The Clark College baseball team could have helped out Lower Columbia, but the Penguins couldn’t get a win over Pierce.
Pierce swept an NWAACC West Division doubleheader Saturday at Kindsfather Field, defeating the Penguins 10-2 and 5-1.
One victory by Clark would have clinched the division title for Lower Columbia.
Instead, Lower Columbia and Pierce remained tied for first at 18-4 in the division.
Clark is in sixth place at 6-16 (11-28 overall).
The regular season is scheduled to end today, weather permitting. Clark is at Pierce for a doubleheader and Lower Columbia is at Tacoma for two games.
Jake Dowers took the loss in the first game, but only yielded one earned run in 4⅔ innings.
Clark had six hits and four errors. No Clark hitter had more than one hit and only Evan Pickett had an extra base hit with a double.
Taylor Dunn went the distance in the second game for Clark, striking out six in the loss.
Joel Johnson was 2 for 3 with a double, triple and scored the Penguins’ lone run in the fourth inning.