ONTARIO, Ore. - In a study of role reversal, the Warriors won one baseball game and lost another to Treasure Valley here Wednesday.
Walla Walla lost the first game, 8-2, and won the second, 4-3. The Warriors had 12 hits but managed just two runs in the first game, while the Chukars had 13 hits and just three runs in the second.
"The second game was pretty much the opposite story of the first," said WWCC head coach David Meliah.
In the first game, the Warriors didn't take their opportunities, he said.
"We had some chances, but couldn't take advantage of them," he said. "They had those four runs in the eighth inning and we just didn't take our opportunities."
By the second game, the roles swapped.
"They had a bunch of opportunities and our pitchers did a good job of working themselves out. We took advantage of their mistakes," Meliah said.
The Warriors weren't error-free, but it was a good game, he said.
"We did a better job hitting," he said. "We put the ball in play, and held on at the end when they had a run to second in the ninth. We were able to get out of it."
The Warriors are 11-11 overall and 3-3 in league play. They host Blue Mountain on Saturday.
WWCC 100 001 00 - 2 12 1
TV 200 002 04 - 8 7 0
Nelson, Windsor (6), Lambert (8) and Sani. Allen, Bruner (8) and Blackwell.
HR - TV: Matos.
Hits - WWCC Reser 2, Bonczyk 3, Sani 2, Roberts 2, Carmichael, Garza, Anderson. TV: Comer 3, Lawless, Matos, Douglas, Bergsma.
WWCC 000 121 00x - 4 9 1
TV 000 200 010 - 3 13 3
Carmichael, Ruffin (6), Roberts (8) and Sani. Schumaker, Brasse (7) and Berg.
HR - none.
Hits - WWCC: Roberts 2, Melburn 2, Bonczyk, Nice, Pence, Garza. TV: Forbush 2, Comer 2, Valley 2, Turcotte, Lester, Roode, Douglas, Berg.