Baseball Sweeps Olympic

Josh Thompson
Josh Thompson was stellar on the mound in game one in the Saturday win at Olympic. photo by Rich Dworkis.

Bellevue College baseball won all four games this weekend against Olympic College, winning 11-1, 5-0 on Friday night April 14 at Courter Field before traveling to Bremerton the following day for a 6-1, 14-4 sweep. The wins put Bellevue into the winning column in league play at 5-3 overall as the Bulldogs reached the 20-win mark as they are now 21-9 overall.

On Friday night, the Bulldogs middle of the order, Austin Pinorini, Mason Cerrillo, Austin Shenton, and Grant DeLappe, accounted for 6 runs, 7 hits, and 10 of the 11 RBI’s in the game as BC won due to the run-limit rule, scoring all 11 runs in the first four innings of play. Shenton had two doubles while DeLappe homered. Tyler Williams and Jake Lambro combined to keep Olympic in check on the mound. In game two in a battle of both teams’ pitching aces, BC’s Kash Koltermann outdueled OC’s Jacob Price as Koltermann tossed 8 innings of shutout ball while striking out 11. Cerrillo and DeLappe continued to carry the offense with 2 hits and an RBI apiece.

On Saturday, Josh Thompson continued the consistent pitching turnaround from a week ago by striking out 6 without issuing a walk as the right-hander tossed 7 innings before giving way to John Samons who threw two shutout innings to seal the win. Shenton had 2 hits and 3 RBI’s to lead Bellevue. In the finale, Elijah Hill worked 5 innings while surrendering only 3 hits on the mound in a game that was much closer than the final score for much of the game. The ‘dogs put up 7 runs in the final four innings to put the game away as several BC bats had multiple hits including the big four, Pinorini, Cerrillo, Shenton, and DeLappe, in addition to Dominic Marinez and Grant Harris. DeLappe homered for the second time over the weekend to give him six for the year in addition to his 31st RBI. Both are among league leaders in the NWAC.

Bellevue travels to Mount Vernon this Saturday April 22 for a 1:00 p.m. doubleheader against Skagit Valley.

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Last Updated April 16, 2017