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Trojan Baseball North Super Regional to Advance to NWAC Championships

Trojan Baseball North Super Regional to Advance to NWAC Championships

The Trojans finished the regular season in 2nd place in the North Region Standings, earning the right to host a 3-team, double elimination "Super Regional" playoff that would send the winner to Longview, WA for the NWAC Championships featuring the top 8 teams in the NWAC.  ​The first game of the tournament Saturday afternoon featured the #3 team out of the South, Mt. Hood Community College vs the #4 team out of the West, Centralia College. MHCC went on to win that game setting up a 7pm game on Saturday night vs the Trojans.

Everett swept Mt. Hood earlier this season ​in a home series, but the Saints came to play in the post season. After 3 innings of play, the score was tied 4-4 and remained tied until the 8th inning when sophomore utility infielder Nic Anderson belted a solo home run to take 5-4 lead. After two quick outs in the top of the ninth, Mt. Hood was down to their final out before an RBI single would tie the game at 5-5 and threaten to take the lead with runners at 2nd and 3rd.  Closer Gabe Smith would work out of the jam and get a fly ball to left field to get out of the inning. It would be in the 11th inning before the Trojans would get a runner into scoring position, with Danny Head on 2nd base. Freshman MarcusMcCannel snuck a ball through the infield and it was enough to score the runner from 2nd winning the game 6-5. 

Centralia and Mt. Hood would play another game on Sunday (double elimination) but this time it would be Centralia to earn the win, eliminating MHCC and setting up a 3pm game vs Everett.

The Trojans would score first in the 2nd inning and never looked back from that point pushing across another 5 runs and ultimately taking the game 6-1 to clinch their 4th straight trip to Longview. Sophomore Mack Larson was the winning pitcher going 6 innings with 6 strike outs and 1 earned run. 

The Trojans will play host Lower Columbia College on Thursday night, May 24th at 7:35pm.