The Clark College baseball team opened its season Saturday on a strong note as Tj Pruneda and Kevin Hamann combined on a three-hit shutout in beating the Linfield JV 3-0 at Kindsfather Field.
Linfield split the doubleheader by turning the tables in Game 2 with a four-hit 2-0 shutout victory.
In the opener, Pruneda allowed two hits with two strikeouts and two walks in four innings. Hamann earned the save by yielding one hit in three innings with two strikeouts and a walk.
David Mason was 2 for 4, Matt Hopp had a double, and Daniel Walsh had an RBI when he reached on an error with the bases loaded in the third inning. Two runs scored on Walsh’s at-bat.
Clark added a run in the fourth when Mason singled to score Hopp, who had doubled with two outs.
Michael Gonzales and Spencer Ramsey also had a hit for Clark.
In the second game, Linfield managed just three hits off Clark starter Andrew Schenk, but made its two runs stand up for the win.
Gonzales, Jordan Swofford, Travis Dyer and Kyle Vanderkin had hits for Clark, which stranded seven baserunners.
Clark is next scheduled to play a doubleheader at noon Sunday at Clackamas.