Baseball: O'Neil throws 5-hit shutout for Bandits

June 27, 2013 

The Kennewick Bandits defeated the Laces 2-0 behind a five-hit shutout by Connor O’Neil on Thursday at the Palouse Summer Series in Pullman.

The Bandits, who lost 7-4 to the Spokane Dodgers on Wednesday, had their scheduled second game Thursday wiped out because of poor field conditions.

Connor Morfin was 2-for-3 against the Laces, while Dillon Wilbert added a double. O’Neil struck out seven and walked two.

The Bandits will play again at 1 p.m. today.

Wednesday

Bandits 310 000 0 — 4 6 6

Spokane Dodgers 100 033 x — 7 8 4

Clayten Ayres and Dillon Wilbert. Gage Burland, Steven Machtolf (6), Max Graves (7) and Matt Hammond. Highlights—Bandits: Grant Lathim 2-3; Cole Henderson 2B, RBI. Dodgers: Evan Douglas 2-4, 2B, RBI; Connor Cantu 2-3.

Thursday

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Connor O’Neil and Dillon Wilbert. Shea and Matt Delfante. Highlights—Bandits: O’Neil 7 Ks; Connor Morfin 2-3; Dillon Wilbert 2B. Laces: Kyle Nobach 2B.

Flames take three: Thanks to Ryan Neal’s two-run home run and a strong start by Aaron Enderlin, the Hanford Flames took three-out-of-four from the Wenatchee Apple Packers on Wednesday and Thursday.

Neal homered in Hanford’s 8-2 victory Thursday. Wenatchee won the opener of that twinbill 2-0 behind Jake Crone’s two-hit shutout.

On Wednesday, Isaac Benard hit a three-run homer and drove in five runs in a 11-8 victory in the nightcap in Wenatchee. Neal drove in three runs in the opener of that doubleheader, which the Flames (6-10 league) won 9-2.

Wednesday

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Ryan Colson and Jake Browne. Kyle Blankenship and Tim Bunch. Highlights—Hanford: Isaac Benard 2-4, 2R; Trevor Jones 3-4, 2R; Ryan Neal 2-3, 3 RBI; Jake Browne 2-4; Jake Anderson 2-4.

Flames 103 101 5 — 11 11 2

Apple Packers 240 020 0 — 8 9 0

Jake Anderson, Ryan Neal (7) and Aaron Enderlin. Adam Grubb, Duncon Maynes (6), Chase Lewellen (7) and John Cordell. Highlights—Ben McMichael 3-4; Isaac Benard 2-3, 2R, 5 RBI, 3-run HR; Ryan Neal 2-4.

Thursday

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Flames 000 000 0 — 0 2 3

Jake Crone and Tyler Burch. Colin Serkowski and Jake Browne.

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Flames 220 022 x — 8 8 2

Mason Elliott and Carter Haehl (5) and Garrett Cordell. Aaron Enderlin, Jamie Hopp (7) and Browne. Highlights—Flames: Ben McMichael 2-4, 3Rs; Trevor Jones 3-4, 3 RBI; Ryan Neal 2-run HR

Titans 12-8, Sun Devils 0-2: After dropping six games in a row, the Twin City Titans (16-14) bounced back with a pair of wins over the host Pasco Sun Devils.

In the opener, Cody Pedroza threw a complete game with five strikeouts, while Gibson McGeorge and Hunter Chambers each drove in two runs.

In the nightcap, McGeorge drove in two runs, while David Marshall went 3-for-4 with an RBI.

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Cody Pedroza and Tyler Kjarmo; Nelson, Peiffer (2) and Graff. Highlights—Pedroza (T) 5K, 0BB; Gibson McGeorge (T) 3x4, 2 RBIs; Hunter Chambers (T) 2x3, 2 RBIs; Jeff Thornhill (P) 2x3.

Twin City Titans 132 200 0 — 8 11 2

Pasco Sun Devils 200 000 0 — 2 5 3

Tyler Early, Garrett March (7) and Kjarmo; Harty, Thornhill (3) and Graff. Highlights—McGeorge (T) 3x3, 2 RBIs; David Marshall (T) 3x4, RBI.

MAYHEM 10-3, BURBANK DIAMONDBACKS 0-4: Tim Ellis tossed a 3-hitter, striking out eight, as the host Burbank Diamondbacks defeated the Mayhem 4-3 to salvage a Tri-City Senior Babe Ruth doubleheader split.

The Mayhem won the opener 10-0, as Michael Magula pitched a complete-game, four-hit shutout.

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Michael Magula and Damon Taylor; Devin Percifield, Daniel Percifield (3), Jimmy Gifford (4) and Paden Kottwitz. Highlights—Magula 2B; Travis Wakefield (M) 2B; Kottwitz 2B.

Mayhem 200 010 0 — 3 3 2

Burbank 100 300 x — 4 8 3

Garrett Willard, Cody Schmale (4), Austin Foresman (6) and Taylor; Tim Ellis and Kottwitz. Highlights—Willard 2B; Daniel Percifield 2x3; Ellis 2B, 8 K’s; Marques Johnson (B) 2B; Tucker Simonton (B) 2x3.

Junior Bandits pick up tournament win: Trenton Nett pitched a complete game and struck out six to lead the Kennewick Junior Bandits to a 12-0 win over River Ridge Baseball at the Eastlake Wood Bat Invitational in Sammamish.

Kennewick will play host Eastlake at 6 p.m. today.

On Wednesday, the Junior Bandits split a twinbill with the host Walla Walla Bruins, winning the first game 7-5 and dropping the nightcap 7-0.

Kennewick Jr. Bandits 612 3 — 12 11 0

River Ridge Baseball 000 0 — 0 1 2

8-run rule invoked after 4th inningTrenton Nett and Jake Kirchhoff; Zeller, Burke (3) and Bone. Highlights—Nett (K) 6K, 1BB; Tyler Dupuis (K) 2x3, 3B, R; Kyle Harvey (K) 2x3, RBI; Trent Schafer (K) 3B, RBI; Tate Spivey (K) 2x3, 2B.

Wednesday

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Jake Bauman, Jordan Dawson (5) and Jake Kirchhoff; Zehner, McKinney (6) and Watilo. Highlights—Schafer (K) 2x4; Gray (W) 2x4.

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Walla Walla Bruins 140 110 x — 7 10 0

Matthew Oldham, Tate Spivey (2), Chad Crider (5) and Charlie Landefeld; Barker, Eskil (7) and Watilo. Highlights—Cordeiro (W) 3x5; Eskil (W) 2x4, 2R; Sumerlin (W) 2x4; Watilo (W) 2x2.

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