Blazers Swept in Road Doubleheader


Centralia College’s deep stable of arms found little success against one of the premier ball clubs in the Northwest Athletic Conference, as the Trailblazers fell 9-1 and 15-5 to Tacoma Community College in a road doubleheader Sunday.

The Blazers use four pitchers (Joe Pierce, Colby Knutzen, Nolan Patterson and Adna’s Camden Ryan), who combined to allow 11 total hits to TCC. Patterson was most effective of the four, striking out three and allowing no earned runs across three innings.

Offensively, the Blazers tallied six total hits, led by Jeremy Vierra and Grant Roosma who had two each. Nolan Wasson scored the lone run.

TCC turned its offense up a notch in game two, hitting two home runs in the first three innings.

Centralia College pitchers Matt Obst and Josh Collett, two of the Blazers top arms, allowed a combined 11 earned runs in three innings. Tacoma is hitting an absurd .327 as a team on the year, and it showed Sunday, as they scattered 14 total hits.

“We’re pretty deep, and Obst and Collette can both reach the upper 80s, and they still got to them early,” Centralia College coach Ben Harley said.

Keegan Kamaunu and Nick Geertsen also threw for the Trailblazers.

Offensively, CC put up seven total hits, led by Trent Jackson and Nolan Wasson who each had two. Wasson also drove in two runs.

Centralia College falls to 5-5 overall and hosts Lower Columbia in a doubleheader on Saturday. The Blazers then travel to LCC for a doubleheader on Sunday.