Bulldogs Bats Are Unleashed Scoring 45 Runs in Four-Game Sweep Over Olympic
The Bellevue College baseball team opened up league play with a new outlook; scoring 45 runs in four games in the sweep over Olympic. Bellevue won 8-2 on Saturday March 29 as Nick Kiel carried a no-hitter into the late innings before settling for the comfortable win. Jeff Wyner pitched a perfect seventh inning to preserve the victory. Bellevue’s top of the order did the damage as Nick Pribble, Brady Kerr, Alex Galgano, and Joakim Soderqvist all had two hits. In game two, Tyson Schmitt went three strong innings and held a 4-2 lead before heavy rains came and forced a halted game in the top of the fourth inning.
Bellevue and Olympic returned the following day, Sunday March 30 to complete the remaining six innings of suspended play, followed by the regularly-scheduled doubleheader. In what amounted to be Bellevue’s second triple-header this year, this time Bellevue came out ahead winning all three. In the continuation of Saturday’s game, Bellevue won 16-3. Clayton Huber had two doubles while John Bodenhamer hit a double and NWAACC-leading fourth home run of the year to lead the Bulldogs. Koleman Johns came in to relieve Schmitt from the night before and went four strong innings. In the first game of the regularly-scheduled doubleheader, Bellevue’s bats aided starting pitcher Alex Hatch by providing 11 runs in 5 innings to end the game 11-0 due to the run-limit rule. Hatch scattered three hits in the complete game shutout. Sheldon Stober had two hits, including a single in the first inning to drive in Nate Anderson; the only run Bellevue would need. Soderqvist, who had two RBI’s in the second inning, ended the game in the fifth with a two-run triple. In the final game of the day, Bellevue jumped out to a 9-0 lead before sloppy play let Olympic back in before pulling away with a 10-5 win over Olympic. Zander Clouse struck out seven, going seven innings for the win. Bodenhamer and Huber continued their hot hitting with two hits while Galgano had the big day with four RBI’s.
Currently on spring break, Bellevue entertains local rival, Green River this Wednesday April 2 in a non-league bout at 3PM at Courter Field before jumping back into league play this Saturday April 5 with a home doubleheader vs. Shoreline at 1PM.