Gibson McGeorge went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, and Sheldon Liikala also drove in two runs to lead the Twin City Titans to a 7-6 victory over the Apple Valley Packers in the nightcap as the teams split their Central Washington League Senior Legion twinbill Tuesday in Wenatchee.
In the opener. Mason Hilty threw a complete game for the Titans, giving up five runs on 10 hits in a 5-3 loss. Connor Craig, Alex Storaci and Cody Pedroza all had two hits for Twin City (5-3 CWL).
The Titans will play in the Best of the West tournament Thursday through Saturday in Spokane. They open at 3 p.m. Thursday against Washington FCA.
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Mason Hilton and Tyler Early; Crone and Zuidema. HighlightsConnor Craig (TC) 2x3; Alex Storaci (TC) 2x3, Cody Pedroza (TC) 2x3.
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David Marshall, Nate Ruane (7), Marshall (7) and Tyler Kjarmo; Hashl, Grubb (4) and Zuidema. HighlightsGibson McGeorge TC) 2x4, HR, 2 RBIs; Sheldon Liikala (TC) 2x3 2 RBIs; Kjarmo (TC) 2x4; Stuart Moore 2x4.
Flames 4-6, Beetles 3-10: Finn McMichael drove in the winning run with an RBI single with one out in the ninth inning, lifting Hanford to a 4-3 win over Yakima in Game 1 of a CWL Senior League doubleheader at Waits Field.
The Beetles had a chance to pull ahead in the top of the ninth, but Flames catcher Ryan Neal threw out a Yakima runner trying to steal second with the go-ahead runner on third base.
In the nightcap, the Beetles exploded for seven runs in the fourth inning off Hanford starter Jacob Anderson before Jamie Hopp quieted Yakimas bats with three scoreless innings.
Trailing 10-2 after four innings, the Flames started coming back, getting two in the bottom of the fourth and two more in the fifth to cut it to 10-6.
We started chipping away, Flames style. We had that comeback feeling, but we hit into a double play, Hanford manager Nat Roe said.
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One out when winning run scored. Landon Messmore, Kyle Boll (8) and Eric Sauve; Colin Serkowski and Ryan Neal. HighlightsFinn McMichael (H) 3x5, 2B, GW RBI; Isaac Benard (H) 2x4, R, RBI; Neel (H) 2 RBI; Serkowski (H) CG, 3Ks, 4BB.
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Hanford 011 220 0 6 8 1
Ryker Ford, Anthony King (7) and Jamer Trudeau; Jacob Anderson, Jamie Hopp (4) and Aaron Enderlin. HighlightsHunter Hanson (Y) 2x5, 2 RBI; Carlos Vijarro (Y) 2R; Nate Giles (Y) 2x3, 2B; Neel (H) 2x4, 2R; Serkowski (H) 2R.
KENNEWICK PHANTOMS 8-10, RICHLAND KNIGHTS 4-7: Kennewick put together 18 hits in two games to sweep the Richland Knights in a Central Washington League South Division Junior American Legion doubleheader at Richland High School.
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Driver and Dixon; Miller, Webb (1) and Doyle, Elgin (4). HighlightsLafontane (K) 3x4, 2B; Sitter (K) 3x5, 2B; Plew (K) 2x3, 2B; Nelson (R) 2x3, 2B.
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Oliva, Pittman (5) and Dixon; Humphreys, Brunson (4), Sparks (7) and March, Doyle (4). HighlightsDixon 2x3; Perryman (R) 2x4, 2B; Piper (R) 3-run HR.
DeSales sweeps Junior Bandits: Tyler Dupis had a double, triple and four RBIs, but despit his effort, the Kennewick Junior Bandits dropped the second game of a nonleague doubleheader to the DeSales Merchants 8-7 at Southridge High School.
The Merchants won the opener 3-2 as Cam Richman pitched a complete game with six strikeouts and helped his cause at the plate with a triple and an RBI.
Trenton Nett drove in both runs for the Bandits (7-12).
They were good games, we just ended up on the wrong end, Kennewick coach Tim Sanders said.
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Cam Richman and Josh Larson; Jake Bauman, Kyle Harvey (7) and Jake Kirchhoff. HighlightsRichman (D) 3B, RBI, 6K; Cody Sturdefant (K) 2B; Trenton Nett (K) 2 RBIs.
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Connor Richard, Isaiah Standard (4), Adam Eskil (6) and Richman; Ryan Sanders, Chad Crider (5), Tate Spivey (6) and Charlie Lendefeld. HighlightsTyler Jacobson (D) 2x3; Schafer (K) 2x4, 3B; Jordan Dawson (K) 2B; Spivey (K) 2x4; Derek Doyle (K) 2x2, 2R; Tyler Dupis (K) 2x3, 2B, 3B, 4 RBIs.
Kennewick Wolf Pack wins two: Austin Gagnon hit a double and drove in three runs to lead lead the Kennewick Wolf Pack to a 17-0 four-inning win over the Sunnyside Christian Knights in the second game of a Three Rivers Senior Babe Ruth doubleheader in Richland.
In the opener, Jake Ebberts and Cy Edie each drove in a pair of runs, and the Wolf Pack (4-4) took advantage of 11 Sunnyside Christian errors en route to a 13-6 victory in six innings.
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Brandon Moore and Drew Puterbaugh; Brodie Samples, Cy Edie (4), Ryan Burford (6) and Jake Ebberts. HighlightsBrant Bosma (S) 1x3, 2R; Moore (S) 1x4, 2R; Puterbaugh (S) 1x2, 3B, 2 RBIs; Tyler Maus (K) 1x3, 3R, 3B; Ebberts (K) 2x3, 2B, 2R, 2 RBIs; Edie (K) 2x4, 2R, 2 RBIs.
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Brant Bosma, Puterbaugh (2) and Ian Heffron; Rylen Crawford and Phillip Chen. HighlightsCrawford (K) 4K; Colton Spriggle (K) 2x2 3R, 2 RBIs; Austin Gagnon (K) 2x3, 2B, 3 RBIs.
Mayhem 7-10, Raptors 3-0: Michael Magula went 4-for-6 on the day and tossed a complete-game, one-hit shutout in Game 2 as Kennewick swept a Babe Ruth senior doubleheader against host Richland.
Damon Taylor tripled in Game 1 for the Mayhem and added a double and two RBIs in the nightcap.
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Beitz and Ayala; Austin Forsman, Garrett Willard (6) and Damon Taylor. HighlightsMichael Magula (K) 2x3, 2B; Taylor (K) 3B; Benitez (R) 3 RBI.
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Snowden, Oldham (2) and Ayala; Magula and Taylor. HighlightsTaylor (K) 2x3, 2B, 2 RBI; Magula (K) 2x3, 4 Ks; Trenton Dohanuik (K) 2B; Paul Hamada (K) 2B.