Ayres pitches Bandits into Bash semifinals

June 15, 2013 

Clayten Ayres tossed a two-hit shutout as the Kennewick Bandits beat the Twin City Titans 4-0 on Saturday in a Bandit Bash contest at Roy Johnson Field.

Dillon Wilbert had two doubles for the Bandits, who are 4-0 in their own tournament.

The Bandits also beat Spokane Baseball 6-2, as starter Jarrod Molnaa scattered five hits in the win.

Ayres was 3-for-3 with a double and three RBIs.

Kennewick will be the first-place seed and play the Hanford Flames at noon today at Roy Johnson Field in a semifinal. In the other semifinal, Twin City will face the Spokane Baseball Club at noon at Hanford High.

The tournament championship is set for 3 p.m. today at Roy Johnson. Over at Hanford High, Finn McMichael drove in three runs as the Hanford Flames beat the Spokane North Stars 10-4.

McMichael had four stolen bases in Hanford’s 6-5 win over the Yakima Rattlers.

And in the final game, Nate Ruane had two hits and scored four times as the Twin City Titans defeated the Yakima Rattlers 8-2.

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Cody Pedroza and Ty Earley; Clayten Ayres and JJ Hancock. Highlights—Ayres 2 Ks, 2 walks, 2 hits surrendered; Dillon Wilbert (K) 2x3, 2 2Bs; Hancock 2B.

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Kennewick 320 100 x — 6 8 1

Wyatt Mills and Kane Ulrich; Jarrod Molnaa and Wilbert. Highlights—Curtis Wiltse (S) 2x3; Ayres 3x3, 2B, 3 RBIs.

Spokane North Stars 003 001 0 — 4 8 3

Hanford Flames 030 421 x — 10 9 1

Evan Norden, Rupert House (3), Daniel Munoz (3), Zach Day (5) and Jeff Begon; Brandon Peterson, Taylor Lindquist (6) and Aaron Enderlin. Highlights—Cameron Macker (S) 2x3, 2B; Lindquist 2x3; Finn McMichael (H) 3 RBIs; Brady Heid (H) 2x2.

Yakima Rattlers 102 011 0 — 5 6 3

Hanford Flames 130 100 1 — 6 6 2

Evan Jensen, Parker Stohr (3) and Gavin Rodriguez; Enderlin, Lindquist (6) and Anthony Porcaro. Highlights—Stohr 2x3; McMichael 4 SBs; Ryan Neal (H) 2x4.

Twin City Titans 102 020 3 — 8 8 5

Yakima Rattlers 010 001 0 — 2 3 3

Levi Broeske and Tyler Kjarmo; Kurt Calhoun, John Haas (5) and Jarret Martin. Highlights—Nate Ruane (TC) 2x4, 4 runs.

Hanford A Flames 4, Lakeside Recovery 3: Dylan Rice and Tucker Anderson scored runs in the sixth inning to give Hanford’s A Flames the lead for good in a victory over Lakeside Recovery at the Walla Walla Griz Tournament.

Rice and Robert Young combined to scatter five hits for the Flames, who are 3-0 in the tournament.

Hanford won 11-1 over the Caldwell Cubs of Idaho and 10-6 over the University Titans of Spokane in earlier contests, and the Flames are set to play in the championship today.

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Shoemaker and Motta; Dylan Rice, Robert Young (6) and Dustin Durflinger. Highlights—Josh Betzsold a pinch-hit, RBI single to tie the game in the sixth.

Hanford Junior Flames 8, FCA Titans 0: Mitch Godwin was 2-for-4 with two RBI to lead the Flames to a victory in the Ed McNamara Memorial tournament in Moses Lake. They play in the semifinals today.

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Hanford Flames 200 105 x — 8 7 1

Lambert, Yee (6) and Levison. Tanner Heiman, Sawyer Henry (4), Mitch Godwin (7) and Parker Darnell. Highlights—Flames: Godwin 2-4, 2 RBI; Heiman 2-4, RBI; Cody McKee 1-3, RBI.

Richland Knights 11, Kuna, Idaho, 1 (5): Brandon Humphrey allowed one run on one hit and struck out eight for the Knights (15-5) at a Junior Legion tournament in Nampa, Idaho.

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Richland 201 08 — 11 11 0

Coburn, unavailable (5), Nelson (5) and Allen. Brandon Humphrey and Marcus Sparks. Highlights—Knights: Humphrey 8 Ks; Griffey March 3-3, 3 R, 2 RBI; Mitch Piper 3-3, 2 2B, R, 3 RBI; Dylan Wirtzberger 2-3, SB, R; Chad Miller 2-2, R.

Salem tournament: The Dusters Junior Legion team advanced to today’s championship game thanks to an 18-7 win over the South Salem Saxons and a 26-10 win over Santiam Christian.

Kennewick Dusters 18, South Salem Saxons 7 (5)

Dusters 163 53 — 18 16 4

Saxons 401 11 — 7 8 8

Tyson Patten, Justin Larson (5) and Austin Hardy. Matthews, White (2) and Omach. Highlights—Dusters: Logan Smith 2-4, 2B; Seth Price 3-3, 3-run HR; Mikey Jones 2-5, 3-run HR; Matt Rowell 1-3, 2B; Green 1-4, 2B; Kaden Enriquez 2-3; Hardy 3-4.

Kennewick Dusters 26, Santiam Christian 10 (4)

Dusters 0(18)2 6 — 26 13 4

Santiam Christian 154 0 — 10 8 3

Easton Henke, Austin Hardy and Brandon Serls. Archer, Patterson (2) and Aldrich. Highlights—Dusters: Price 2-4, 2B; Larson 2-4, 2 2B; Jaden Green 3-3, 2B; Patten 1-2, 2B; Tanner Kirk 2-3.

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