WALLA WALLA - On Thursday, Walla Walla Community College was swept in East Region NWAACC baseball action by Treasure Valley, 11-5 and 4-3.
How would the Warriors respond Saturday against Blue Mountain Community College here at the Tausick Way field?
"We can pout about it (the doubleheader loss) and hang our heads," Warrior coach Dave Meliah said following the Thursday losses. "Or we can come back ready to work."
The Warriors chose the second option.
WWCC pounded out 37 hits and scored 33 runs in climbing back on the winning track with a 16-5 and 17-3 sweep of the Timberwolves.
Keyed by a three-run bomb from Jared Jordan, the Warriors wasted no time in going to work in the opener. Jordan's blast keyed an eight-run Warrior second as WWCC opened a 12-0 lead after three.
The bats just kept coming for the Warriors as WWCC pounded out 19 hits in posting a 16-5 win.
Alex Bonczyk, Kyle Sani, and Jordan led the assault with three hits each.
Almost the same script in game two. The Warriors failed to score in the home first, but went back to work in the second and exploded for nine runs, and the Timberwolves never got the flood gates closed.
Chance Kopacz slugged out four hits, including three doubles, and knocked in four runs to lead the 18-hit, 17-run Warrior attack. uTen different Warriors had at least one hit.
"We had a lot of fun today," Meliah understated.
WWCC improves to 9-3 in East play and sets in a three-way tie for second with CBC and TVCC, all at 9-3. The Warriors travel to Yakima to take on the first-place, 11-1, Yaks Wednesday.
BMCC 000 113 0 - 5 9 5
WWCC 282 130 x - 16 19 1
Francom, Harris (3), Polensky (5) and Smith; Arlt, Jacobsen (7) and Sani.
HR - WWCC: Jordan.
Hits - BMCC: Frazier 2, Norman 2, Worby, Welch, Bowe 2, Smith; WWCC: Bonczyk 3, Knigge, M. Garza 2, Kopacz, Sani 3, Roberts, Wujek, Paulson 2, Jordan 3, Windsor .
BMCC 000 120 0 - 3 5 1
WWCC 090 233 x - 17 18 1
Christiansen, Clark (2), Anderson (6) and Smith; Paulson, Renner (6) and Leach.
HR - none.
Hits - BMCC: Frazier, Norman 2, Bowe 2; WWCC: Knigge 2, M. Garza 3, Kopacz 4, Arlt, Roberts 2, Jordan, Leach, Windsor, Borgman, Renteria 2.