Wildcats, Pirates Trade Blowout Victories - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Wildcats, Pirates Trade Blowout Victories

Posted: Updated:

By Jonathan Gordon, CWU Athletics

SPOKANE, Wash. (Apr. 10) -- Three pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout in game one, but the Central Washington University baseball team had the tables turned in game two as the Wildcats split a non-conference doubleheader with Whitworth University on Tuesday afternoon at Merkel Field. CWU won the opener, 13-0, before dropping the nightcap, 12-1.

Central Washington is now 12-18 overall on the season and won the season series with Whitworth (18-11-1), three games to one. The Wildcats swept the Pirates in a doubleheader at Ellensburg on Mar. 4.

Senior Kyle Long (Edmonds, Wash./Edmonds-Woodway HS) threw seven scoreless innings in the opener, and relievers Drew Davidson (Jr., Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach Poly HS) and Deren Jones (Sr., Lewiston, Idaho) threw one scoreless inning of relief as the Wildcats cruised past the Pirates.

Long, who evened his season record to 3-3 and lowered his earned-run average to 4.04, had just two strikeouts but did not walk a batter. He was aided by a 10-run outburst from the CWU offense over the middle three innings, and left the game with a 13-0 lead. Davidson struck out one and allowed a hit in the eighth before Jones threw the ninth, allowing just a hit batsman.

All nine starters in the Wildcat lineup had at least one hit, with three hits each from senior Brady Kincannon (Federal Way, Wash./Decatur HS) and sophomore Ethan Sterkel (Ellensburg, Wash.). Sterkel and junior Kyle Sani (Kennewick, Wash./Southridge HS) both homered and drove in three runs in the game, while senior first baseman Derrick Webb (Ephrata, Wash.) was just 1 for 4 but scored four runs. CWU finished with a 15-5 hits advantage.

In game two, senior Glen Reser (Spokane, Wash./Mead HS) had two hits in four at-bats -- both for extra bases -- including a solo home run in the fifth inning to break the Pirates' shutout and make it a 2-1 score at the time. However, Whitworth scored 10 runs over its next three half-innings at the plate, including a six-run fifth inning, en route to its 11-run victory.

Central Washington will return home for a four-game non-conference series this weekend versus Corban University (Ore.). The Wildcats and Warriors will play twice each on Friday (Apr. 13) and Saturday (Apr. 14), with Friday's doubleheader scheduled for noon and Saturday's at 11 a.m.
  • College SportsCollegeMore>>

  • Local Basketball Teams Praised By NABC For Excellence

    Local Basketball Teams Praised By NABC For Excellence

    A trio of local University basketball teams have been named among the best academically by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) on Wednesday, July 23.>>
    A trio of local University basketball teams have been named among the best academically by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) on Wednesday, July 23.
    >>
  • Williams Shuts Down Bells, Before Bats Rally To End Skid

    Williams Shuts Down Bells, Before Bats Rally To End Skid

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:30 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:30:37 GMT
    When the top two pitching staffs in the West Coast League, you can expect a quality pitching performance. That’s exactly what the Yakima Valley Pippins and Bellingham Bells delivered Tuesday night, as the Pippins rallied late to win, 6-1 at County Stadium.>>
    When the top two pitching staffs in the West Coast League, you can expect a quality pitching performance. That’s exactly what the Yakima Valley Pippins and Bellingham Bells delivered Tuesday night, as the Pippins rallied late to win, 6-1 at County Stadium.>>
  • Eastern Washington AD Bill Chaves In Studio

    Eastern Washington AD Bill Chaves In Studio

    Eastern Washington University Athletic Director Bill Chaves joined SWX's Sam Adams in the Fasteners Sports Studio to talk about Eagle football and the upcoming season.>>
    Eastern Washington University Athletic Director Bill Chaves joined SWX's Sam Adams in the Fasteners Sports Studio to talk about Eagle football and the upcoming season.
    >>