WENATCHEE — After watching his team suffer a tough loss Friday in what he definitely thought was a winnable game, Wenatchee Valley College men’s soccer coach Peter Osborn was optimistic the Knights could bounce back and pick up three points Saturday.
It was their time. It was just their time. If a program can consistently generate elite teams year after year after year, as the WVC softball program has done during the course of the past decade, statistical probabilities will indicate that one of those elite squads is bound to navigate the quirks and unpredictable nature of postseason play and win a championship.
PORTLAND — The WVC softball team recorded just two hits in its Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges tournament game Saturday against Douglas, but the Knights made those two hits count, and played some small ball to get the runs they needed to win. WVC pulled out a 4-1 win at the Owens Sports Complex at Delta Park to advance in the winner’s bracket. The Knights will take on top-seeded Mount Hood today.
PORTLAND — The Wenatchee Valley College softball team won its first two games at the Northwest Atheltic Association of Community Colleges tournament Friday at the Owens Sports Complex at Delta Park in Portland. The Knights began their day by beating Grays Harbor 6-2, then crushed East Region rival Columbia Basin 18-3.
WENATCHEE — Earlier in the year, Wenatchee Valley College softball coach Shelly Pfulgrath exexpectedly lost a close family member. She was forced to miss some time with the team, and even when she was with the squad, she understandably struggled at times with her emotions. Oviously, WVC’s players sympathized for their coach, and felt her pain. But the team didn’t allow Pflugrath’s situation to overwhelm them — they finished the season with a 39-4 record, an eighth straight Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges East Region championship and a No. ...
WENATCHEE — The Treasure Valley baseball team won the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges East Region regular-season championship this year, so the Chukars will play host to this weekend’s four-team East Region tournament. The regular-season East championship guarantees Treasure Valley a spot to the NWAACC Tournament, no matter how the Chukars play this weekend. But in all reality, it appears as though any of the other three participating teams — Walla Walla, Yakima Valley or Wenatchee Valley — have an equal chance of earning the second spot to the ...
WENATCHEE — After the Wenatchee Valley College baseball team beat Columbia Basin 9-3 on Saturday to earn a doubleheader split at Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball Stadium, the Knights wanted to celebrate, but they couldn’t. At least not right away. WVC needed Walla Walla to beat Spokane in the second game of a doubleheader to earn a spot in this weekend’s Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges East Region playoffs. At the time of the Knights’ win, the contest between the Sasquatch and the Warriors was in the seventh inning.
PENDLETON, Ore. — The Wenatchee Valley College baseball team is two wins away from clinching a postseason berth. The Knights extended their winning streak to five and moved into sole possession of fourth place in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges East Region with a 13-6 and 9-5 wins over Blue Mountain on Wednesday.
WENATCHEE — The WVC softball team’s sophomore class has achieved some staggering accomplishments during the past two years, to say the least. They’ve helped the Knights to a 78-10 overall record, and a 51-3 mark in Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges East Region play.
WENATCHEE — For all practical purposes, Wenatchee Valley College softball coach Shelly Pflugrath has known that the Knights are the best team in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges East Region for some time now. The players have known it as well. But Pflugrath and the Knights never take anything for granted. Even though it surely doesn’t happen very often, they know they’re capable of getting beat at any time That’s why they work relentlessly to make sure that doesn’t happen. That’s why, in Pflugrath’s opinion, each East Region ...
YAKIMA — Wenatchee Valley College picked up a win in a twinbill on the road against Yakima Valley on Wednesday. The Knights scattered two runs and eight hits across nine innings in a 2-0 win in game one.
WENATCHEE — Hailey Bator’s 2013 statistics are, quite simply, extraordinary. Bator leads the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges in wins (19), strikeouts (205) and earned-run average (0.56). In 113 innings, she’s allowed just 44 hits and 22 walks. Her performance has been key for the Knights, who are ranked No. 1 in the NWAACC coaches poll and are closing in on their eight straight East Region championship.
PASCO — Even though the Wenatchee Valley College softball team led 4-0 in the top of the seventh inning in the first game of a Saturday doubleheader against Columbia Basin, Knights left fielder Kirstie Thomas absolutely wasn’t going to let a deep fly ball get over her head. Thomas made a spectacular running catch to end the game, a 4-0 WVC win, but crashed head-first into the wall and suffered injuries to her face. She wasn’t able to make her usual appearance in circle in the nightcap, but WVC still ...
WALLA WALLA — Riliey Cullip wasn’t in much of a mood to celebrate her perfect performance in the Wenatchee Valley College softball team’s doubleheader at Walla Walla on Friday. Cullip went 3-for-3 and homered in both games, and shined defensively — she threw out a runner trying to steal third base in the second game. And she did it all while suffering from the flu.
At this point, it seems almost inevitable that the Wenatchee Valley College softball team will win its eight straight Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges East Region championship. The Knights (30-3, 20-1 East), ranked No. 1 in the latest NWAACC coaches’ poll, have won 11 straight games heading into today’s doubleheader at Walla Walla.
WALLA WALLA — After scoring a season-high 18 runs in the first game of its doubleheader with Spokane on Saturday, the Wenatchee Valley College baseball team was shut out in the nightcap. The Knights entered their Wednesday twinbill against Walla Walla eager to regain their offensive production. Instead, they continued to struggle. As a result, they suffered two losses that could hinder their playoff hopes.