Bellevue splits series with Everett

This past Tuesday, April 14, the Bellevue College Bulldogs finished up their four game series against the Everett Community College Trojans, with the two teams splitting the series 2 – 2. The series began Friday, April 10, at Everett’s home field of Everett Memorial Stadium.

The series started well enough for the Bulldogs, with BC taking a 1 – 0 lead on an Ian Parmley single in the top of the third inning, and then expanding that to a 2 – 0 when Brodie McCormack took advantage and scored on a wild pitch in the top of the fifth.

The only blemish on TJ Parthemer’s complete game came in the bottom half of the fifth inning, when a bases loaded double by Everett gave them a 3 – 2 lead. Sadly for the Bulldogs, though, this was the game’s final score.

Saturday’s day game came with the added buzz of Major League scouts, who were treated to a pitcher’s duel between Bellevue’s Kirk Wetmore and Everett’s Keith Campbell. The two didn’t disappoint, as both pitched into the eighth inning, and had a combined 26 strikeouts.

A wild second inning lead to a two run home run by Everett giving them a 2 – 0 early lead.  From there, Wetmore settled down, allowing only three base runners over the next five innings. Everett’s dominance in the game went into the seventh inning, having allowed only two hits up to that point.

In the bottom of the seventh, a Michael Robertson double sparked a rally through which Bellevue tied the game at two a piece.
The tie didn’t last long though, as Kirk Wetmore seemed to wear down, giving up two runs in the top of the eighth.  Bellevue answered once again in the bottom of the eighth, when, once again, a Michael Robertson double started a two run inning for the Bulldogs, tying the game again at four.

A hitless ninth inning for both teams lead to the game going into extra innings. Bellevue was able to make short work of Everett in the tenth, as Dan Johansen hit a game winning single with one out in the bottom of the tenth.

Saturday’s night game was a different story, as Bellevue’s Ryan Shelton and Keegan Acker scored two quick runs in the bottom of the first to take an early lead that they never surrendered. Everett and Bellevue would trade runs, including a Cody Edwards home run in the fifth inning, until the eighth inning.

Following a home run by Everett in the top of the eighth, the Bulldogs took a 4 – 3 lead into the bottom of the eighth. Once the bottom of the eighth started, it was all Bulldogs as they batted through the entire lineup, scoring six runs, taking a 10 – 3 lead, which is how the game ended.

After two days of rainouts, Bellevue and Everett wrapped up the four game series on Tuesday. All the scoring was done early, with a home run hit by both teams, including one by Lucas Shaw in the second, which provided Bellevue’s only run. Following the third inning, the score was 3 – 1 in favor of Everett, which is how the game ended.

By the time this issue comes out, Bellevue will have played two more games against the WC Academy. Their next game will be Wednesday, April 22, at Lower Columbia.