Softball & Baseball Competitive Down the Stretch

By: Ben Reindel

SHORELINE, WA (May 4, 2017) – The rain soaked spring season is winding down and with good weather on the horizon it means jam packed softball and baseball action!

Softball

The Dolphin softball team has been competitive in the second half of their season splitting two out of their last three doubleheaders with wins over Skagit Valley College on April 26th and Everett on May 2nd.

In Shoreline’s two recent victories the Phin’s have a positive run differential of +11. In those two convincible wins SCC compiled 25 hits and 20 runs. Shelby Reyes went for a stat line of 4-7 with a couple doubles to go with a couple RBI’s and a walk. Reyes is hitting .365 on the season and has played some good centerfield. Maleah Woodley was also a key contributor going 6-10 with a couple doubles and a couple RBI’s as well.

 

“Shelby is seeing the ball well right now and staying calm in the batter’s box,” Says Coach Kelley Kaneshiro explaining how Reyes has stayed consistent as a hitter.

To go along with the teams’ quality hitting, Pitcher Dakota Green has gone 2-0 in those two contests with six strikeouts and only two walks combined.

Kaneshiro goes on to talk about Dakota Green’s late season success. “Dakota is an experienced sophomore who has the ability to keep hitters off balance with an arsenal of 7 pitches.”

The Dolphins (4-28) will hope to continue their good play Sunday May 7th against Bellevue College at Meridian Park game time set for 2 and 4pm.

Baseball

Since the last baseball update the Phin’s have been matched up versus #3 Edmonds and #5 Bellevue College. These upcoming games are critical as they jockey for late season playoff push.

Currently, both Edmonds and Bellevue are ranked in the top 20 according to the ABCA West Coast JUCO rankings and both teams respectively are top 5 in the NWAC Under Armour Coaches Poll.

Shoreline competed well taking game three of the four game series on April 16th from Edmonds behind the pitching effort of Trey Lopez. Lopez went 8 innings only allowing 2 runs walking four and striking out four earning the win.

“Trey did a nice job of tying up Edmonds hitters all afternoon,” said SCC Head Coach Dave Snell.

The Phin’s took the lead for good in the bottom of the 3rd inning as Isaiah Patrick led off with a single to get it going. After stealing a base David Becker drives in Patrick and gives Trey Lopez all the support he would need.

The Phin hitters would do enough scratching across 4 runs on 9 hits. Korey Longaker and David Becker both had two hit games and also drove in a run apiece. Isaiah Patrick provided baserunners at the bottom of the order with a couple hits as well. Bryce Foster finished off the victory striking out two hitters in the 9th for his 3rd save.

 

On April 29th Shoreline defeated Bellevue College baseball 7-5 taking game one of the four game series. SCC starter Sean Ferdig would gut out four innings turning the ball over to Tyler Wingert who would go the rest of the way, 5 inning allowing 1 run with 2 K’s. The performance of Tyler WIngert kept the Shoreline offense in the game as they scored 6 runs in the 5th earning Wingert his first win.

The action started as Mitchell Dooley and Korey Longaker led off the top of the 5th inning both reaching on an error. Next, Harrison Jacobs steps up and ropes a double scoring both runners. After Jacobs, Zach Zurbrugg draws a walk which would chase Bellevue starter Josh Thompson.

New BC pitcher Jake Lambro was greeting with a double off the bat of Sheldon Rouzan who earlier in the game hit a solo home run off Thompson. A walk to Chris Watkins would create another BC pitching change and then after another walk Austin Holm would single in both Rouzan and Watkins.

The Dolphins (18-15) would win by a final of 7-5.

SCC travels north of the border to Whalley Park in Vancouver, BC Saturday May 6th to start a four game series with Douglas College before returning Sunday May 7th to Meridian Park for the final two games at 12:30 and 3:30pm.

Come cheer on your Dolphins as they continue their chase for the playoffs. Shoreline currently only trails Skagit Valley College by one game with eight to play.

GO PHINS!

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