The Olympic College men’s track and field team placed third out of 23 teams competing at the Western Washington Vernnachia Open last weekend. The Ranger women were seventh out of 20 teams.
Olympic’s Isaiah Miller set personal records in two of his events. Miller ran a 2:02 (previous was 2:06) in the 800-meter race to put him into the top 16 in the Northwest Athletic Conference. In the 1,500, Miller dropped seven seconds to finish in 4:19 (4:26).
For the women, Danielle Monzon placed seventh in the long jump with a distance of 16 feet, 11.5 inches to put her third in the NWAC. She also placed fifth in the 100 meter in a time of 12:85.
Baseball: Rangers split weekend series
The Rangers beat second-place Everett 13-1 in eight innings before dropping the second game to the Trojans 6-0 Sunday at Legion Field in Bremerton in an NWAC North Region doubleheader.
Best Baseball in Snohomish County will be this coming weekend, Everett vs Edmonds between two @NWACSports juggernauts.
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— EvCC Trojans (@EvCC_Trojans) April 30, 2018
Scott Gunther had a strong hitting day. The center fielder from Olympia hit a home run and was 2-for-3 with four RBIs and three runs scored. Cesar Cuevas went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored and Alex Bryner drove in three runs and was 1-for-5 with a run scored.
Jesse Morales started the game and struck out three in two innings before giving way to Tres Wessling for five innings, scattering seven hits, four strikeouts and two walks. Wessling earned the in to improve to 2-2.
It was a different story in the second game as Everett pitcher Mack Larson posted a shutout while striking out nine, walking one and scattering seven hits. The Rangers’ Jacob Denney had the most productive day against Larson, going 4-for-4 while Bryner was 2-for-4 and Hayden Curnutt also had a hit.
The fourth-place Rangers (9-11 North Region, 18-20 overall) host Douglas College Saturday at 1 p.m. at Legion Field.
Weekend softball games postponed
Olympic College’s softball team saw its doubleheader against Skagit Valley rained out on Saturday. The games were rescheduled for Friday at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at SV.