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Skagit Valley Sweep of SCC Baseball Leaves NWAACC Playoffs A Long Shot For Dolphins
A tough weekend for SCC Baseball has left the hopes of a NWAACC Playoff bid a very long shot with the last weekend of Northern Region play schedule for this this weekend against Olympic College.

30S_1620.JPGSCC is now 4 games out of 4th place with 4 games to play and the Dolphins need to win all four games this weekend and have Bellevue lose all four games to Skagit Valley to force a tie between between SCC and Bellevue and have Douglas College lose at least 3 of 4 games to Edmonds CC and force a 3 way tie with Bellevue or for Edmonds to beat Douglas College four times and leave BC and SCC tied. SCC is 6-14 in the region, Bellevue is 10-10 and Douglas is 9-11.

On Saturday, SCC lost 1-0 to Skagit Valley in 14 innings, and 7-6 with a walkoff single with 2 outs in the 9th to score the lone run of the game.

On Sunday, SCC lost 2-1 and 4-2 in Skagit:

Game 1 - SCC's Nic Van Der Van was dominant, just allowing 2 hits, but walked 6 along with 6 strikeouts and the SCC defense had 3 errors. SVC went ahead in the 5th with a run, the Dolphins tied it in the 6th, but the Cardinals scored in the top of 7th and SCC was not able to respond.

Game 2 - SCC ace Jason Shaw was on the mound and had shut down30S_1716.JPG SVC through 6 innings, as the Dolphins took the lead in the bottom of 6th with 2 runs. A controversial top of the 7th inning was played as SCC Pitching Coach Dave Snell was ejected from the game on a visit to the mound and then SCC Head Coach Ryan Browne was ejected after an argument over play at the plate. Shaw gave up three runs, but only 1 earned in the inning, as the SCC defense committed 2 of their 3 errors in that inning.

Shaw pitched 6 & 1/3 innings, allowed 5 hits, with 3 walks and 5 strikeouts. He was taken out of the game in the 7th inning. SVC scored another run in the 8th inning and SCC could not muster a rally and lost 4-2. Kainoa Ahsing-Kaahanui led the SCC offense by going 4-4 in the second game with 1 RBI and 1-2 in the first game with a RBI as well.

SCC is now 18-20-1 on the season, the first time all season they have been below .500. Skagit Valley improved to 20-15 overall and 11-9 in the region. SCC plays Olympic College next weekend, with the first doubleheader being played in Bremerton on Friday, starting at 5:00pm. Game time on Sunday is 3:00pm at Meridian Park in Shoreline.
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