PREP BASEBALL: Kennewick sweeps Chiawana

April 16, 2013 

Jarrod Molnaa and Colton Plew combined to scatter five hits as Kennewick beat Chiawana 10-0 in the opener of a Mid-Columbia Conference baseball doubleheader Tuesday in Pasco.

Kaden Julian had two hits for the Lions.

In the nightcap, Vince Gonzalez had three hits, and Clayten Ayres and Mark Driver combined on a three-hitter as the Lions completed the sweep with a 6-3 victory.

Kennewick 603 01 — 10 6 0

Chiawana 000 00 — 0 5 4

Molnaa, Plew (4) and Wilbert; Black, Burgess (4) and Graff. Highlights—Kaden Julian (K) 2x3, 2B; Gabe Aviles (C) 3x3, 2B.

Kennewick 220 001 1 — 6 8 1

Chiawana 020 100 0 — 3 3 1

Clayten Ayres, Mark Driver (4) and Hancock; Thornhill, Binion (6) and Graff. Highlights—Vince Gonzalez (K) 3x4, Alex Storaci (K) 2x3.

Walla Walla 9-1, Southridge 3-5: Suns senior Jake Ebberts threw a complete game four-hitter to help the Suns bounce back in the nightcap of a Mid-Columbia Conference doubleheader in Walla Walla. Ebberts struck out six and walked one in the victory.

“He stepped up as a senior and threw a great ballgame,” Southridge coach Tim Sanders said.

Grant Lathim was a combined 3-for-4 with two doubles, a triple and two RBIs for Southridge.

In the opener, Zane Henderson had three of the Blue Devils’ 14 hits. Adam Matthews threw a complete game for Walla Walla.

Southridge 010 101 0 — 3 5 1

Walla Walla 003 015 x — 9 14 1

Trenton Nett, Justin Kreutz (6) and Austin Morfin. Adam Matthews and Colby Watilo. Highlights—S: Grant Lathim 1-1, 2B, RBI. WW: Matthews 2-3; Daniel Lake 2-3; Zane Henderson 3-3; Julian Zamora 2 RBIs.

Southridge 001 100 3 — 5 10 3

Walla Walla 100 000 0 — 1 4 3

Jake Ebberts and Morfin. Zach Zehner and Keltan Fulmer. Highlights—S: Ebberts 6 Ks, 1 BB; Lathim 2-3, 2B, 3B, RBI; Andrew Nett 1-2, 2R, 2SB; Addison Spivey 3-4, 2 RBIs.

Kamiakin 7-6, Pasco 6-4: Johnny Jansen’s RBI single and Logan Jackson’s sacrifice fly led the Braves’ seventh-inning rally as they pulled out the opener at LaPierre Field.

Trystan Drury was dominant on the mound in the finale, striking out 10 in a four-hitter, and catcher Ty Earley was 3-for-4 with two doubles, three RBIs and two stolen bases.

“We’re definitely a work in progress,” said Kamiakin coach Ryan Carter. “We’re getting better every chance. Every time our kids have been challenged, they’ve stepped up. That’s the positive thing.”

Roger Ingram Jr. was 2-for-3 for Pasco in the opener and provided five innings of solid pitching.

Pasco 100 050 0 — 6 5 1

Kamiakin 120 002 2 — 7 7 3

Roger Ingram Jr., Justus Scott (6) and Brady Ritala; David Marshall, Cody Pedroza (5) and Ty Earley. Highlights—Ingram (P) 2x3; Earley (K) 2x4; Johnny Jansen (K) 2x3; Hayden Burris (K) 1x2, 3R.

Pasco 200 001 1 — 4 4 2

Kamiakin 002 202 x — 6 12 2

Ellery Raines, Nathan Kasselder (5) and Kolby Killoy; Trystan Drury and Earley. Highlights—Drury (K) 7IP-4H-10K; Kasselder (P) RBI 2B; Logan Jackson (K) 2x4, 2 2B, 2 SB; Earley (K) 3x4, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 2 SB; Jansen (K) 3x4, 2 RBI, SB; .

OTHELLO 11, WAPATO 3: Asaph Garza had three hits to lead visiting Othello to a rout over Wapato in CWAC play.

Othello 210 041 3 — 11 13 0

Wapato 003 000 0 — 3 4 3

Arredondo, Montgomery (4), Garcia (7) and Gomez; Alvarado, Miranda (6) and Benscoter. Highlights—Asaph Garza (O) 3x4; Ray Arredondo 2-5; Adrian Garza (O) 2x4, 2B; Chris Garza (O) 2x4, 2B; Juston Lina (O) 2x5.

BURBANK 4, KIONA-BENTON 2: Paden Kotwitz had three hits to lead visiting Columbia Burbank past Kiona-Benton in an SCAC East game.

In the nightcap, the teams were tied 3-3 after seven innings before the contest was suspended due to darkness. There was no word when the game was to be completed.

Burbank 013 000 0 — 4 8 0

Kiona-Benton 100 000 1 — 2 7 3

Percifield, Ellis (7) and Kotwitz; Robb and Thomas. Highlights—Paden Kotwitz 3x4, 2B; Tucker (B) 2x3; Haughton (KB) 2x3.

Connell 12-2, Royal 2-3: Gage Taylor hit a three-run home run in the first inning, leading Connell to a 12-2 victory over host Royal in SCAC East action.

Shortstop Leo Bermudez hit a pair of doubles and drove in four runs for the Eagles, who needed just five innings for the win.

The Knights rallied back to win the nightcap behind Kent Christensen’s complete game, including six strikeouts.

Royal scored the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh as Brady Dixon scored on a wild pitch.

Connell 601 05 — 12 11 2

Royal 100 01 — 2 3 4

Austin Forsyth and Austin Ochoa; Brady Dixon, Aaron Johnson (5) and Jesse Santillan. Highlights—Gage Taylor (C) 1x2, HR, 3 RBIs; Kyle Jones (C) 2x4; Jacob Jenks (C) 2x2, 3 RBIs; Leo Bermudez (C) 2x3, 2 2B, 4 RBIs.

Connell 000 010 1 — 2 8 2

Royal 001 100 1 — 3 3 2

2 outs when winning run scored

Jess Hawk and Ochoa; Kent Christensen and Sam Christensen. Highlights—Jenks (C) 2x3; Brenden Holst (C) 2x4; Bermudez (C) 1x2, 2B; K.Christensen (R) 6K.

Liberty Christian 5, River View 4: Ryan Steeele singled to right field with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning to score Taylor Lindquist and rally past River View for a nonleague win in Richland.

Steele finished 2-for-4 with a double for the Patriots (10-2), while Mitch Godwin was 2-for-4 and and Corbin Steele 2-for-3.

River View 200 110 0 — 4 5 5

Liberty Christian 000 130 1 — 5 9 4

Blake Foster, Boston Weatherby (5) and Ashtin MacRoberts; Corbin Steele, Brandon Peterson (7) and Mitch Godwin. Highlights—Godwin (LC) 2x4; C.Steele (LC) 2x3; R.Steele (LC) 2x4, 2B, RBI.

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