Baseball: Scott pitches Pasco past Chiawana in playoffs

April 30, 2013 

Justus Scott threw a big game for Pasco and the Bulldogs jumped out early and held on for a 4-3 win at Chiawana in Tuesday’s opener of Mid-Columbia 4A district play.

The win sends the Bulldogs (5-16) to another loser-out game, this time with Walla Walla on Saturday at Richland. The winner of that faces the Bombers, with both teams advancing to regionals.

The loss ends the season for the Riverhawks (7-14).

Pasco started the game with a pair of walks before Luis Murillo singled in one run. Tony Beck followed with a sacrifice fly, and Austen Clarke capped the outburst with a run-scoring single.

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Justus Scott and Colby Killoy; Brian Black and Grady Graff. Highlights—Luis Murillo (P) 2x3, RBI; Austen Clarke (P) 2x3, RBI; Scott (P) 7IP-6H-3R-3BB-5K; Jesse Briones (C) 2B; Gabe Aviles (C) 2B; Spencer Bennion (C) 3x4, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI.

Kamiakin 4-7, Southridge 2-10: David Marshall pitched seven solid innings, striking out four and walking one as the Braves knocked off the Suns in the opener of a Mid-Columbia Conference doubleheader at LaPierre Field in Kennewick.

Behind Austin Morfin and Connor O’Neill, the Suns rallied to take Game 2. Both Morfin and O’Neil drove in two runs, as Southridge scored three times in the eighth inning to get the victory.

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Connor O’Neill, Kreutz (4), Ebbert (6) and Austin Morfin. David Marshall and Ty Earley. Highlights—Southridge: A. Morfin 2-3, 2 RBIs, 2B. Kamiakin: Seth Price 2-4; Earley 2-2; Dylan Keech 2-2; Marshall 1 BB, 4 Ks.

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Andrew Nett, Connor Morfin (3), Ebbert (6) and Schwartz, A. Morfin (3). Tristan Drury, Austin Hebdon (6) and Ty Earley. Highlights—Southridge: Henderson 2-4, 2 RBIs; O’Neill 3-5, 2 RBIs; A. Morfin 2-4, 2 RBIs. Kamiakin: Logan Jackson 3-4, 2 RBIs; Earley 2-5; Drury 3-5; Brandon Larson 2-3, 2 RBIs

Columbia (Burbank) 5-0, Connell 3-12: The Eagles wrapped up their first SCAC East title since 2009, as Austin Ochoa was 5-for-7 with a triple and three RBIs in the split.

Connell’s senior starters — Ochoa, Mark Borgens and Kyle Jones — were a combined 10-for-18 with two doubles and a triple in the doubleheader.

Tim Ellis threw a complete game for the Coyotes in the openening win. Connell will host Highland at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the first round of the District 5 tournament. The Eagles swept Highland in a doubleheader to open the season.

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Tim Ellis and Paden Kotwitz. Austin Forsyth, Leo Bermudez (6) and Austin Ochoa. Highlights—Connell: Ochoa 2-3, 3B; Gage Taylor 2-3; Mark Borgens 2-3, RBI; Brendan Holst 3B.

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Devin Percefield, Donovan Percifield (1), Forest Dexter (3) and Kotwitz. Jess Hawk and Ochoa. Highlights—Connell: Ochoa 3-4, 3 RBIs; Borgens 2-2, 2B; Kyle Jones 2B.

River View 4-1, Warden 3-2: With one swing of the bat, Louis Reyes sewed up the No. 3 seed for the visiting Cougars in an SCAC East doubleheader in Finley.

Reyes hit a two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning to give Warden the victory.

The win means Warden will be the No. 3 seed to the Class 1A District 5 tournament starting next Tuesday, while River View is left waiting to see what it will do.

The Panthers have a half-game lead over Kiona-Benton in the standings, and the Bears will complete a suspended game with Columbia (Burbank) on Thursday. The game is tied 3-3. If Kiona-Benton wins that game, then the Bears and Panthers will play an elimination game Saturday to decide the East’s No. 4 seed.

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Guillarmo Gonzalez and Zach Schuler. Austin Weatherby and Ashtin MacRoberts. Highlights—River View: Seth Lane 2-2; Weatherby 2 RBIs.

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Tyson Yamane and Schuler. Seth Lane and MacRoberts. Highlights—Warden: Gonzalez 2B; Louis Reyes 2-run HR; Yamane 9 Ks. River View: Jacob Frampton 2B; Jeff Leachman 2B; Lane 11 Ks.

Stanfield 12, Irrigon 1 (5): Michael Martinez was 2-for-3 with three RBIs as the Tigers won for the 12th time in 13 games, defeating the visiting Knights in a Special District 6 game.

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Nate Vearley, Freddy Vera (4) and Wyatt Mills. Bryce Linker, Jacob Murstig (4) and Devin Haefer. Highlights—Stanfield: Haefer 2-4, 2 RBIs; Michael Martinez 2-3, 3 RBIs, 2B; Linker 0 H, 5 Ks.

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