Way the workhorse ranks among NWAC pitching leaders

April 30, 2016

Brian Way baseball

Brian Way

When the Edmonds Community College baseball team needed to win a big game, they handed the ball to Sitka right-hander Brian Way.

Saturday was no exception.

Way worked seven strong innings as Edmonds beat Bellevue 2-1 in a matchup between North Region leaders in the NWAC. Both teams are 10-4 in the division and face off again Sunday.

The 6-foot-7 sophomore scattered seven hits and three walks while allowing a single run in the sixth inning, lowering his ERA to 2.06.

The game was tied until the top of the eighth when Edmonds plated the go-ahead score on an unearned run.

So maybe Way got lucky to get the win, but in reality the big guy has earned some good fortune this season.

He ranks fourth in the NWAC with six wins and 56.2 innings.

Twice in his last four starts he has pitched nine-inning complete games, including his first shutout April 2 against Shoreline in a 2-0 win.

Way has walked just nine batters – way fewer than most of the other aces in the NWAC.