Tuesday's Mid-Columbia baseball roundup

July 9, 2013 

Kennewick Bandits vs Yakima Valley

Kennewick's Larry DeWitt gets Yakima Valley's Kurt Lindemann (22) out at second and throws to first to turn a double play in the top of the first inning Tuesday at Roy Johnson Field in Kennewick.

PAUL T. ERICKSON — Tri-City Herald Buy Photo

Former Walla Walla Community College star Mike Paulson drove in four runs, John Skrbec and Matt Mendenhall added home runs and the visiting Walla Walla Sweets routed the Victoria Harbour Cats 11-2 in a West Coast League baseball game Tuesday night.

For Mendenhall, it was the second home run of the season for the Southridge High graduate.

Renae Martinez led the Sweets’ offensive onslaught, collecting three of the team’s 11 hits.

Lefty Matt Hall earned the victory to go 3-1 this season.

TITANS SWEEP PACKERS: Mason Hilty had a home run, double and four RBIs as the Twin City Titans routed the visiting Apple Valley Packers 15-3 to complete a Central Washington League Senior American Legion doubleheader sweep at Richland High.

The Titans won the opener 6-3, as Gibson McGeorge and Hilty combined to throw a three-hitter.

Apple Valley 000 021 0 — 3 3 4

Twin City 001 005 x — 6 5 2

Hashi, Hobbs (5) and Blankenship; Gibson McGeorge, Mason Hilty (6) and Ty Early.

Apple Valley 000 30 — 3 4 1

Twin City 700 8x — 15 13 0

Burch and Blankenship; Broeske and Kjarmo. Highlights—Elliott (AV) 2B; McGeorge 2x4; Hilty 2x2, 2B, HR, 4 RBIs; Liikala (TC) 2x3; Early (TC) 2x4, 2B; Keech (TC) 2x3.

KENNEWICK PHANTOMS 6-2, KENNEWICK JR. BANDITS 3-5: Ryan Sanders and Matthew Oldhame combined to scatter seven hits as the host Kennewick Jr. Bandits defeated the Kennewick Phantyoms 5-3 to salvage a Central Washington League South Junior American Legion baseball doubleheader split at Southridge High School.

The Phantoms won the opener 6-3, as Quentin Lafontaine and Brady Dixon each had two hits.

The two teams meet for a single game at 5 p.m. today at Roy Johnson Field.

Phantoms 000 032 1 — 6 9 1

Jr. Bandits 000 020 1 — 3 4 3

Scantlin, Hein (6) and Dixon; Nett, Dawson (6) and Kirchhoff. Highlights—LaFontaine (KP) 2x4; Dixon 2x4; Hein 5 K’s in 2 IP.

Phantoms 000 020 0 — 2 7 0

Jr. Bandits 400 100 0 — 5 6 0

Dyer, Sitman (6) and Dixon; Ryan Sanders, Matthew Oldham (6) and Landefeld. Highlights—Jake Bauman (KB) 2x3.

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