Saturday's Mid-Columbia baseball roundup

July 6, 2013 

Jacob Anderson and Brandon Peterson each pitched complete-game victories as the visiting Hanford Flames swept the Central Washington Spuds 6-4 and 9-2 in a Central Washington Senior American Legion baseball sweep at Larson Field in Moses Lake on Saturday.

In the opener, Isaac Benard had two hits with a double to lead the Flames offensively.

He, Jake Browne and Anthony Porcaro added doubles in the nightcap victory.

Hanford 201 100 2 — 6 9 3

Central Washington 300 000 1 — 4 7 5

Jacob Anderson and Jake Browne; Tim Tunstall and Elliott Sage. Highlights—Brady Heid (H) 2x4; Isaac Benard (H) 2x4, 2B; Browne 2x4.

Hanford 113 004 0 — 9 10 2

Central Washington 101 000 0 — 2 6 4

Brandon Peterson and Aaron Enderlin; Luis Reyes, Mike Moser (4) and Sage. Highlights—Benard 2x4, 2B; Trevor Jones (H) 2x4; Browne 2x4, 2B; Anthony Porcaro (H) 2x4, 2B.

TWIN CITY 11, NORTHWEST BLAZE 2: Trystan Drury scattered four hits and Nate Ruane had three hits to lead the Twin City Titans over the Northwest Blaze in the Yakima Firecracker tournament.

The Titans play the Yakima Valley Pepsi Pak at 10:30 a.m. today.

Northwest Blaze 002 00 — 2 4 2

Twin City 920 0x — 11 9 1

Wells, Jones (2) and Myer; Trystan Drury and Kjarmo. Highlights—Nate Ruane (TC) 3x4, 2B, 3 RBIs; Mason Hilty (TC) 2x3, 3 RBIs.

MAYHEM 9, BURBANK 2: Colby Wakefield had a bases-clearing double to help Mayhem defeat the Burbank Diamondbacks in the Senior Babe Ruth district championship game in Richland.

Garrett Willard scattered eight Burbank hits in going the distance, and he added two hits himself as did Austin Foresman.

Matt Reardon and Tim Ellis had two hits each for Burbank.

The league will determine its all-star team, which will represent the league at the Southern Washington State Tournament, which begins July 16 in Aberdeen.

Mayhem 000 600 3 — 9 8 1

Burbank 001 100 0 — 2 8 2

Garrett Willard and Trenton Dohannk; Marques Johnson, Donovan Percifield (5) and Paden Kottwitz. Highlights—Colby Wakefield (M) bases-clearing 2B; Willard 2x3; Austin Foresman (M) 2x4; Matt Reardon (B) 2x3; Tim Ellis (B) 2x2.

Duster Bowl: The host Pepsi Cola Dusters advanced to the semifinals of the 32nd annual Duster Bowl with an 8-3 vistory over the Kennewick Junior Bandits at LaPierre Field.

The Pepsi Cola Dusters will play the Kennewick Phantoms at noon. In the other semifinal, the Hermiston Spuds will play the Eastlake Wolves at 2:15 p.m. the Championship game is at 4:30 p.m.

In other games today, the Pasco Rebels and Pasco Sun Devils play at 8 a.m., while the Kennewick Bandits play the Dusters Baseball Club at 10 a.m.

Against the Junior Bandits, Austin Hardy went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs for the Pepsi Cola Dusters, while Jaden Green was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.

Eastlake Wolves 202 130 1 — 9 8 1

Pasco Rebels 011 000 0 — 2 2 1

McCabe, Frizelle (4) and Mano; Carter Ritala, Crawford (5) and Brady Ritala. Highlights—Irola (E) 2x5, 2B, 3 RBIs; Hooker (E) 3x5, 2B, RBI. Game MVPs: Irola (E), C.Ritala (P).

Dusters Baseball Club 200 000 1 — 3 5 0

Kennewick Phantoms 031 004 x — 8 8 0

Noah Garrard, Mancinelli (6) and Elsethagen; Townsend, Lafontaine (7) and Dixon. Highlights—Game MVPs: Noah Garrard (D), Malik Sitler (K).

Hermiston Spuds 001 110 7 — 10 4 0

Pasco Jr. Sun Devils 000 200 0 — 2 5 0

Almaguer and Smith; Saporito, Caughey (5), Olsen (7) and Washburn. Highlights—Olsen (P) 3x4. Game MVPs: Almaguer (H), Olsen (P).

Kennewick Jr. Bandits 000 030 0 — 3 7 2

Pepsi Cola Dusters 600 002 x — 8 9 0

Sturdefant, Crider (5) and Charlie Landefeld; Tyson Patton, Ryan Baker (4), Kaden Enriquez (5), Justin Larsen (7) and Austin Hardy. Highlights—Kyle Harvey (K) 2x3; Derek Doyle (K) 1x2, 2B; Brayton Devoir (K) 2x2; Jaden Green (P) 2x3, 2B 2 RBIs; Corey Schouviller (P) 2x2; Austin Hardy (P) 2x3, 2B, 3 RBIs. Game MVPs: Brayton Devoir (K), Auston Hardy (P).

Richland Knights AA: Mitch Piper went 3-for-4 with a triple and drove in two runs to help the Richland Knights AA to an 8-5 victory over the West Valley Eagles at the Fourth of July Wood Bat Classic at Central Valley High School in Spokane.

The Knights went 3-2 at the tournament, good enough for fourth place.

Connor Perryman was 2-for-3 for the Knights, while Mason Nelson drove in a run.

West Valley Eagles 131 000 0 — 5 3 1

Richland Knights AA 110 033 x — 8 9 6

Lane and Cole; Kyle Brunson, Carson Miller (3) and Collin Doyle. Highlights—Mitch Piper 3x4, 3B, 2 RBIs; Connor Perryman 2x3; Mason Nelson 1x4, RBI.

Richland A Knights 9, Lewis & Clark Tigers 0: Ben McDonald had nine strikeouts and scattered three hits to lead the Richland A Knights over the Lewis & Clark Tigers in the Spokane Wood Bat tournament.

Preston Eder had two hits and three RBIs for the Knights, who finish 2-2 in the tournament.

Lewis & Clark 000 00 — 0 3 5

Richland 005 4x — 9 6 1

Tenna and Lee; Ben McDonald and Cade Musick. Highlights—McDonald 9 Ks; Preston Eder (R) 2x3, 3 RBIs; Garrett Guffey (R) 2B; Riley Mahoney (R) 2 runs.

Babe Ruth 14: Richland defeated Kennewick 18-8 at the District 2 tournament on Friday at Roy Johnson Field, giving it the top seed heading into the Southern Washington State Tournament in Hoquiam that starts July 16.

Richland, which will open state play against host Hoquiam at 7 p.m. on July 16, beat Kennewick 4-3 on Wednesday to take the best-of-3 series 2-0.

Richland team members are Malcom Allen, Jacob Amato, Taylor Briones, Austin Caballero, Raymond Eichten, Sam Harlow, Jared Hartwig, Brad Poletski, Noah Sprinkle, Ryan Tucker, Garrett Werner and Brady White.

Manager is Jake Tucker and coach is Ken Poletski.

Kennewick is the district runner-up and will play the District 3 champion at 4 p.m. on July 16.

Babe Ruth 13: Kennewick Silver edged Kennewick Blue 16-15 on Saturday to win the District 2 championship game at Roy Johnson Field.

Kennewick Silver advances to the Southern Washington State Tournament in Longview as the district’s top seed. It will open play at 3 p.m., July 17, against the District 1 runner-up.

In Friday’s games, Pasco routed Lower Valley 25-0, then topped Richland 15-7.

LITTLE LEAGUE 12: Greater Richland rallied from a 3-0 deficit Saturday to edge Selah 4-3 to win the District 12 Little League tournament at Richland National’s fields.

Great Richland now advances to the Washington State Little League tournament, which begins next Saturday in Vancouver.

Greater Richland played seven games over the past week in the double-elimination tournament, and had to beat Selah twice in order to claim the championship.

Team members are Damon Clinkenbeard, Brett Cowen, Brandon Dale, Drew Daves, Jared DeVine, Trent Duchscherer, Jared Gardner, Garrett Horner, Taylor Johnson, Aidan McMurdo, Mitch Powers and Easton Webb.

Little League 11s: Greater Richland won both of its games at the Little League 11s District 12 Tournament, advancing to play Selah at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Bombing Range Field. The winner advancing to Friday’s championship round.

Greater Richland started the day with a 12-9 win over West Valley as Sam Jones hit a two-run home run.

Greater Richland then beat the Yakima Nationals 14-9 behind a monster day by Jordan Gregory, who went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs.

Easton Wensveen added a home run and two RBIs and Cody Higgins hit a double and a solo home run.

Greater Richland 610 401 — 12 13 2

West Valley 300 024 — 9 7 2

Sam Jones, Joe Garcia (5) and Easton Wensveen; Smith, Finley (5) and Groth. Highlights—Jordan Gregory (GR) 3x4; Sam Jones (GR) HR, 2 RBIs; Josh Mars (GR) 2x2, 2B; Groth (WV) 2x3, 2B.

Greater Richland 363 101 — 14 13 3

Yakima Nationals 050 040 — 9 5 3

Jordan Gregory, Cody Higgins (5) and Wensveen; Fernandez, McDonald (4) and DeJesus. Highlights—Gregory (GR) 3x4, 2 2B, 2 RBIs; Wensveen (GR) 2x4, HR, 2 RBIs; Higgins (GR) 2x3, 2B, HR; Joe Garcia (GR) 2B; Sam Jones (GR) 3x4, 2B; Kershaw (Y) HR, 4 RBIs; DeJesus (Y) 2B.

LITTLE LEAGUE 10: Starter Elijah Tanner and reliever Silas Templeton held Greater Richland to just one run, and Richland National won the District 12 Little League tournament title Friday with a 4-1 win.

Greater Richland got strong pitching from starter Mason Brunson and reliever Cole Crammer.

Richland National took the lead on timely hits by Tanner and Scott Artzer and kept the lead with solid team defense.

Other players on the team are Aidan Judge, Chase Korenkiewicz, Jacob Schuster, David Grewe, Matt Robinson, Vince Graney, Jacob Kump, Ryan Jundt and Max Mayer.

Coaches are Stephen Korenkiewicz, Gef Tanner and Steve Graney.

Richland National will represent District 12 as it advances to the state Little League tournament in Oak Harbor starting July 13.

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