Baseball: Walla Walla splits with Lewiston

March 21, 2013 

Adam Matthews threw a complete game, allowing two runs while striking out five and walking one as Walla Walla rallied for a 3-2 win Thursday over Lewiston in the second game of a nonleague doubleheader in Walla Walla.

Lewiston won the opener 6-3.

JJ Zamora hit a squibber just past the mound to score the game-winning run for the Blue Devils in the bottom of the seventh of the nightcap, who had five runners reach in the seventh despite not hitting it out of the infield.

In the opener, Walla Walla (2-2) left the bases loaded when the final out was recorded.

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Brooks, Kracke (7), Charlow (7) and Martin. Reardon, Zehner (4), McKinney (7) and Fulmer. Highlights—Lewiston: Ralston 2-2; WW: Fulmer 2Rs.

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Charlow, Martin (6), Kracke (7) and Ralston (7). Matthews and Watilo Highlights—WW: Adam Matthews 7 IP, 5 Ks, 1 BB; Junior Ruiz 1-4, 2Rs.

Ellensburg 4, Kamiakin 2: One tough inning was all it took for the Braves’ lead to disappear against the Bulldogs at LaPierre Field.

A misplayed flyball and a two-run throwing error in the seventh inning helped Ellensburg secure the victory against the Class 3A defending state champions.

Ellensburg made the Class 2A state tournament in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012.

“It was two pretty solid teams,” Kamiakin coach Ryan Carter said. “It was clean baseball pretty much all day. We just needed one or two more plays, and it didn’t work out for us tonight.”

Hayden Burris’ two-run single in the sixth helped the Braves go up 2-1, but their lead didn’t stand after defensive miscues in the next inning.

Five Kamiakin pitchers combined to allow three walks and seven hits. David Marshall, Justin Larsen and Austen Hebdon held the Bulldogs scoreless until the fifth.

“It was just good, solid baseball, and the battle just didn’t go our way, but I like where we’re at so far,” Carter said.

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Ledgard, Ethan (6) and Campbell; David Marshall, Justin Larsen (3), Austen Hebdon (4), Matt Rowell (6), Trystan Drury (7) and Ty Earley. Highlights—Ledgard (E) 5K; Panter (E) 2x3; Earley (K) 2x4; Hayden Burris (K) 1x3, 2 RBIs.

Pendleton 7, Hanford 3: Isaac Benard and Cody Kowalski each had two hits, and Austin Taylor hammered a solo shot, but the Falcons lost on the road to the Buckaroos.

Pendleton got on the board with a four-run first inning and scored again in the third and fifth innings.

“They’re a solid club,” Hanford coach Tom DeWitz said. “A couple errors we made hurt. We had a couple base-on-balls that they made us pay for.”

Hanford 012 000 0 — 3 8 2

Pendleton 402 010 x — 7 6 1

Aaron Enderlin, Jacob Anderson (4) and Austin Taylor, Kendrick Graber (6); Pond and Alex O’Rourke. Highlights—Isaac Benard (H) 2x3; Cody Kowalski (H) 2x3; Taylor (H) HR; Ian Rivera (P) 2x3, 2B, 3B.

Othello 12, Cascade (Leavenworth) 10: Adrian Garza was 3-for-4 with a double and a homer for the host Huskies, who outlasted the Kodiaks.

Josiah Peterson added two hits and three RBIs for Othello (3-1).

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Murdock, Darlington (4) and Pulse. Alix Garcia, AJ Garza (3), Josiah Peterson (5), Juston Lind (7) and Juston Lind, Randy Gomez (7). Highlights—Othello: Adrian Garza 3-4, 2B, HR; Juston Lind 2-3, 2 2Bs; Peterson 2-4, 3 RBIs.

Liberty Christian 13-9, Garfield-Palouse 0-2: Corbin Steele had eight RBIs — four in each game — to help the Patriots sweep at home.

Steele allowed one hit and struck out 11 in the five-inning opener. Taylor Lindquist went all seven innings in Game 2, striking out 12.

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Liberty Christian 404 5x — 13 10 0

J. Lopez, W. Griner (4) and H. Woltering; Corbin Steele and Mitch Godwin. Highlights—Steele (LC) 5IP-11K-1BB, 2x3, 4 RBIs; Preston Eder (LC) 2x3; Jake Conaway (LC) 2x2, 4 RBIs; Micah Woolever (LC) 2x3, 4 RBIs.

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Liberty Christian 330 030 x — 9 11 2

H. Woltering, K. Schaub (4) and J. Lopez; Taylor Lindquist and Godwin. Highlights—K. Schaub (GP) 2x4; Brandon Peterson (LC) 3x3; Godwin (LC) 2x4; C. Steele (LC) 2x4, 4 RBIs; Ryan Steele (LC) 2x4; Lindquist (LC) 7IP-12K-4BB.

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