Walla Walla Community College baseball sweeps Centralia

The Warriors’ bats show no rust as WWCC gets 29 hits and scores 23 run in a pair of runaway victories over visiting Centralia in the season opener.

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WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Community College baseball team opened its 2013 season team by pounding out 29 hits and plating 23 runs in a doubleheader sweep over Centralia, 14-7 and 9-6, Saturday.

“I thought we swung the bats very well,” WWCC coach Dave Meliah said. “Especially Jarrod Turner, Corey Morris and Tony Salas. We also did a good job of executing situations offensively.”

Turner smacked three doubles and a single in the first game.

Corey Morris ripped five hits (two doubles) and walked twice on the day.

Salas contributed three singles in a standout performance in the nightcap.

Jake Conover pitched five innings of two-run ball in game one to get the win.

Jake Campeau gave up three runs over seven innings to earn the game-two triumph.

“Jake Campeau threw a great game in game two,” Meliah said. “He got ahead of hitters and was able to use his off-speed pitches to his advantage.”

The Warriors mixed and matched the lineup in the two early-season games.

“Overall, a lot of new players got their feet wet and it was a great way to start off the season,” Meliah said.

The Warriors host Prairie Baseball Academy for a twin bill today at 11 a.m.

WWCC 14, CENTRALIA 7

Centralia 100 100 041 — 7 11 2

WWCC 050 117 00X — 14 17 1

Houser, Plew (6), Brockman (7), Costello (8), Braich (9) and Acosta. Conover, Atchison (6), Elam (7) and Turner, Browne (7).

HR — Centralia: Shintaffer.

Hits — Centralia: Harris, OBryan 3, Rinta 2, Wilson 2, Shintaffer, Acosta, Steele. WWCC: Poznanski 2, Morris 2, Turner 4, Wolfe, Salas 3, Handcox, Rambur, Toon 3.

WWCC 9, CENTRALIA 6

Centralia 020 000 130 — 6 8 3

WWCC 000 124 20X — 9 12 1

Becker, Taylor (7), Wasson (8) and Young, Housden (9). Campeau, Carkner (8), Schmidt (8), Douglas (9) and Holbrook.

HR — none.

Hits — Centralia: OBryan 2, Rinta 3, Shintaffer, Steele, Housden. WWCC: Poznanski 2, Morris 3, Houser 2, Turner, Jones 2, Neal, Holbrook.

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