Bulldogs Sweep Skagit Valley

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After a tough weekend last week for Bellevue College baseball’s starting pitchers, the Bulldog starting rotation bounced back with two solid outings in a 4-1 and 7-1 sweep over visiting Skagit Valley at Courter Field. Micah Hagler struck out nine and walked none in going six shutout innings but got yet another no-decision due to Bellevue’s offense being silent. Reliever Gibby Marshall-Inman racked up another win in relief of Hagler by pitching two innings giving up one unearned run before Chase Archibald tossed a shutout ninth for the save.

The Bulldogs appeared to be on the verge of a potential loss after Skagit Valley took a 1-0 lead in the top of the eighth, but BC took advantage of Skagit Valley going to the bullpen as an error, walk, and single against Cardinal reliever Ben Edwards led to a pair of two-RBI hits by JT Rican and Konnor Sutton to plate four big runs for the win.

In game two, Tristan Aasland struck out 11 batters and tossed a combined no-hitter with Ethan Thomas in the nightcap win. Aasland went six innings and walked only one. Thomas, although preserving the no-hitter, walked consecutive hitters in the ninth then surrendered a sacrifice fly to break the shutout in an otherwise flawless pitching outing by the duo.

Bellevue scored all seven runs in the first four innings as the bats broke out for 11 hits. Jackson May, Gabe Villaflor, Brandon McKinley, and Bryan Sfanos each had two hits.

Bellevue is now 4-4 in North Region play and will host Douglas in an exhibition doubleheader Sun. Apr. 7 at 1 p.m.

Last Updated April 6, 2024