Christian Padilla went 4 for 5 with a grand slam and Justin Lutz hit the winning homer in the eighth inning as Community Colleges of Spokane completed a Northwest Athletic Conference baseball sweep over Walla Walla on Wednesday with an 8-6 win at Spokane Falls CC.
Jermaine Ducham’s two-run double during a three-run seventh snapped a 6-all tie and led the Sasquatch to a 9-6 win in the opener.
The sweep allowed CCS (22-6, 9-1) to remain tied for first in the East Region with Yakima Valley (27-5, 9-1). The Sasquatch will host Yakima Valley in a doubleheader Saturday.
Padilla’s grand slam in the second game gave the Sasquatch a 5-4 lead. Mitch Dean added a solo homer in the seventh to tie the game at 6 before Lutz’s two-run shot in the eighth. Reed Harrington picked up the victory with two scoreless innings of relief.
Rhyse Frey earned the first-game win with three innings of hitless relief. Levi Brenneman finished 3 for 4 with one run and one RBI; Ducham went 2 for 5 and added two runs; and Brayden Olson went 2 for 4 with two RBIs.
Gonzaga at Washington, ppd.: The Bulldogs’ nonconference game in Seattle was rained out and won’t be rescheduled.
Washington defeated Gonzaga 5-3 in Tuesday’s opener of the two-game series. The Zags (16-15) are scheduled to open a three-game West Coast Conference series at Pacific on Friday.
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