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College notebook: Locals power Eastern Oregon baseball

Skyview’s Jennings, Hockinson’s Dyer lead Mountaineers

By , Columbian Sports Editor
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Whether on the mound or in the infield, a pair of Clark County players are in key roles for Eastern Oregon baseball.

Nick Jennings, a sophomore from Skyview, had one of his best outings on the mound this spring on Sunday. He struck out 11, walked two and allowed five hits over seven innings as the Mountaineers beat College of Idaho 6-4.

Jennings is 2-3 with a 3.05 earned-run average for Eastern Oregon (4-20). On March 6, he threw a complete-game shutout in a 2-0 win over College of Idaho, striking out 10.

Brooks Dyer, a junior from Hockinson, went 4 for 13 over four games last weekend, including two RBI in the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader against College of Idaho.

Dyer has started 20 of the team’s 24 games at shortstop and is hitting .333. He transferred to Eastern Oregon after three years at Benedictine University in Arizona.

Lewis wins NWC honor

Mackenzie Lewis, a freshman a George Fox, was named the Northwest Conference women’s basketball student-athlete of the week on Tuesday.

The forward from Union High led the Bruins to victories over Linfield on Friday and Saturday. Lewis scored a team-high 13 points in Saturday’s 70-56 win, one day after she had eight points and six rebounds in a 61-53 win.

Lewis is averaging 9.1 points and 5.6 rebounds, helping George Fox to a 5-2 record this spring. The Bruins are scheduled to play two more games against Pacific.

Frimpong-Ellertson assists for WSU

MacKenzie Frimpong-Ellertson had two assists in Washington State soccer’s 3-2 win over Oregon State on Saturday.

The sophomore from King’s Way Christian has a team-high four assists for the Cougars (6-3-1). It was her first multi-assist game of her career.

Do you know of a standout performance by a college athlete from Clark County? Email sports editor Micah Rice at micah.rice@columbian.com.

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