Blazers Snap Eight-Game Losing Skid Against Chokers


Centralia College baseball got back on track with a 10-0, mercy-ruly victory over Grays Harbor College on Thursday, ending the Trailblazers’ eight-game losing streak.

In a game that was originally started last week and was halted in the second inning due to a hail storm, the Blazers came out firing in the resumption game Thursday, out-hitting the Chokers 12-2 to secure the victory.

Casen Taggart led the way offensively for the Blazers, going 3 for 4 with three runs, four RBIs and a walk. Andrew Dalton was 2 for 5 and scored twice, while Matt Beckworth was 2 for 3 with a run and an RBI.

Brockton Keller tossed five innings as the starter, striking out seven while allowing no runs with two hits and no walks.

“We played very well tonight,” Blazers coach Ben Harley said. “It was nice to get back in the win column. Pitchers attacked their hitters very well, throwing a shutout and our offense came alive. When we put all of the pieces together, we can be a very good ball club. We will look to take this momentum forward the rest of the way.”

Centralia College will look to keep its momentum churning when it faces Lower Columbia in a four-game series this weekend. The Blazers host the Red Devils in a doubleheader on Saturday, then head to Longview for a doubleheader on Sunday.