Blazers Split Twinbill With Tritons in Season Opener


Centralia College opened its 2022 season by splitting a home doubleheader with Edmonds College on Friday.

The Blazers fell in the first game, 15-7, then rebounded with an 11-3 victory in Game 2.

Casey Wentz led the team in hits on the day with six, while Pe Ell alum Annika Mason tallied five hits and Adna alum Emma Eko added four hits.

Adna alum Skye Snow and Rochester alum Kiyah Kennedy were each praised by first-year coach Payton Pocklington for their pitching performances. Pocklington also commended Sydney Yates for committing no errors on the day.

“We did well flipping switch,” Pocklington said. “We put up runs every inning in the second game and we had a lot fewer errors on defense.” 

Centralia College (1-1) is off until March 8 when it heads to Bellevue College for a doubleheader starting at 4 p.m. The Blazers next home game is 3 p.m. on March 25 versus Chemeketa.