The Tritons have won 22 region titles (most recent in 2018) and eight NWAC championships, the most recent in 2014. Sixty-nine players have been drafted out of Edmonds CC, including Don Long in 1981, who is now the hitting coach for the Cincinnati Reds, and Ty Taubenheim, who pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays and Pittsburgh Pirates. Right-handed pitcher Alec Kisena was drafted in the 16th round by the Detroit Tigers in 2015, and infielder Zach Needham was taken in the 40th round by the Seattle Mariners in June 2017.
Sokol earns All-American Gold Glove
Edmonds CC baseball sophomore infielder Nic Sokol was named to the 2019 ABCA Rawlings Pacific Association All-American Gold Glove team. The slick fielding versatile infielder played multiple spots for the Tritons and was the only player in the NWAC to make the list. All-American Gold Glove team >>
Baseball out in two at NWAC Tourney
11 Tritons named to North All-Region and Gold Glove Team; three land All-NWAC honors
LONGVIEW -- Edmonds CC baseball fell in two straight games at the NWAC Championship Tournament on Thursday and Friday, and were eliminated from the double elimination bracket ending their season in 7th place overall.
On Thursday Spokane jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning and added four more runs in the bottom of the fifth, building a lead Edmonds could not overcome. The Tritons plated two runs in the bottom of the eighth as Yugo Hamakawa scored on a passed ball and Nic Sokol ripped an RBI single into left field, but they left the bases juiced and Spokane ultimately prevailed 5-2.
In a loser out game, Linn-Benton used a similar formula, scoring one run in the first and three in the third for a 4-0 advantage early, chasing Edmonds' starter Eric Shinjo. The Tritons could only muster three hits and faced their second left-hander of the tournament in the Roadrunners' Austen Carpenter. Linn-Benton won 5-0. Edmonds finished the 2019 campaign with a 34-13 record.
Edmonds North-Region All-Stars: 1st Team -- David Gibons (INF), Yugo Hamakawa (INF), Jacob Butler (OF), Wyatt Stanley (P), Luke Tedrick (P); 2nd Team -- Nic Sokol (INF), Sam Jones (OF), Noah Fenz (P), Evan Massie (Relief P); Assistant Coach of the Year -- Paul Gehring; Gold Glove -- Wyatt Stanley (P), David Gibons (INF), Yugo Hamakawa (INF), Dylan Cyr (OF). NWAC Baseball All-Stars >>
Three Tritons were selected to the All-NWAC and Gold Glove team. Sophomore pitcher Luke Tedrick was named to the All-NWAC 2nd Team, and sophomore infielders Yugo Hamakawa and Nic Sokol picked up All-NWAC gold glove honors. Tedrick, a southpaw, sported one of the lowest ERAs in NWAC Baseball for a majority of the season. Hamakawa is a slick fielding shortstop who had one of the highest fielding percentages in the league, and also had the most attempts of any infielder. Sokol played multiple defensive positions for the Tritons' infield. All-NWAC Team >>
Baseball Wins Super Regional, Advances to NWAC Championship Tournament
The Tritons topped Big Bend twice to punch their ticket to Longview
LYNNWOOD -- Edmonds CC topped Big Bend twice over the weekend to advance to the NWAC Championship Tournament in Longview, hosted by Lower Columbia College. The Tritons defeated the Vikings on Saturday, 9-2, capped by a grand slam by Yugo Hamakawa, and then downed Big Bend 5-2 on Sunday. Wyatt Stanley went the distance for the complete game win in the first game. Alex Garcia led the way offensively going 3-for-4. In the second matchup Noah Fenz twirled seven innings to lift the Tritons to victory. The Vikings beat Pierce in the other two Super Regional contests at Triton Field on Thursday and Friday.
It is the seventh consecutive year Edmonds baseball has made the postseason. The Tritons took home 3rd place at last year's tournament. Edmonds will open the bracket at 9:35 a.m. on Thursday, May 23 against the East Region champion, Community Colleges of Spokane.
Former Triton Garza Taken by Diamondbacks
Edmonds CC baseball alumni David Garza was taken in the 2018 MLB draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 38th round. The 2015 NWAC North Region MVP has starred for Tennessee Tech University the past three seasons, earning First Team OVC honors as a junior, and Second Team OVC honors his senior year. Garza was named to the Brooks Wallace Award Watch List for the second straight year in 2018, and finished as a semifinalist this spring. He was a Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week, and at one point had a 50-game reached base streak. Garza finished his career as the program leader for shortstops with 16 home runs and 69 RBI. Tri-City Herald Story | Columbia Basin Herald Story
Ex-Triton Kisena signs with Cardinals
Former Triton pitcher Alec Kisena has been picked up by the St. Louis Cardinals. The big right-hander, who has been playing for the Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League the past two years, led the independent baseball league with 44 strikeouts in 28 innings so far this year. Kisena, who is a local product from Mill Creek, Wash., played for Edmonds in 2015 and was drafted by the Tigers in the 16th round. Read More > >
Baseball Takes Third Place at NWAC Tournament
The Edmonds CC baseball team saw its season come to an end Sunday night in Longview as the host Lower Columbia College Red Devils turned the Tritons away, 3-1. Edmonds pounded balls all over the yard offensively but most were right at defenders. The Tritons battled, but fell to the eventual champion. The team ends the 2018 campaign with 40 wins, tied for second most in school history, and reclaimed the North Region title. Guthrie Morrison and Will Smith were named to the All-Tournament team. Elliot Carney was named the NWAC Pitcher of the Year. Read More > >
Edmonds stays alive at NWAC Tournament
LONGVIEW -- Facing elimination, Edmonds CC Baseball used a recipe that led them to success all year -- solid pitching and timely hitting. The Tritons topped regional rival Everett 4-2 on Saturday, and stay alive at the NWAC Baseball Championship Tournament. Read More > >
Japanese shortstop leading Edmonds CC Baseball
Freshman infielder Yugo Hamakawa was featured in a recent Everett Herald story as Edmonds CC baseball prepares for the 2018 NWAC Championship Tournament. Hamakawa, the team's starting shortstop, has anchored the middle of the lineup for the team as a freshman, and was recently selected to the NWAC North 2nd Team. Yugo Hamakawa was a sophomore in high school when he decided he was going to play college baseball in the United States. Read More > >
Baseball Remains No. 1 in latest NWAC Poll
The third round of spring NWAC coaches polls were released on April 25 and Triton baseball and softball held on to their respective spots. Edmonds CC baseball remains the top-ranked team for the third consecutive poll dating back to March 28. Read the Full Story > >
Kelly Tabbed as Assistant Athletic Director
LYNNWOOD -- Scott Kelly was hired as Edmonds Community College Assistant Athletic Director on August 10, 2017. In addition to supporting the seven athletic programs, Kelly will be responsible for all home game management, upkeep of and management of all athletic facilities, facility rentals, hiring and training student and part-time hourly employees, scheduling, and will serve as the Seaview Gym emergency preparedness building coordinator among other duties. Read More > >
Needham Selected by Mariners in 2017 MLB Draft
EdCC baseball infielder Zach Needham was selected in the 2017 Major League Baseball first-year player draft on Wednesday, June 14. The sophomore was taken in the 40th round and becomes the 69th Triton baseball player drafted from the college. He was the Baden Sports NWAC Player of the Year. Read More > >