Columbia High had runners on base in six of seven innings last Thursday but got just two of them home in a 5-2 non-league baseball loss at Goldendale.
All told, the Bruins (1-3) left seven runners on base against Timberwolves starter Nick Dohrman and reliever Austin Ross, who combined on a seven-hitter.
Dohrman, who worked the first five frames, earned the win for the Timberwolves (4-1) and Ross got credit for a save.
Goldendale took the lead for good--at 3-2--in the bottom of third on Kody Brandt's fielder's choice grounder against Bruins starter Taylor Champion.
The Timberwolves added a pair of insurance runs in the fifth when Travis Schuster and Ross socked solo home runs off CHS reliever Danny Giron.
Kevin Kreps paced the Bruins' attack, going 2 for 4 with a run scored (in the third inning that tied the score at 2-2) and a stolen base. Jason Collins accounted for CHS's first run, scoring on Dohrman's throwing error in the second.
But after giving up the two runs, Dohrman, then Ross made the Bruins eat doughnuts in the fourth through seventh innings, though Columbia threatened in every inning but the seventh.
In the fourth, the Bruins stranded a runner at third; in the fifth, they had runners on first and second; and in the sixth, Andy Pate slugged a two-out double and moved to third before Ross retired the side.
Columbia went quietly in the seventh, however, as Ross recorded Goldendale's only 1-2-3 inning.
At Lyle 7, Cordon, Ore. 3:
Cord Cothren and Mike Eiesland combined on a six-hitter and Lyle scored at least one run in each of its six at-bats on the way to a non-league baseball victory over Condon, Ore., last Wednesday.
Cothren got the win for Lyle (2-3 overall), working the first four innings. He allowed five hits and two earned runs, struck out five and didn't walk a batter.
Noted Cougars Coach Scott Myers: "Our pitchers were in control the whole game, we played good defense and had timely hitting."
At the plate, Eiesland accounted for three of the Cougars' seven hits. He doubled twice and drove in a run to extend his recent hot streak (9 for 14, .643 average).
Ty Freemantle also had a productive day with the bat, going for 2 with a double and run batted in. Mike Murphy supplied a run-scoring single.