Clark baseball takes two from Centralia



The Clark College baseball team rebounded from being swept on Saturday at Centralia to sweeping the Blazers on Sunday at Kindsfather Field.

Clark won Sunday’s games 9-8 and 7-1 to even their record at 19-19, 10-10 in NWAACC West Region.

Clark had an answer for every Centralia rally in the first game. The Penguins matched Centralia’s three-run fifth inning to turn a 6-4 deficit into a 7-6 lead as Spencer Ramsey and Daniel Walsh drove in the runs.

Centralia scored twice in the seventh for an 8-7 lead, and Clark came back in the eighth on Kyle Vanderkin’s two-run double for the winning margin.

In the second game, Ryan Shockey pitched a five-hit complete game with one walk and 12 strikeouts.

A four-run fifth inning put the game away for Clark.

Vanderkin finished the doubleheader 3 for 5 with six RBI.

The Penguins conclude the regular season on Friday and Saturday with a four-game series against Pierce. Friday’s games are at Lakewood, and Saturday is at 1 p.m. at Kindsfather Field.

Click here for Game 1 boxscore: Clark 9, Centralia 8

Click here for Game 2 boxscore: Clark 7, Centralia 1