Softball: Hanford locks up Mid-Col's No. 3 seed

May 7, 2013 

Hanford 9-2, Kennewick 8-6: Jessica Rush drove in three runs and Kayla De La Paz had two doubles and two RBIs on Tuesday as Hanford topped Kennewick in the first game of a Mid-Columbia Conference doubleheader in Richland.

The win secured the No. 3 seed for the Falcons, who will play Tuesday in Spokane at the GSL’s No. 2 seed.

Eva Guizar threw a four-hitter and went 2-for-4 at the plate as the Lions took the second game.

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Bryanna DeRoos and Natalie Mullen; Kadi Patterson, Kayla De La Paz (6) and MaKenna Hall. Highlights—Patterson (H) 1x3, 3B, RBI; De La Paz (H) 2x3, 2 2B, 2 RBIs; Jessica Rush (H) 2x4, 3 RBIs; Hall (H) 1x3, 2B; Alyssa Gonzalez (K) 2x4, 3B; Gabriella Nava (K) 1x2, 2B.

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Eva Guizar and Mullen; De La Paz and Hall. Highlights—Patterson (H) 2x3, 2B; Terin Wade (K) 2x4; Nava (K) 2x4, 2B; Guizar (K) 2x4.

Kamiakin 12-26, Southridge 0-0: The Braves clinched the top seed to the 3A District 5/8 regional playoffs, sweeping the Suns in their final MCC matchup.

Hunter Schneitter collected five hits and five RBIs on the day, and Melanie Oord and Emily Benson each homered for Kamiakin in a 26-0 Game 2 trouncing.

Sara Gilliam went 2-for-3 to lead Southridge in Game 1.

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Franzi and Sam Booth; Gilliam and Meyer. Highlights—Sara Gilliam (S) 2x3, 2B; Hunter Schneitter (K) 3x5, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI; Melanie Oord (K) 2B; Jessica Edminster (K) 3B; Castillejo (K) 2x3; Wyant (K) 3B; Sam Booth (K) 3 RBI.

Kamiakin 549 43 — 26 23 0

Southridge 000 00 — 0 1 5

Austin and Rodriguez; Castrejon, Gould (3), Castrejon (4) and Tolison. Highlights—Schneitter (K) 2x4, HR, 3 RBI; Oord (K) 3x5, HR; Benson (K) 3x4, 2 2B, HR, 3 RBI; Rodriguez (K) 2x3; Castillejo (K) 3x5; Wyant (K) 3x4.

Connell 11-32, River View 0-1: Grayson Corrales homered for the Eagles in both ends of a doubleheader and Savannah Egbert hit two triples and a home run in a 32-0 Game 2 walloping of the Panthers.

Connell ended the regular season as the top seed heading into the Class 1A District 5 tournament which starts May 16.

Ashley Thompson struck out 17 batters in an 11-0 Game 1 victory.

Connell 320 040 2 — 11 10 0

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Ashley Thompson and Alex Shuster; Kaylee Lozier and Shelby Salter. Highlights—Thompson (C) 17 Ks; Grayson Corrales (C) HR.

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Thompson, McKenna Mathis (3) and Savannah Egbert; Rachel Doran, Lozier (3) and Jessica Burrus. Highlights—Thompson (C) 2 HR, 4 Ks; Egbert (C) 2 3B, HR; Michelle Schultz (C) HR; Corrales (C) HR.

Warden 11-23, Royal 0-4: Iris Rodriguez was a combined 6-for-8 with two doubles, a grand slam and seven RBIs as the visiting Cougars closed the regular season with an SCAC East sweep.

The victories lock Warden (18-2, 10-2) into second place going into next week’s District 5 tournament. The Cougars will host the West’s No. 3 seed Thursday.

Warden 222 23 — 11 8 0

Royal 000 00 — 0 1 4

Alliyah Enriquez and Bianca Hernandez. Hailey Delgado and Allie Rodriguez. Highlights—Warden: Iris Rodriguez 2-3, 2B, 3 Rs; Hernandez 2-2, 3B; BryLee Whitney 2-3; Enriquez 8 Ks. Royal: Sarah Jenks 2B.

Warden (10)47 11 — 23 17 2

Royal 011 02 — 4 4 8

Iris Rodriguez and Bianca Hernandez. Sarah Jenks and Allie Rodriguez. Highlights—Warden: Haley Yamane 4-5, 4 RBIs; Iris Rodriguez 4-5, 7 RBIs, 2B, GS, 9 Ks; Hernandez 2-4, 3B; Allycia Gonzales 2-3, 2B. Royal: Sam Cera 2-3; Flor Arauso 2B.

Dayton 13, Tri-Cities Prep 3 (5): Sam Harting was 3-for-4 with a two-run home run as the host Bulldogs ended the Jaguars’ season in a Class 2B District 9 game.

Dayton (10-9) will play Waitsburg-Prescott at 3 p.m. Friday at the Mill Creek Complex in Walla Walla. Both teams have already qualified for the regional tournament.

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Dayton 209 11 — 13 12 0

Whitsett and Lahoz. Harting and Bickelhaupt. Highlights—Harting 3-4, 2-run HR; Bickelhaupt 4-4.

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