Friday's Mid-Columbia baseball roundup

July 5, 2013 

Trystan Drury’s double off the wall drove in two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, giving the Twin City Titans an 9-7 victory over the Columbia Basin River Dawgs at the Yakima Firecracker Tournament at Parker Field in Yakima on Friday.

David Marshall had three hits for the Titans, now 2-1 in the tournament. The Titans had 17 hits.

Twin City plays the Northwest Blaze at 11:30 a.m. today.

Columbia Basin 100 220 20 — 7 11 2

Twin City 120 101 22 — 9 17 6

Zavala and Pauter; Tyler Early and Tyler Kjarmo, Mason Hilty (8). Highlights—Sheldon Liikala (TC) 2x4; Nate Ruane (TC) 2x4; Gibson McGeorge (TC) 3x4; Hilty 2x4; David Marshall (TC) 3x4; Trystan Drury (TC) 2B, 2 RBIs.

Senior Babe Ruth

Burbank Diamondbacks 12, Finley 2 (5): Tim Ellis struck out 10 over five innings and allowed just two hits in leading Burbank past Finley in the semifinals of the Senior Babe Ruth District Tournament at the Richland Babe Ruth Complex.

The Diamondbacks will play the Kennewick Mayhem at 10 a.m. today in the championship game.

Instead of one team going to state, which starts July 19 in Aberdeen, the league will form an All-Start team.

Tied at 2 going into the bottom of the fourth inning, the Diamondbacks hung seven runs on the board in the bottom of the frame, highlighted by a three-run triple by Marques Johnson.

Finley 000 20 — 2 2 3

Burbank Diamondbacks 002 73 — 12 10 2

Two outs when 10-run rule invoked. Seth Lane, Jacob Frampton (4), Kyle Dennis (5) and Austin Weatherby; Tim Ellis and Paden Kottwitz. Highlights—Ellis (B) 10K; Jimmy Gifford (B) 2x4, 2B; Matt Reardon (B) 2B, RBI; Kottwitz (B) 3B, 2 RBIs; Marques Johnson (B) 2B, 3 RBIs.

Junior Legion

Duster Bowl: The Eastlake Wolves and the Kennewick Phantoms are 2-0 after two days of the 32nd annual Kennewick Duster Bowl tournament at LaPierre Field.

Eastlake beat the Kennewick Jr Bandits 10-1, as Max Escarda had a double and three RBIs.

The Phantoms beat the Hermiston Spuds 12-1, as Matt Driver scattered five hits.

The Kennewick Pepsi Cola Dusters beat the Pasco Rebels 11-6, as Mikie Jones had two hits, including a bases-clearing double.

The Dusters Baseball Club beat the Pasco Jr. Sun Devils 8-3, as Tyler Lloyd had four hits.

The tournament continues today with more round-robin play.

Dusters Baseball Club 003 103 1 — 8 10 0

Pasco Jr. Sun Devils 002 100 0 — 3 3 0

Mulderig and Wensveen; Black, Coonrad (4), Stewart (6) and Hansen. Highlights—Tyler Lloyd (D) 4x4; Ethan Olsen (P) 2x3.

Eastlake Wolves 071 02 — 10 6 0

Kennewick Jr Bandits 100 00 — 1 4 0

Barness and Kothari; Dupuis and Kirchhoff. Highlights—Max Escarda (E) 2B, 3 RBIs; Mark Whitley (E) 2x2, 2B; Carson Iraola (E) 2B.

Hermiston Spuds 000 01 — 1 5 2

Kennewick Phantoms 431 4x — 12 11 0

Gossler, Sexton (2) and Smith; Driver and Dixon.

Pasco Rebels 002 040 — 6 5 0

Pepsi Cola Dusters 016 40x — 11 7 0

Tate, Monville (4) and Keenan; Austin Crawford, Easton Henke (5) and Brandon Searls. Highlights—Crawford (P) 2x4; Mikie Jones (K) 2x2, 2B, 3 RBIs.

Standings after 2 days — Red Division: Eastlake 2-0; Kennewick Jr Bandits 1-1; Pepsi Cola Dusters 1-1; Pasco Rebels 0-2; Blue Division: Kennewick Phantoms 2-0; Hermiston 1-1; Dusters Baseball Club 1-1; Pasco Jr. Sun Devils 0-2.

Today’s schedule — Eastlake vs. Pasco Rebels, 9 a.m.; Kennewick Phantoms vs. Dusters Baseball Club, 11:30 a.m.; Pasco Sun Devils vs. Hermiston, 2 p.m.; Kennewick Jr Bandits vs. Pepsi Cola Dusters, 4:30 p.m.

RICHLAND KNIGHTS 2-2: Connor Perryman had seven hits to lead the Richland AA Knights to a 2-2 record at the Spokane Wood Bat tournament.

The Knights beat Rogers of Spokane 10-2 on Friday, as Mason Nelson hit a grand slam and drove in five runs in the game.

Cody Follett pitched a 2-hitter in the contest for the Knights, who play one game today.

Richland 001 100 0 — 2 5 0

Ferndale 200 231 x — 8 11 1

Webb, March (6) and Doyle; Akers and Olson. Highlights—Doyle 2x2.

Richland 225 02 — 11 10 3

Central Valley 000 20 — 2 2 1

Sparks and Doyle; Guybel and Ferster. Highlights—Piper (R) 2x3; Perryman (R) 3x4.

Valley View 110 120 0 — 5 5 2

Richland 200 000 0 — 2 4 2

Smith and Turks; Humphrey and March. Highlights—Woodman (R) 2x3, Perryman (R) 2x3.

Rogers 101 00 — 2 2 1

Richland 210 52 — 10 7 3

Ramos, Leon (3) and Titus; Follett and Sparks. Highlights—Perryman (R) 2x4, 2 2B; Nelson (R) grand slam, 5 RBIs.

Richland A Knights: Garrett Guffy allowed two hits and struck out six, and hit an inside-the-park solo home run to lead the Richland A Knights to an 8-0 victory over Gonzaga Prep at the Fourth of July Wood Bat Classic at University High School in Spokane.

The Knights, 1-2 at the 10-team tournament, play at 6 p.m. today against Lewis & Clark. Against G-Prep, Tyrion Smith went 3-for-4 with three doubles and scored twice, while Josh Ellis went 3-for-3 with an RBI.

In their first game Thursday, the Knights lost a 4-1 game to the North Kitsap A’s, then dropped a 6-3 game to University A-1 on Friday morning, committing nine errors in the loss.

Richland Knights 000 102 0 — 3 4 9

University A-1 100 203 x — 6 5 6

Jake Williamson and Cade Musick; Hagger and Martins. Highlights—Williamson (R) 3K, 1x3, R; Matt Marshel (R) 1x3, RBI; Musick (R) 1x3; Trevor Trimble (R) R.

Richland Knights 221 12 — 8 11 0

Gonzaga Prep 000 00 — 0 2 3

Garrett Guffy and Josh Ellis; Kuykendall, Thompson (5) and Keller. Highlights—Guffy (R) 6K, 2x3, HR; Cody Kjarmo (R) 1x4, RBI, R; Tyrion Smith (R) 3x4, 3 2B, 2R; Josh Ellis (R) 3x3, RBI; Chase Wilson (R) 2R.

Late Thursday

North Kitsap A’s 000 010 3 — 4 9 5

Richland Knights 000 100 0 — 1 1 7

Woodchuck, Bauer (6) and Sanchez; Hunter French, Joel Meinert (7) and Alex Chapman. Highlights—Meinert (R) 1x2, French (R) 7K.

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