Thursday scoreboard: Fitzgerald, Baker and Nash power Silvers, Linx to victories
Puget Sound Collegiate League baseball
Nisqually Silvers 13, Lacey Saints 7
West Olympia Linx 10, Hawks Prairie Cardinals 5
Colby Fitzgerald went 3-for-5 with two RBI singles and a three run home run (Bellevue University) in the Nisqually Silvers’ 13-7 win over the Lacey Saints in game one of a PSCL doubleheader at The RAC. The Silvers pounded out 14 hits with Motoki Kawashima (Merced College), Jeremy Camacho (River Ridge HS) and Travis Shaw (Saint Martin’s) each had two hits and Camacho and Shaw each scored three times.
The Saints collected 12 hits themselves including eight straight hits to open the game in a six run first inning. They got one more run in the seventh inning before Josiah Julagay (Timberline HS), Naoki Imeto (Olympic College) and Taylor Parks (Olympic College) combined to give up just three hits over the next 4 2/3 scoreless innings.
Josh Potter (Campbellsville), Bo Pearson (PLU) and Mervin Rincon (Centralia College) each went 2-for-3 and Jose Acosta (Centralia College) drove in a pair of runs for the Saints.
In game two, Austin Baker (Arkansas State) came a single away from the cycle and Colton Nash hit a two run home run in a 10-5 West Olympia Linx victory over the Hawks Prairie Cardinals. Baker led off the game with a triple, hit a three run home run in the third and doubled in the eighth. Nash’s homer drove home Baker to open the scoring in the first. He drove in two more runs in the second inning to finish with four RBIs total.
Linx starter Reilly Fairchild (Aberdeen HS) gave up three runs in the first inning but settled down and struck out seven in eight innings giving up just two more runs in the seventh. Kegan Duz-Aguilar (Centralia College) pitched a one hit ninth to pick up the save.
Brandon Grimsley (Murray State College) went 4-for-5 with a pair of RBIs for the Cardinals.