from the games are available here and here.