Dolphins swept by top NWAACC opponent

Monday, March 31, 2014

#7 Jacob Iverson (Clackamas OR), Shoreline Short Stop
Photo by Wilson Tsoi

The Shoreline Dolphins kicked off Northern Region play last weekend taking on Edmonds Community College. Edmonds is currently the top team in the Northern Region and first in the NWAACC Coaches Poll. The Dolphins found out why. Shoreline was swept losing both double headers against the Tritons.

On Saturday the Dolphins traveled to Edmonds to begin the series. Mitch Mondor (West Linn, OR) was on the mound for game one facing the Triton's Zach Johnson. Shoreline was unable to string hits together, leaving them shut out for a final score of 5-0. Jacob Zanon (Southridge, OR) had a great day at bat going 3 for 3 including a double in the second inning.

In the second game at Edmonds the Dolphins had Bradley Spencer (Montsano) to start. The Tritons had hot bats to start scoring four runs off of three hits in the first inning. The Dolphins were able to get one run in on a single by Jimmy Billings (Lake Stevens) to score Jorgen Arneson Edmonds-Woodway). The final score was 7-1 Tritons.

On Sunday at Meridian Park the Dolphins started strong holding the Tritons, who are used to scoring early, for the first two innings. In the third inning the Tritons opened up the game scoring six runs on a succession of singles and errors by the Dolphins. Shoreline had six errors in the game making it difficult to hold off a strong team like Edmonds. The Tritons went on to score 6 more to make it a 12-0 game earning Colin Samuelson III his second win of the season.

In the final game of the series Shoreline got off to a rough start allowing seven runs in the first inning. As Josh Lang (Mill Creek) struggled at the mound the Tritons' Chris Osborne hit a three run home run to make the score 10-0 early in the second inning.

Mike McCormack (Bellevue) came in for the Dolphins and was able to hold the Tritons scoreless for five innings only allowing three hits. Shoreline was also able to string hits together. They scored three in the bottom of the second off a triple by Connor Cucculu (Anchorage AK).

The Dolphins were able to score again in the fifth off of a Arnesen double and passed ball. Shoreline came close to rallying for a win but it fell short and Edmonds walked away with an 11-7 victory sweeping the series.

The Dolphins look to improve against rival Bellevue College this upcoming weekend. They travel to Bellevue on Saturday and then return to Meridian Park to finish the series on Sunday, April 6th. Both dates will be double headers beginning at 1:00pm.

Complete Dolphins schedule and results are available on the Athletics website. Watch all games on YouTube. Follow @SCCDolphins and @PhinSCCBaseball on Twitter and like on Facebook for daily Dolphin updates.


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