Blazers’ 9-Game Win Streak Comes to an End


Centralia College baseball’s nine-game winning streak was finally snapped in a 5-3 loss to Clark College at Linn-Benton Community College Sunday in Albany, Oregon.

The Blazers then tied Linn-Benton, 9-9, in 10 innings to cap the day. The Blazers pounded out 12 hits against the Roadrunners (13-4-1), led by Casen Taggert’s 3 for 5 performance at the plate with an absurd six RBIs.

Matthew Obst was 2 for 5 with three runs scored, an RBI and two walks, while Bennett Comes was also 2 for 5 batting.

Centralia High School alum Derek Beairsto pitched three innings, allowing three earned runs on six walks and three hits. Nolan Patterson struck out three batters across three scoreless innings of relief.

Centralia College (10-8-1) next hosts Tacoma Community College at 1 p.m. on April 2.