Thursday scoreboard: Shaw’s monster night leads Silvers, A’s thump Cards
Puget Sound Collegiate League baseball
Nisqually Silvers 14, Tumwater Brewers 5
Olympia Athletics 10, Hawks Prairie Cardinals 4
Travis Shaw (Saint Martin’s) went 4-for-5 with a triple, a home run, five runs scored and three RBIs to lead the Nisqually Silvers to a 14-5 romp over the Tumwater Brewers in game one of a PSCL doubleheader on Thursday night.
The first four batters in the Silvers lineup – Motoki Kawashima (Merced College), Shaw, Colby Fitzgerald (Bellevue University) and Alex Bielaski (Saint Martin’s) – went 9-for-19 with nine runs scored and nine RBIs.
Josh Snider (Yakima CC) went 3-for-4 with three RBIs for the Brewers.
The Olympia Athletics scored four runs in the first inning and two more in the second and never looked back in their 10-4 win over the Hawks Prairie Cardinals in the nightcap. Markus Hinkle (Western Oregon) and Chris Strain (Occidental College) each drove in a run and Stephen Mahnken (Saint Martin’s) drove in two more in the first inning. Andrew Lauritzen (Edgewood College) drove in another run and scored on an error to give the A’s a 6-1 lead through two.
The Cards came back with three runs in the third but the A’s answered back with four runs in the next two innings to put the game away.
Strain went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Joe Crunkilton (Western Nevada) drove in a pair of runs for the A’s. Brandon Grimsley (Murray State College) and Cole Nagamine (Hawaii-Hilo) each collected two hits for the Cardinals.