Big Bend in three-way tie for third in NWAC East Region

Big Bend baseball needs to pick up wins this week against Columbia Basin and Treasure Valley to keep a firm hold on a Third place in the NWAC East.
Big Bend baseball needs to pick up wins this week against Columbia Basin and Treasure Valley to keep a firm hold on a Third place in the NWAC East.

By RODNEY HARWOOD of the COLUMBIA BASIN HERALD

MOSES LAKE — In the NWAC East, there's No. 2 Yakima Valley (36-6, 18-2 NWAC East) and there's No. 6 Spokane (29-9, 16-4) and then there's the rest.

If No. 8 Big Bend can regain a little swag after being slapped around by two of the best teams in the Northwest Athletic Conference, the Vikings (22-16, 10-11) still control their own destiny in terms of making the NWAC baseball championship with four conference doubleheaders remaining.

"At this point, we can't look at (anybody else's) record. The better we can be at staying away from the roller coaster effect, the better we're going to be," Big Bend manager Jameson Lange said. "We need to take care of business. We can't finish with a .500 record. We have to be on top and we have to play it game-by-game to get there."

Big Bend dropped its second doubleheader at home in the last seven days, losing 5-1 to Spokane in the first game and 13-5 in the second. Now it doesn't help that Big Bend played both the No. 2 and No. 6-ranked teams in the NWAC coaches poll in a seven-game span.

To read the full story, please visit the Columbia Basin Herald website HERE!

For the Game 1 boxscore CLICK HERE!

For the Game 2 boxscore CLICK HERE