Six games in 49 hours? No problem for the Lower Columbia College Red Devils.
LCC got a solid pitching performance from Travis Paynter in the opener, and scored early and often in the nightcap to sweep a non-region baseball doubleheader with Olympic on Tuesday at David Story Field.
Sixth-ranked LCC (10-2) won 4-1 in the opener and 6-4 in the nightcap.
“We’ve had quite a run the last few days,” LCC coach Eddie Smith said. “You factor in the travel, and it was exciting to see them respond.”
Paynter scattered three hits through five innings, and Jake Roes tossed two innings of two-hit relief. The Devils broke a 1-1 tie in the sixth inning with three runs, highlighted by a two-run single from Taylor Davis and an RBI double by Jordan Barchus. Davis had two of the Devils’ five hits.
In the nightcap, the Devils scored all of their runs in the first three innings. LCC had eight hits, with Sam Trend-Beacom collecting two including a double and two RBIs. Nicklaus Palmer added two hits, Ricky Muzzy hit a home run, and Davis chipped in a double.
Todd Reese allowed four runs on nine hits through five innings for the win. Tom Gomez and Trevor Huddleston each tossed an inning of one-hit relief, with Huddleston earning the save.
LCC visits Edmonds for a doubleheader on Friday, and hosts Edmonds for a twinbill on Saturday.