Baseball: Roundup for Friday, March 23

THE TRI-CITY HERALD March 24, 2012 

Skyline came close but still couldn't catch a break in the Tri-Cities as both Richland and Kamiakin pulled off last-inning wins over the west-side visitors.

The Bombers won 5-4 and the Braves 7-6 in a twinbill co-starring the Spartans at Bomber Field.

Mason Hilty singled home Connor Moore with two outs in the bottom of the seventh for Richland.

Kamiakin's Jesse Houser proved himself the X-factor in the second game, smacking the game-winning double with no outs riding the line.

"We're happy in Bomberville," Richland coach Ben Jacobs said of his team's win. "We came back and won the game, played tough at the end."

And Hunter Chambers also proved himself a key batsman for the Bombers with an RBI double in the second and a game-tying RBI single in the sixth.

Skyline 103 000 0 -- 4 6 2

Richland 020 101 1 -- 5 7 1

2 outs when winning run scored. Huber, Kassuva (3), Stromquist (6) and Sinatro; Dillan Klute, Matt Powers (3), Levi Broeske (6) and Tori Weitz. Highlights--Corey Morris (Ric) solo HR in 4th; Connor Moore (Ric) 2x3; Nate Ruane (Ric) 1x1, 3B, 2R; Hunter Chambers (Ric) 2x3, 2B, 2 RBI.

Skyline 000 100 5 -- 6 9 2

Kamiakin 410 001 1 -- 7 8 1

No outs when winning run scored. Gilchrist, Powers (3), Parks (5) and Wu; Nolan Earley, Jacob Valdez (6) and Ty Earley. Highlights--Mike Stewart (Sky) 2x4, 3B, 2 2 SB; Jesse Houser (Kam) 2x3, 3 RBI, GW 2B in 7th; Drew Oord (Kam) 2x2, 2R; T. Earley (Kam) 2x4, 2R.

Hermiston 12, Chiawana 6: C.J. Edrington had a double, a triple, two RBIs and two stolen bases as Chiawana lost a road game against Hermiston.

Camran Pollick went 2-for-4 with a double for the Bulldogs and also struck out five in three innings of work on the mound.

Chiawana 100 410 0 -- 6 12 1

Hermiston 204 303 x -- 12 12 2

Chris Gill, Will Rieke (3), Spencer Bennion (5) and Grady Graff; Campbell, Schwirse (4), Pollick (5) and Gritz. Highlights--CJ Edrington (Chi) 3x3, 2B, 3B, 2 SB, 2 RBI; Garrett Weiss (Chi) 2x3; Gill (Chi) 2B, 2 1/3IP-5K; Miquiyah Zamora (Chi) 2x4; Tate Gabriel (Her) 2x3; Austin Kopacz (Her) 2x3, 2B; Camran Pollick (Her) 2x4, 2B, 3IP-5K.

EISENHOWER 10-1, PASCO 5-4: TJ Avery threw all seven innings in the nightcap to lead the Bulldogs to their first win of the season.

Pasco (1-4) used four pitchers in the opener of its nonleague doubleheader.

"We strung out a bunch of hits here and there," Pasco coach Tyler Hockaday said. "I'm not going to complain one bit."

In the opener, Ethan Cantu went 2-for-4 for the Bulldogs, and Luis Murillo was 3-for-3 with a triple.

Eisenhower 005 230 0 -- 10 6 2

Pasco 100 211 0 -- 1 8 2

Hunter Dixon and Bryce Kukes; Justus Scott, Casey Slack (3), Jose Cruz (4), Emilio Valdez (6) and TJ Avery. Highlights--Kris Loyd (E) 2x3; Angel Valencia (E) 2x4; Ethan Cantu (P) 2x4, 2B; Luis Murillo (P) 3x3, 3B.

Eisenhower 001 000 0 -- 1 4 2

Pasco 004 000 x -- 4 7 2

Ryan Sires and Kukes; Avery and Alan Gomez. Highlights--Avery (P) 2x3, 7 Ks.

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