Clark roundup: Baseball finishes season with DH loss

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Updated: May 12, 2012, 10:02 PM

 

The Clark College baseball season closed Saturday with a doubleheader loss to Lower Columbia.

The Red Devils swept Clark 6-3 and 8-3 at Kindsfather Field.

The Penguins second season of baseball since a hiatus between 1992-2011 ends with a 22-18 record, 9-15 in the NWAACC West Division.

Lower Columbia (28-12, 18-6) earned the No. 2 seed from the division and hosts No. 3 Tacoma in a one-game playoff for a berth to the NWAACC championship tournament. Division champ Pierce automatically advances.

Clark stranded 19 runners in the two games Saturday.

Jordan Van Atta was 3 for 4 with a double in the opener. Evan Pickett was 2 for 5 with a double and RBI and Jordan Entriken had a run-scoring double in the eighth.

Lower Columbia went up 6-0 in the second game thanks to a five-run third inning. Clark was held to five hits.

Click here for the Game 1 boxscore.

Click here for the Game 2 boxscore.

SOFTBALL

Clark finished its season with a doubleheader split against Lower Columbia.

The Penguins won the second game 4-1 after dropping the first game 3-1.

Michele Westmorland had split results pitching with a win and a loss. In the second game victory, she struck out four and was also 2 for 3 at the plate with two RBI.

Kelsey Eason was 2 for 2 with a double and RBI.

Eason also drove in Clark's run in the first game as both teams scored their runs in the fifth inning.

Clark finished NWAACC South Division play at 2-18 and 11-21 overall.

Click here for the Game 1 boxscore.

Click here for the Game 2 boxscore.

TRACK AND FIELD

Clark runners dominated the 5,000 meters at the NWAACC Southern Regional meet at Gresham, Ore.

Freshman Nathan Richards won the men’s 5,000 in a time of 16 minutes, 6.63 seconds. Teammate Nick Maudlin was fourth in 17:31.68.

In the women’s race, Clark went 1-2 as Katarina Mueller, a Mountain View grad, won in 18:50.0. Heritage grad Angela Gula was second in 19:44.3.

Freshman Bogdan Goncharuk, a Fort Vancouver grad, won the men’s pole vault by clearing 14 feet, 2 inches.

Freshman Tyson Bennett was second in the triple jump for Clark with a leap of 65 feet, 4¼ inches.

Next is the NWAACC Championships, May 21-22 at Spokane.