Selah Sweeps Quincy in Double-Header, Moves to 7-1 on Season
It was complete domination by Selah's pitching on the afternoon.
With co-aces Reid Rasmussen and Payton Andreas making back-to-back starts, it was expected Selah would get at least one quality outing.
They ended up getting near flawless performances by both.
Reid Rasmussen would go the distance in game one. He struck out eight batters, en route to his second career no-hitter.
When asked what was working so well for him, Rasmussen credited his success to a new pitch he's been working on.
"Coach (Rob) Archer and I have been working on adding a slider to my arsenal," said Rasmussen, "it looks like a fast ball coming out, and it was cutting hard into the dirt today."
Selah would find their groove at the plate early.
With two outs in the 3rd inning, first baseman Carter Chapman lined a frozen rope that rolled all the way to the wall.
Chapman turned on the jets for an inside the park home run.
"When I saw it go to the wall, I knew I was going to have to hustle," said Chapman, "Coach Archer kept waving me around, and I said let's try it."
In the fourth inning, Selah would put up a ridiculous 12 run spot.
It featured the whole lineup batting twice, and took 40 minutes to complete.
This forced the mandatory mercy rule, giving Selah a 17-0 win in game one.
Not to be outdone by Rasmussen, second-game pitcher Payton Andreas took his own no-hitter deep.
Quincy would not get a base hit until the fifth inning of the second game, 36 at-bats later.
"It makes it easy for us knowing we have sound defense out there," said Payton Andreas, "getting ahead on the count early also helped our pitching today."
Scoring runs was much harder for Selah in the second game. A three run spot in the 6th would give them a 4-1 victory.
Despite the solid offensive work by his ball club, Coach Mike Archer was most enthusiastic of his teams prowess on the base path.
"We were speeding the game up by being aggressive on the bases, it's something we do to put pressure on opposing pitchers."
Selah now sits tied with Ellensburg for second in the CWAC. They will get their shot at conference leader East Valley on April 14th.