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Olympic College split its Northwest Athletic Conference baseball series at Walla Walla last Saturday.

In the opener, the Rangers fell in 11 innings, 3-2. Walla Walla put two runners on with back-to-back singles but Ranger reliever James Gunther struck out the next two batters. Devon Roe’s single scored Justin MacDonald for the extra-inning win.

The Rangers came right back and shut out Walla Walla 4-0.

Starter Lukas Diehm earned the win, going six innings while giving up three hits and striking out five with six walks. Jesse Morales had the save.

Olympic went up 3-0 in the second thanks to a two-run sacrifice fly and a fielding error by the Warriors. Alex Bryner, who was credited with the runs, scored on a Ben Kolar single. Jeffrey Cochran drove in Kolar for the lone run in the fourth.

On Sunday, the Rangers were beaten by Columbia Basin 11-0 in seven innings and 11-10. Olympic battled in the second game, taking a 7-5 lead in the second. Columbia Basin tied it at 7-7 after four before Olympic scored two runs in the top of the sixth. CB answered with three runs in the bottom half of the inning to tie the game again, 10-10.

Kolar had three RBIs and a double, Jeffrey Cochran was 4-for-5 with an RBI and a double.


Olympic lost to Edmonds Saturday 29-3 and 15-1. Both games ended after five innings.

Michelle Nisbet had a solo home run in the first game, going 1-for-2 with a run scored. In the second game, Sage Scott was 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored in the second game. Taylor Clark was 1-for-3.

The Rangers are 2-4 and host Highline Tuesday at 1 p.m. for a doubleheader at Lions Field.

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