Colleges: CWU splits twinbill

April 1, 2012 by  

BILLINGS, Mont. — A walkoff double in the second game of Central Washington’s GNAC baseball doubleheader with Montana State Billings cost the Wildcats both a sweep and a series split Saturday.

Jordan Carlson’s one-out, two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning gave the Yellowjackets a 6-5 second-game win and also a 3-1 triumph in the four-game set.

It was MSUB’s second walkoff win of the series.

Central (6-6 GNAC, 10-14 overall) had ridden Jimmy Ryerson’s six RBI to a 15-12 first-game win after being swept here in a Saturday twinbill.

With Ryerson going 3 for 4 with a double and homer and David Leid going 3 for 4 with a long ball and four RBI, the Wildcats led 15-4 through seven innings and then held on.

They were later poised for a sweep, taking a 5-4 lead into the bottom of the seventh when, off CWU starting pitcher Ryan Hastings, MSUB (4-6, 11-11) got leadoff singles from Brody Miller and Matt Comer who were sacrificed to second and third by Colby Robison.

After an intentional walk, Carlson ended the game with a double to left-center field.

Central continues conference play at home next Friday and Saturday with doubleheaders against Northwest Nazarene.

Game 1

Central Wash. 030 620 400 — 15 14 3
MSU Billings 100 102 053 — 12 15 2

Lotzer, Jones (8), Knutson (9) and Sani; Peterson, Swecker (4), Smith (7), Blehm (8) and Nelson.

CWU highlights: Bracy Kincannon 3-4, 2b; David Leid 3-4, HR, 4 RBI; Jimmy Ryerson 3-5, 2b, HR, 6 RBI.

Game 2

Central Wash. 001 040 0 — 5 8 1
MSU Billings 103 000 2 — 6 11 1

Hastings and Sani; Eames, Ragasa (5) and Pyrah.

CWU highlights: Brandon Wang 2-4, RBI; Kincannon 2-3, 2b, RBI; Ryerson 2-3, HR, RBI; Brett Bielec 1-3, 3b, RBI; Derrick Webb 1-3, 2b, RBI.

YVCC postponed to today

Yakima Valley’s scheduled doubleheader with Spokane on Saturday at Parker Field was postponed because of the weather.

The teams will attempt to the play the East Region doubleheader today at Spokane. The first game is set to begin at 1 p.m.

With the change of venue, the scheduled April 21 YVCC-Spokane doubleader will move from Spokane to Parker Field.


Central sweeps WWU decathlon

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Led by winner Brandon Roddewig, Central Washington compiled a 1-2-3-4 decathlon finish Saturday in the Western Washington multi-event track and field meet at Civic Stadium.

First-day heptathlon leader Tayler Fettig of CWU, meanwhile, finished fourth in her competition.

Roddewig, a junior from Mount Si, won his second consecutive decathlon title with 6,128 points. Teammate Scott Hunter was second at 5,632, first-day leader Manny Melo finished third at 5,499 and Colin Alexander was fourth at 5,115.

CWU men 2nd at Vernacchia

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Central Washington’s men finished second and the Wildcats women were fifth Saturday in the Ralph Vernacchia track and field meet at Western Washington University.

CWU, with no individual winners, compiled 1191/2 points in the men’s competition and were runners-up to Western’s 2171/2.

The women totaled 97 points and placed behind, in order, Seattle Pacific, Western, British Columbia and Simon Fraser.

Central event winners were Kelsey Kreft in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (11 minutes, 37.8 seconds) and Kaylee Baumstark in the shot put (38 feet, 93/4 inches) with Annie Martinez of East Valley second at 36-93/4.

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