Baseball Ends Seven Game Losing Skid With Tie

Although unconventional, the Bellevue College baseball team snapped a rough seven-game losing streak with a 5-5 tie at Tacoma. On Sat. March 2, Bellevue lost a pair of tight games, one in extra innings 13-8 and the second in the final two innings 11-8.

In the opener, the teams used the international tie-breaker rule to start off the 10th inning and Tacoma took advantage, plating five runs. In the nightcap, Bellevue pitchers Tristan Aasland, Micah Hagler, and Drew Welk combined for 17 strikeouts but let the winning runs squeak by with a leadoff walk, a passed ball, and an error to led TCC escape.

In Sunday’s first game, R’Mani Adams gave Bellevue one the deepest starting outings all year, going 5 2/3 innings and allowing only four hits while walking zero batters. Chase Archibald was sharp in relief but gave up four hits in the ninth as the Titans scrapped their way to the win. Ryker Fortier had two hits and two RBI’s. In the tie-game finale, Fortier again led the offense with two hits and two runs while Drew De La Cruz had three RBI’s. Control issues by TCC’s pitchers led to a walk and hit batter to set up De La Cruz’ two RBI hit to tie the game.

Although winless, the Bulldogs were in all three losses into the final innings, and had plenty of chances but could not take advantage of the whopping 37 walks issued by Tacoma pitchers over the weekend.

The ‘dogs are set to play their fourth West Region opponent in four weeks this upcoming weekend, as they host Pierce on Sat. March 9 for a 1 p.m. doubleheader.

Last Updated March 3, 2024