Clark College baseball splits a pair of games

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The Clark College baseball team got a pair of strong pitching performances on Wednesday. But the Penguins only came away with one win.

Taylor Dunn pitched a complete game Clark defeated Linn-Benton 2-1 in a non-league game on Wednesday.

Skagit Valley beat Clark 6-2 in the Penguins’ second game of the day at a tournament hosted by Clackamas Community College in Oregon City.

The split left Clark at 5-11 in non-league games. The Penguins are scheduled to host Everett for a double-header at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Propstra Stadium.

Dunn allowed only three hits and one unearned run over nine innings in the victory over Linn-Benton of Albany, Ore.

Clark scored an unearned run in the top of the first on an Evan Pickett RBI double, and scored the winning run on singles by Zach Girod and Joel Johnson in the sixth inning.

Dunn escaped a bases-loaded jam in the fifth, fielding a line-drive and throwing to third for an inning-ending double play.

In the loss to Skagit Valley, Ryan Ecalbarger pitched into the sixth inning and allowed only one hit. Skagit took the lead when a two-out error scored three runs in the top of the sixth.

Marcus Manderbach had two of Clark’s six hits against Skagit.