Pierce College sweeps baseball doubleheader at Clark

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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.