Tuesday's Mid-Columbia roundup

June 25, 2013 

Richland’s Kristin Strankman shot a 9-over-par 81 and sits in a tie for 15th after Tuesday’s first round of the Washington Women’s Amateur Champion-ship at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club in Federal Way.

Hope Neidhold, also of Richland, shot a 92 and is tied for 37th heading into today’s second round.

Earlier in the day, Strankman was announced as a member of the Western Athletic Conference all-academic team after her freshman season at the University of Idaho. She was joined on the team by Richland’s Cayle Turpen, a sophomore distance runner on the Idaho track team.

• Area golfers looking for a free fitting are in luck, with Canyon Lakes and Golf Universe holding demo days this week.

Canyon Lakes (3700 Canyon Lakes Dr. in Kennewick, 582-3736) is holding a Titleist Demo Day from 3-7 p.m. Thursday. Golfers are encouraged to sign up for a 30-minute fitting and check out the lastest gear from Titleist.

Golf University (6311 W. Clearwater Ave. in Kennewick, 735-2900) will have a Callaway Demo Day from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, with free individual fitting appointments.

Basketball

Former Pasco High star Danielle Walter will be busy in Spokane this weekend signing autographs as part of the Gonzaga basketball program’s promotion at Hoopfest in Spokane.

Walter, who will be a redshirt junior next season, will be manning the Zags’ booth from noon-2 p.m. Sunday at Riverfront Park in promotion of the Battle in Seattle games slated for Dec. 14 at KeyArena.

Walter has seen limited minutes the past two seasons but has played in 46 games for the Gonzaga women.

Volleyball

Former Othello and University of Idaho standout Ashley Baker, now the head coach at Big Bend Community College, will hold a camp at the Moses Lake campus July 29-31 for girls grade 6-12.

Camp runs 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and costs $90, or $110 including lunch buffet at the college. Registration available on the college website, or email allisonb@bigbend.edu.

Senior American Legion

Yakima 6-6, Twin City 4-5: The Beetles took advantage of nine errors on the day in sweeping the Titans in Central Washington League play.

Gibson McGeorge had a double and drove in two runs for the Titans in the opener.

With the score tied at 5 going into the bottom of seventh inning of the second game, Carlos Vijarro drove in the winning run for the Beetles.

McGeorge and Mason Hilty drove in two runs each for Twin City.

Twin City Titans 001 001 2 — 4 8 4

Yakima Beetles 103 002 x — 6 10 2

Mason Hilty, Connor Craig (6) and Tyler Kjarmo; Messmore and Sauve. Highlights—Hilty (TC) 2x3, Gibson McGeorge (TC) 1x3, 2B, 2 RBIs; Kjarmo (TC) 2x3.

Twin City Titans 002 050 0 — 5 6 5

Yakima Beetles 100 040 1 — 6 7 2

David Marshall and Kjarmo; Ford, Alcazar (6) and Sauve. Highlights—Sheldon Liikala (TC) 2x3, RBI, McGeorge (TC) 2x4, 2 RBIs; Mason Hilty (TC) 2 RBIs.

Senior Babe Ruth

Burbank Diamondbacks 5-2, Richland Raptors 0-4: Marques Johnson went the distance in the opener for the Diamondbacks in the Senior Babe Ruth split in Burbank.

Shane Oldham returned the favor for the Raptors in the second game, striking out 10 in Richland’s win.

Richland 000 000 0 — 0 4 2

Burbank 010 202 x — 5 7 2

Beitz and n/a; Marques Johnson and Paden Kottwitz. Highlights—Johnson (B) 7IP-5K-0R-4H, Nick Smith (B) RBI; Tim Ellis (B) RBI.

Raptors 000 103 0 — 4 4 1

Burbank 000 200 0 — 2 8 4

Oldham and n/a; Donovan Percifield, Ellis (6) and Kottwitz. Highlights—Jimmy Gifford (B) 2x3; Matt Reardon (B) 2x3, 2B; Don. Percifield (B) 2 RBI; Jake Smith (B) 2B; Shane Oldham (R) 10K.

Junior American Legion

Yakima Rookies 4-8, Hanford Flames A 1-2: Robert Young smacked a pair of doubles and drove in a run for the Flames, but that was the bulk of the offense in a Central Washington League Single A doubleheader at Waits Field on Monday.

Yakima 002 100 1 — 4 7 0

Hanford 001 000 0 — 1 4 5

Ricky Mendiola and Cory Roy; Chase Becker, Grant Cowen (7) and Dustin Durflinger. Highlights—Kelby Hauff (Y) 2B; Brad Johnson (Y) 2x4; Dante Rodriguez (Y) 2B; Robert Young (H) 2x3, 2 2B, RBI.

Yakima 000 220 4 — 8 10 1

Hanford 100 010 0 — 2 3 3

Alec Brown, Hauff (5) and Roy; Dylan Rice, Taylor Duberstein (6) and Young. Highlights—Hauff (Y) 3x4, 2 2B, 2 RBI; Williamson (Y) 2B; Roy (Y) 2B; Tom Stephens (Y) 3x4.

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