Playoffs over for Saint Martin’s

mwochnick@theolympian.comMay 10, 2014 

After a late run to make the postseason, Saint Martin’s baseball season ended with two defeats Friday on the first day of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference tournament in Monmouth, Oregon.

The Saints lost to Western Oregon, 4-2, and to Central Washington, 2-0, at the WOU Baseball Field.

The Saints’ season ends at 18-30 after they qualified for the postseason for the first time as an NCAA Division II program.

Saint Martin’s right-hander Zach Carter allowed four runs on four hits and six walks over his eight innings in Game 1. Western Oregon’s Nathan Etheridge broke a 2-2 tie with a solo home run in the fourth inning.

In Game 2, Josh Moss, a Rochester High School graduate, went toe-to-toe with Central Washington’s Brandon Williams, the conference’s pitcher of the year. After giving up both runs in the first, Moss settled down and retired 11 of the next 12 batters.

Saint Martin’s combined for 10 hits over the two games, including seven against the Wildcats. Kaelen Hirashiki was the Saints’ only player with a multihit game, getting a pair of hits at the leadoff spot against Central Washington.

Meg Wochnick: 360-754-5473 mwochnick@theolympian.com theolympian.com/ southsoundsports @megwochnick

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