Saturday's Mid-Columbia roundup

June 22, 2013 

The Twin City Titans were eliminated from a rain-shortened Best in the West Senior Legion tournament Saturday in Spokane.

The Titans lost to the Spokane Dodgers 4-2 and to the Spokane Blue Devils 9-5.

Gibson McGeorge pitched five solid innings in the loss to the Dodgers, allowing four runs with three strikeouts and no walks. Mason Hilty drove in a run for Twin City in that loss.

In the nightcap, Hilty was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, while Hayden Burris was 2-for-3 with an RBI, but it wasn’t enough.

Twin City is back in action Tuesday in a doubleheader at the Yakima Beetles.

Twin City Titans 100 001 0 — 2 5 3

Spokane Dodgers 200 020 x — 4 5 1

Gibson McGeorge, David Marshall (6) and Tyler Kjarmo. Bettinson and Jondal. Highlights—Titans: McGeorge 3K, 0 BB; Garrett March 2-3; Mason Hilty RBI.

Spokane Blue Devils 005 130 0 — 9 15 2

Twin City Titans 400 100 0 — 5 12 5

Lilje and Wertmoan. Cody Pedroza, Dylan Keach (5) and Kjarmo. Highlights—Titans: Kjarmo 3-4; Tristan Drury 2-4; Conner Craig 2-3, RBI; Hayden Burris 2-3, RBI; Mason Hilty 2-3, 2 RBI.

Junior Bash: The Hanford Junior Flames split a pair of games at Waits Field, beating Bellevue 3-0 and losing to Vancouver 11-8.

That last loss, which included nine Hanford errors, leaves the Flames playing for third place today against the Kennewick Phantoms at 1 p.m. at Waits Field. Vancouver and Bellevue will play for the championship at 1 p.m. at Roy Johnson Field in Kennewick.

Hanford took its opener behind a combined two-hitter from Sawyer Henry and Tanner Heiman, and Matt True drove in two of the team’s three runs.

Nick Danna scored three runs and drove in two more in the nightcap, but the Flames couldn’t overcome their defensive meltdown.

The Phantoms also split their games at Roy Johnson Field, beating Vancouver 2-1 behind a complete game from Jose Oliva and two doubles from Josh Kutzke. But they lost in extra innings, 6-3, when Bellevue’s Zach McConnell unloaded the bases with a triple in the eighth inning.

Pasco posted a 7-3 win over Hermiston as Brian Black doubled and drove in two runs. Prosser then thumped Hermiston 16-6. The Kennewick Dusters dropped a pair of games, 13-0 to Prosser and 7-5 to Pasco.

Vancouver 016 110 2 — 11 9 2

Hanford 012 014 0 — 8 10 9

Pritchard, Olivers (6) and Huntsinger; True, McKee (4) and Darnell. Highlights—Mitch Godwin (H) 2x4; Nick Danna (H) 2x4, 2 RBI, 3R; Jon Miles (H) 3x4, 2 RBI, 3B; Parker Darnell (H) 2x4; Schmidt (V) 2x4; Meyer (V) 3R; Tyson (V) 2x3, R.

Hermiston 330 000 — 6 10 2

Prosser 302 146 — 16 10 3

Root, n/a and Gritz; Wenz, Scarver (6) and Taylor. Highlights—Goulet (P) 3x4, 4 R, RBI, 3B; Blair (P) 2x3, 3 RBI, 2 2B; Taylor (P) 2x4, 2 RBI; Smith (H) 2x4; Gritz (H) 2x3, 2 2B, 2R.

Bellevue 000 000 0 — 0 2 1

Hanford 010 020 x — 3 8 0

Adams, Meadowcroft (6) and Lundquist; Henry, Heiman (6) and Romero. Highlights—Sawyer Henry (H) 5IP-2H-4K; Tanner Heiman (H) 2IP-0H; Nick Danna (H) 2x3, RBI, 2B; Matt True (H) 2x3, 2 RBI.

Hermiston 002 010 0 — 3 8 3

Pasco 003 004 x — 7 8 2

Gosslar, Sexton (5) and Gammel; Hawk, Salinas (6) and Washburn. Highlights—Cole Schwines (H) 2x4, 2R; Gosslar (H) 2x2, RBI; Brian Black (P) 2B, 2 RBI; Brady Hirai (P) 2B, RBI.

Vancouver 001 000 0 — 1 5 0

Phantoms 000 200 x — 2 5 1

n/a; Oliva and Dixon. Highlights—Josh Kutzke (P) 2x3, 2 2B, RBI; Jose Oliva (P) 7IP-5H-5K.

Bellevue 000 102 03 — 6 5 0

Phantoms 210 000 00 — 3 4 1

Taylor Scarvie and Alex Shuey; Scantlon, Sittman (6) and Dixon. Highlights—Levi Scantlon (P) 5IP-1R-3K; Quinton Lafontaine (P) 3B; Kutzke (P) 2B; Billy Dimlon (B) 3x3; Zach McConnell (B) 3-R 3B.

Saturday’s games

Waits Field: Pasco 7, Hermiston 3; Hanford 3, Bellevue 0; Prosser 16, Hermiston 6; Vancouver 11, Hanford 8; Phantoms 2, Vancouver 1; Prosser 13, Dusters 0; Pasco 7, Dusters 5; Bellevue 6, Phantoms 3

Today

At Roy Johnson, Kennewick: Prosser vs. Pasco, 10 a.m.; Vancouver vs. Bellevue, 1 p.m. (championship)

At Waits Field, Hanford: Hermiston vs. Kennewick Dusters, 10 a.m.; Hanford vs. Kennewick Phantoms, 1 p.m. (third-fourth)

High Desert Classic: The Kennewick Wolfpack dropped a pair of games at the Babe Ruth tournament in Ephrata, losing to the Belgrade (Mont.) Bandits 8-3 and the Columbia Basin River Dogs 9-1.

Chad Bettinson and Phillip Chen each had two hits for Kennewick in the loss to Belgrade, and Chris Gill doubled and scored the team’s only run against The River Dogs.

Belgrade Bandits 141 011 0 — 8 9 2

Kennewick 011 001 0 — 3 7 3

Chris Schickengost and Connor Switzer; Jake Ebberts, Chris Gill (6), Mike Perez (7) and Phillip Chen, Chad Bettinson (3). Highlights—Bettinson (K) 2x3, 2 2B, R; Gill (K) R, RBI; Chen (K) 2x2, R; Jamis Olson (B) 2x4, 2R; Barry Teagan (B) 2x5, R; Trey Mounds (B) 2x3, R, 2 RBI.

Kennewick 000 01 — 1 4 0

Basin River Dogs 005 04 — 9 13 0

One out when 8-run rule invoked. Austin Gagnon, Tyler Maus (4), Chen (5) and Ebberts; Nathan Sorenson and Luke Gleasman. Highlights—Maus (K) 1x2; Gill (K) 2B, R; Caleb Wersland (B) 3x3, 2B, 2 RBI; Tyler Killiard (B) 2x3, 2 2B, 4 RBI; Sorenson (B) 10 Ks.

Volleyball

The Shockwave Volleyball Club in Richland has qualified a pair of teams for the USA Volleyball Junior Girls National Championships on June 30-July 5 in Dallas, Texas.

The Shockwave U16 team, coached by Gary Louie and assisted by Bonnie Wescott, has players from throughout the Tri-Cities and Connell: Courtney Colclasure, Merab Davis, Cara Gilmore, Emma Milies, Callie Ochoa and Danika Whitsett.

The U14 team, coached by Kim Lacey and Kat Rothrock: Carissa Gradwohl, Sara Howlett, Maddie Judy, Lanie Lacey, Lexi Lacey, Carlee Rowell, Lexi Rugg and Kalyn Smith.

College news

Wenatchee multi-sport star Isaiah Brandt-Sims had a long list of collegiate suitors, but in the end, Stanford stood above the rest.

Brandt-Sims verbally committed to join the Cardinal’s list of 2014 recruits. He will play football and run track, both sports the rising senior has excelled in during his prep career.

The 17-year-old is the fastest sprinter in the state. His 40-yard dash time is listed at 4.4 seconds, according to Rivals.com, and he holds the national indoor high school 60 with a time of 6.7.

Brandt-Sims is a three-time state champion in the 100 and 200 meters.

The first-team 4A state running back selection rushed for 1,400 yards, had 317 yards receiving and accounted for 25 touchdowns in 2012. He was named the Big Nine’s Most Valuable Player.

Driver signs with A’s

Wenatchee hurler Dustin Driver, drafted by Oakland in the seventh round, signed with the Athletics on Saturday.

Driver, a dominant pitcher since his sophomore season, passed up a scholarship to UCLA, which opens the College World Series finals Monday, after being selected with the 221st overall pick.

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