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.
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.
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, 4 1/4 inches.
Next is the NWAACC Championships, May 21-22 at Spokane.