Chiawana pitchers combine on school's first-ever no-hitter

By the Tri-City HeraldMarch 16, 2013 

The fans who came for offense may have been disappointed.

But Chiawana skipper Dave Price will never forget the Riverhawks’ 1-0 win over Eisenhower on Saturday in Pasco. Three Chiawana pitchers — all left-handers — combined on a no-hitter while a pair of Eisenhower pitchers allowed just one hit themselves.

And nobody knew about it until after the game.

“It felt like a normal win, but then we looked at the stats. I asked my coaches, ‘Hey fellas, did these guys know they just combined for a no-hitter,’ ” Price said.

Spencer Binon tossed three innings as the Riverhawks’ starter, giving way to Bryan Black in the fourth. C.J. Peiffer finished things off in the seventh inning.

Jesse Briones led off the game with a double for Chiawana. The next two Riverhawks batters were retired, but Binion lined a two-strike pitch to left field, where the Cadets’ outfielder misplayed the ball for an error that allowed Briones to score.

“I don’t think the kid read it very well,” Price said. “Thank you very much. We’ll take it.”

Asked how he will commemmorate the first no-hitter in Chiawana baseball history, Price had a unique solution.

“We kept the ball. I’ve got to figure out how to cut it into thirds,” he said. “I still think the kids haven’t fathomed it.”

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Angel, Bailey (6) and Bennett; Spencer Binion, Bryan Black (4), C.J. Peiffer (7) and Grady Graff. Highlights—Jesse Briones (C) 2B, R.

Richland 13-7, Evergreen 0-5: Nate Ruane went 3-for-4 with a pair of stolen bases in Game 1 of the Bombers’ doubleheader sweep against Evergreen at Bomber Field.

The second game wasn’t as pretty, said Richland manager Grant Richardson, but he’ll take the win.

“I liked the way we came out ready to play in the first game,” Richardson said. “We found a way to win (Game 2), and that’s the most important thing. We’ve got a lot of things to clean up, but that’s why we play preseason games. “
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Matt Dee, Jordan Moore (3) and Palmquist; Levi Broeske, Trey Hardy (5) and Tyler Kjarmo. Highlights—Nate Ruane (R) 3x4, 2 SB; Hunter Chambers (R) 2x2; Gibson McGeorge (R) 2x4, 2 RBI; Jalen Fields (R) 2 RBI; Broeske (R) 4 Ks, 0 BB.
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Paddy Thorpe, Ryan Grening (2), Cooper Robertson (4) and Palmquist; Mason Hilty, A.J. Shaw (1), Drew Snyder (5), McGeorge (6) and Trey Hardy, Kjarmo (3). Highlights—Chambers (R) 2B.

Kennewick 11, Inglemoor 1: Lions pitchers Jarrod Molnaa, Clayten Ayres and Colton Plew combined to limit the Vikings to just one run on three hits over five innings to lift Kennewick to the nonleague win.

Vince Gonzalez and Ayres boosted the Lions’ offense, combining for six hits and three doubles.

“We got three good performances from our pitchers. They set (Inglemoor) down 1-2-3 in the first, and we got three runs in the bottom half,” Kennewick manager A.J. Marquardt said. “That got us going on the right foot.”
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Bafus, Gross (4) and Seefeld; Jarrod Molnaa, Clayten Ayres (3), Colton Plew (5) and Dylan Wilbert. Highlights—Holsen (I) 2x3, 2 2B; Steve Sordahl (K) 2x4; Vince Gonzalez (K) 3x3, 2B; J.J. Hancock (K) 3B; Ayres (K) 3x3, 2 2B; Mark Driver (K) 2B.

Southridge 7, Redmond 3: Jerad Newbry went 3-for-4 with a double for the Suns, delivering a two-strike, two-run single to power a five-run fourth inning for the Suns in a nonleague win at home.

Conner O’Neil slugged a pair of doubles and Grant Lathim drove in a pair of runs as Southridge piled up 14 hits.

“We got behind early, but we didn’t panic, and kids started settling in offensively,” coach Tim Sanders said. “We slowed things down offensively a little bit, had some good at-bats.”

The Suns were good on the mound from start to finish after a three-run hiccup in the first (two errors and a hit batter were key). Justin Kreutz, Jake Ebberts and Conner Morfin combined to walk just two and allowed no earned run. Ebberts faced just one over the minimum in his four innings of work.
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Daniel Bies, Hunter Byrnes (5) and Edwin Danberry; Justin Kreutz, Jake Ebberts (3), Conner Morfin (7) and Austin Morfin. Highlights—Jerad Newbry (SR) 3x4, 2B, 2 RBI, 3R; Conner O’Neil (SR) 2x3, 2 2B, RBI; Grant Lathim (SR) 2x4, 2 RBI; Trevor Oldhan (SR) 2B; A. Morfin (SR) 2x3, 2B.

Sunnyside 3-6, Pasco 2-10: Justus Scott threw 6-plus innings of solid ball in the opener and drove in three runs in the finale as the Bulldogs split a nonleague pair on the road.

The Grizzlies rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh to win the opener, scoring the winning run on a bases-loaded balk.

After managing just four hits in the opener, Pasco broke out the bats in the second game with seven runs in the first two innings. Sunnyside pulled within a run following a six-run fourth, but Austen Clarke hit an RBI single and Scott an RBI double in the sixth to get the Bulldogs back on track.

“I guess my — if you want to call it a pep talk? — between games helped,” said Pasco coach Tyler Hockaday, noting his team’s 11 hits in the second game.
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Roger Ingram Jr., Tony Beck (4) and Alan Gomez; Sam Romero, Trey Serl (2) and Kupp. Highlights—Austen Clarke (P) 2x5; Scott (P) 2x4, 2B, 3 RBI; Luis Murillo (P) 2x3, 3 RBI; Kasselder (P) 2x4, 2 2B, RBI.

Hanford 10, Pendleton 0 (5): After falling to Naches Valley 1-0 in nine innings Thursday, the host Falcons quickly finished off the Buckaroos.

Hanford’s Jalen DeVine allowed one hit — a leadoff single to start the game.

Cody Kowalski and Isaac Benard homered for the Falcons, while Jake Oram hit a two-run, two-out double in the bottom of the fifth to wrap up their victory.

“We had much better approaches at the plate,” Hanford coach Tom DeWitz said. “We were swinging at fastballs, not letting them go by like we were the other day. ... Our pitching and defense has been strong, as it has all year. I feel like we’re getting better.”
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Hanford 113 14 — 10 11 1
2 outs when 10-run rule invoked. Quinton Queambts, Matt Holmes (5) and Alex O’Rourke; Jalen DeVine and Aaron Enderlin. Highlights—Cody Kowalski (H) 2x3, HR, 3 RBIs; Oram (H) 2x4, 2 2Bs; Austin Taylor (H) 2x3; Isaac Benard (H) HR, 3 BB.

Kamiakin sweeps pair: The Braves swept a pair of west-side foes, beating Mount Si 5-1 and Inglemoor 4-1. Against Mount Si, David Marshall and Trystan Drury combined on a six-hit effort, and Drury also knocked in an RBI double.

In the second game, freshman Justin Larsen started with three good innings before Cody Pedroza came on for four dominant frames, striking out five and giving up just one hit.

“We felt really good about how we pitched and defensively especially,” coach Ryan Carter said. “We were pretty efficient. We attacked hitters, challenged ’em and made them put the ball in play.

“We had three games in two days, and we wanted to find out about some arms, and I’m really pleased with where we are right now.”
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Swift, Solomon (3) and Usselman; David Marshall, Trystan Drury (6) and Ty Earley. Highlights—Johnny Jansen (K) 2x2, 2R; Drury (K) RBI 2B, 2R; Dylan Keech (K) 2x3.
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Portugal, Nevon (3), n/a and Weber; Justin Larsen, Cody Pedroza (4) and Earley. Highlights—Seth Price (K) 2x3, RBI.

Mount Si 12, Walla Walla 5: Luke Reardon was 1-for-3 with a two-run triple, but it wasn’t enough as the Blue Devils (1-1) lost to their West side visitors in a nonleague matchup at LaPierre Field in Kennewick.
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Walla Walla 103 001 0 — 5 11 2
Simpson, Adams (4) and Usselman. Zehner, Coronado (2), Lake (6) and Watilo. Highlights—MS, Johnson HR; WW, Adam Matthews 2-4, 2B; Daniel Camacho 3-4, 3B; Luke Reardon 1-3, 3B, 2 RBIs

Prosser 1-0, West Valley 0-8: The Mustangs opened CWAC play with a walkoff win on a balk in the ninth inning of the opener.

Prosser (3-1, 1-1) starting pitcher Jake Tolcacher threw eight innings, before giving way to Kyle Killian who earned the victory with a perfect ninth.
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Dylan Peters, Josh King (7) and Cooper Hinton. Jake Tolcacher, Kyle Killian (9) and Payden Teel. Highlights—Tolcacher 8 IP, 5 H, 6 K, 1 BB.
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Austin Dean and Casey Johnston. McKay Ashton, Colby White (4) and Teel. Highlights—WV, Chase Vanderbreak 2-5, 2B, RBI; Ryan Enquist 4-5, 2B, RBI. Prosser, John Hanlon 3-3, 1R, 2B.

Grandview 9-22, Toppenish 1-8: The Greyhounds kicked off the CWAC season with two road wins against the Wildcats.
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Erik Sauve, Martin Sanchez (6) and Derek Swearingen; Toppenish battery N/A. Highlights—Sauve (G) 5IP-12K-1H; Sanchez (G) 2IP-4K; Chet Bardwell (G) 2x4, 2 R; Swearingen (G) 2x4, 2B, RBI; Jorge Oros (G) 2x5.
Grandview 054 006 7 — 22 15 1
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Mitchel Wagner, Swearingen (6) and Sanchez; Toppenish battery N/A. Highlights—Wagner (G) 3x4, 2 RBIs; Nate Trevino (G) 3x5, 2 RBIs; Brendan Bardwell (G) 3x5, 2 RBIs.

Cle Elum 7-14, River View 1-1: Ruvim Tyutyunnik went 2-for-4 in the opener, and Jeff Leachman was 2-for-3 in Game 2, but the Panthers fell to 0-4 on the season after their home doubleheader against the Warriors.
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Peppin, Dellinger (6) and Wolfe; Seth Lane and Ashtin MacRoberts. Highlights—Dellenger (CE) 2x2; C. Wersland (CE) 3x4, 2 2Bs, 3B; Adams (CE) 2x3; Wolfe (CE) HR; Ruvim Tyutyunnik (RV) 2x4; Austin Weatherby (RV) 2B.
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Taklo and K. Wersland; Weatherby, Tyutyunnik (7) and MacRoberts. Highlights—Allen (CE) 3x4, 2B; Dellinger (CE) 2x5; K. Wersland (CE) 2x3, HR; Adams (CE) 3x5; Wolfe (CE) 2x4; I. Wersland (CE) 2x5; Jeff Leachman (RV) 2x3.

Naches Valley 5-7, Kiona-Benton 2-1: Carl Robb was 2-for-3 at the plate and pitched all six innings in the opener, but the Bears still dropped a nonleague road doubleheader.
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Robb and Wheeler. B. Wells, Sholtys (4), Hill (4), Cookson (7), C. Wells (7) and Spencer. Highlights—KB, Carl Robb 2-3; NV, Koleman Johns 2-3, 2B.
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Deaton, Booth (5) and Wheeler. Walker, Cookson (7), Sholtys (7) and B. Wells.

Highland 5-7, Columbia (Burbank) 4-1: Forest Dexter, AJ Dixon, Tim Ellis and Andrew Wattenberger saw time on the mound for the host Coyotes, who dropped their season-opening doubleheader to the Scotties.
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Stohr, Logan (5) and Baughman; Forest Dexter, AJ Dixon (5) and Paden Kottwitz.
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Mitchum and Logan; Tim Ellis, Andrew Wattenberger (5) and Kottwitz.

Connell splits: Austin Forsyth struck out eight and allowed one hit in five innings to help the Eagles beat Medical Lake 10-0 at home and rebound from a 4-1 loss to Zillah.
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Garrett Stephens, Brayden Delp (6) and Bobby Salinas; Jess Hawk, Mark Borgens (7) and Austin Ochoa. Highlights—Blaine Ross (Z) 3-run HR; Kurt Calhoun (Z) HR.
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Connell 300 16 — 10 9 0
2 outs when 10-run rule invoked. Roman Kissack, Dylan Rushfeldt (4) and Kelly Kasey; Austin Forsyth and Ochoa. Highlights—Forsyth (C) 5IP-8K-1H; Kyle Jones (C) 2x3, 2 RBIs; Gage Taylor (C) 2x2, 2 RBIs.

Goldendale 9-4, Warden 3-5: Jerry Reyes belted a three-run homer to power the Cougars in the second game for a nonleague split on the road.
Warden 100 020 0 — 3 3 7
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Jerry Reyes, Gabriel Pruneda (5) and Raul Martinez; Lucas Denney and Richie Sargeant. Highlights—Drake Hansen (W) 1x2, 2 RBI.
Warden 003 020 0 — 5 7 2
Goldendale 000 002 2 — 4 5 2
Isaac Campos, Tyson Yamane (5) and Martinez; Sargeant, Bartowski (5) and Denney. Highlights—Denney (G) 2x4, HR; Reyes (W) 3-R HR; Campos (W) 2x3, 2B; Pruneda (W) 2B.

Waitsburg-Prescott splits: The Tigers earned a 13-3, five-inning victory over host Pilot Rock and then fell to Union 7-1 to finish 2-1 at the Rocket Robin Tournament.
Waitsburg-Prescott 038 11— 13 10 0
Pilot Rock 210 00— 3 3 7
Chance Leroue, Talen Larsen (3) and Tucker Alleman; Pierce, Looney (3) and Wienke. Highlights—Dalton Estes (WP) 2x4; Riley Stevens (WP) HR; Leroue (WP) 2x3; Alleman (WP) 1x4; Nick Pearson (WP) 1x4; Kyle Dozier (WP) 1x2; Roy Ebong (WP) 1x3.
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Kaleb Poor and Brax Anderson; Devin Acevedo, Nolen Allen (5) and Alleman. Highlights—Allen (WP) 2B; Estes (WP) RBI single.

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