LONGVIEW, Washington – A two-run blast in the third inning by Titus Dumitru gave the Beaks an early lead that they wouldn’t relinquish, defeating Columbia Basin Community College 5-0 in the first round of the NWAC Baseball Championship Tournament.
Roadrunner Chase Reynolds threw a gem on the mound, going 6 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits and walking 4, while striking out 2. Kellan Oakes was near perfect in 3 hitless innings of relief, striking out 3 while walking 2.
In the fifth the Roadrunners were able to load the bases and walk in a run to extend their lead to 3-0. A two-RBI single by Kyle Perkins in the eighth gave the Roadrunners two more insurance runs. Seven different Roadrunners picked up at least one hit in the contest.
Next up the Roadrunners will face Tacoma Community College at 4:35 p.m. on Friday at Story Field on the campus of Lower Columbia College in Longview.
More information and the complete tournament bracket can be found on the Baseball Championship can be found on the NWAC website.