Baseball: End of the road for Yaks

May 27, 2012 by  

LONGVIEW, Wash. — What began so impressively for Yakima Valley ended ingloriously Saturday. The Yaks, who opened the NWAACC Tournament with a victory on Thursday night, saw their season end with a pair of shutout defeats Saturday at David Story Field. After losing 8-0 to second-ranked Pierce College, YVCC was blanked 6-0 by Everett. YVCC [...]

Community College Baseball: Fife pitches YVCC past Chemeketa

May 24, 2012 by  

LONGVIEW, Wash. — Jake Fife was at it again. Yakima Valley’s ace right-hander, who had been dominant in his three prior starts, authored yet another gem in the form of a seven-hitter with 12 strikeouts Thursday as the Yaks blanked Chemeketa 2-0 in the first round of the NWAACC Tournament at David Story Field. The [...]

Confident YVCC heads to tourney

May 22, 2012 by  

Selah’s Fife will start opener|| YAKIMA, Wash. — Ken Wilson has faced some difficult decisions during his two-plus seasons as Yakima Valley’s baseball coach. Choosing who to give the ball to for the Yaks’ NWAACC Tournament opener today in Longview wasn’t one of them. “I haven’t seen anybody to compare Jake (Fife) to in a [...]

Weigel tops in East

May 22, 2012 by  

Yaks shortstop is player of the year|| YAKIMA, Wash. — Yakima Valley’s J.R. Weigel has been named the East Region’s MVP while two of his teammates have received first-team all-star recognition. Weigel, a sophomore from Naches Valley, also received Gold Glove recognition for his play at shortstop. Weigel is hitting .360 for the NWAACC Tournament-bound [...]

Yaks ride pitching to NWAACC tourney berth

May 20, 2012 by  

Miller, Vetsch quiet Walla Walla in deciding game|| YAKIMA, Wash. — Despite having their backs to the wall the last two days of the East Region playoffs, the Yakima Valley baseball team’s confidence never wavered. And they needed just one word to explain that unflinching conviction. Pitching. The Yaks knew they had plenty of it [...]

Baseball: Yaks push it to the limit

May 20, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — It’s not often you can cite the top of the first inning as being the turning point in a baseball game, but a case for just that can be made in Yakima Valley’s elimination game against Walla Walla on Saturday. After dispatching Treasure Valley 6-1 in a loser-out East Region playoff game [...]

History repeating for Yaks?

May 19, 2012 by  

YVCC must travel same road as 2011 to qualify for NWAACC Tournament || YAKIMA, Wash. — For Yakima Valley, it’s deja vu all over again. At least that’s what the Yaks are hoping for in light of their 5-1 loss to Walla Walla on Friday night in the East Region playoffs at Parker Field. YVCC, [...]

5/19/12 Yakima Valley-Treasure Valley photo gallery

May 19, 2012 by  

Photos from Friday’s NWAACC East Region playoff game between Yakima Valley and Treasure Valley at Parker Field in Yakima. Click here for more information on purchasing these photos.

Yaks ready to earn tourney berth

May 18, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Last year, Yakima Valley did it the hard way. And while the Yaks would prefer a shorter, easier route to the NWAACC Tournament, the destination is all-important. “Bottom line,” assistant coach Marcus McKimmy said Thursday before YVCC’s practice, “is getting to the tournament. We’d obviously prefer winning all our games and doing [...]

Colleges: Fife, Yaks sweep Walla Walla

May 12, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Jake Fife’s two-hitter in the first game propelled Yakima Valley to a 4-0, 6-1 doubleheader sweep of Walla Walla on Saturday at Parker Field, and gave the Yaks a share of the East Region title. YVCC (19-9 region, 29-13 overall) tied for the championship with Columbia Basin. The Hawks had carried a [...]

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