Friday's Mid-Columbia roundup

July 12, 2013 

Mark Driver tossed a three-hitter and J.J. Hancock knocked in four runs to lead the Kennewick Senior Bandits to a 12-1 win over Bellevue Honda on Friday at the Brandy Pugh Tournament in Bellevue.

Hancock had a double and triple as the Bandits loaded up on the offense. Dillon Wilbert and Grant Lathim each went 4-for-4 at the plate.

Kennewick improved to 2-0 at the prestigious tournament, including a 4-2 win over Lakeside Recovery late Thursday night. Colton Plew went the distance on the mound with a three-hitter.

Meanwhile, the Twin City Titans lost 7-4 to the Seattle Stars during Day 2 of a brutal draw. The Titans, coming off a win over Taylor Baseball on Thursday, couldn’t answer Seattle’s three-run seventh inning.

The Titans took the lead with a four-run fourth inning. After loading the bases with no out, Twin City got RBI singles from Alex Storaci and Dylan Keech. Another run scored on an error before Nate Ruane bunted in the final run.

But the Stars scored twice in the fifth to knot the score at 4-all, then got three runs in their final at-bat thanks in part of a steal of home and Tyler Oldenberg’s second RBI double of the game.

Oldenberg threw all seven innings for Seattle. David Marshall was solid in his six innings for the Titans, giving up eight hits but just two earned runs. Logan Jackson and Sheldon Liikala each had two hits for Twin City.

The Titans are back in action at 11 a.m. today to take on Baden Baseball. Kennewick has a busy day with an 11 a.m. game against the Vancouver Cardinals and an 8 p.m. date with Bankers.

Kennewick Bandits 510 06 — 12 14 1

Bellevue 010 00 — 1 3 2

Mark Driver and J.J. Hancock; Fields, Hull (1), Cowin (5), Thrun (5) and Lacina. Highlights—Dillon Wilbert (K) 4x4, 2 RBI; Grant Lathim (K) 4x4, RBI; Hancock (K) 2x3, 2B, 3B, 4 RBI; Kaden Julian (K) 2B; Driver (K) 5IP-3H-3K-0BB.

Kennewick Bandits 001 002 1 — 4 5 1

Lakeside Recovery 000 011 0 — 2 3 3

Colton Plew and Wilbert; Lunde, Huber (6) and Darrow. Highlights—Clayten Ayres (K) 2x4, RBI; Lathim (K) 2B; Kyle Kilian (K) 2B; Plew (K) 7IP-0ER-3K-3BB.

Seattle Stars 020 020 3 — 7 8 4

Twin City Titans 000 400 0 — 4 8 4

Tyler Oldenberg and n/a; David Marshall, Nate Ruane (7) and Tyler Kjarmo, Ty Earley (7). Highlights—Logan Jackson (TC) 2x4; Sheldon Liikala (TC) 2x4; Marshall (TC) 6IP-5H-4R-2ER-4BB-1K; Oldenberg (S) 2x4, 2 2B, 7IP-8H-4R-2ER-1BB-3K.

Hanford at Sweets tourney: Nate Mitchell turned in the big day for the Senior Flames with a grand slam and seven RBIs in a 14-3 win over the Spokane Blue Devils in the opener at Walla Walla.

Jake Browne was 3-for-3 with two RBIs and four runs scored, and Colin Serkowski tossed a five-hitter and struck out eight.

Browne and Ryan Neal got the Flames off to a good start in their second game, a 14-4 win over the Washington Rush. Neal hit a two-run single and Browne followed with a two-run triple during a five-run first inning.

The Flames play two more games at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. today.

Hanford Flames 405 32 — 14 15 2

Spokane Blue Devils 000 12 — 3 5 2

Colin Serkowski and Jake Browne; Nolan Liwe, Austin Harding (5) and Nathan Beach. Highlights—Serkowski (H) 5IP-8K; Browne (H) 3x3, 4R, 2 RBI; Ryan Colson (H) 2x3, 2R; Brady Heid (H) 2x2, 2R; Nate Mitchell (H) 3x4, GS HR, 7 RBI; Beach (S) 2x3.

Washington Rush 040 000 — 4 2 2

Hanford Flames 512 006 — 14 11 1

1 out when 10-run rule invoked

n/a; Colson, Brady Heid (5) and Aaron Enderlin. Highlights—Trevor Jones (H) 2x4; Ryan Neal (H) 2 RBI; Browne (H) 2x4, 3B, 2 RBI; Nate Mitchell (H) 2x3, 2R.

Junior American Legion

Junior Bandits 8-2, Walleyes 1-1: The Kennewick Junior Bandits got complete games from Matthew Oldham and Tate Spivey in sweeping the Moses Lake Walleyes in a nonleague doubleheader at Larson Field.

In the opener, Spivey and Kyle Harvey each had a double, while Charlie Landefeld went 2-for-3.

In the nightcap, Spivey struck out four and Trenton Nett had three of the Junior Bandits hits.

Junior Bandits 114 001 1 — 8 9 0

Moses Lake 000 000 1 — 1 4 4

Matthew Oldham and Charlie Landefeld; Haddien, Ball (6) and Crum. Highlights—Nate Newbry (K) 2x4; Tate Spivey (K) 2x4, 2B; Kyle Harvey (K) 2B, Landefeld (K) 2x3.

Junior Bandits 200 000 0 — 2 4 0

Moses Lake 100 000 0 — 1 4 0

Tate Spivey and Jake Kirchhoff; Blake Springer and Nathan Ball. Highlights—Spivey (K) 4K; Nate Newbry (K) 2B; Trenton Nett (K) 3x4, R.

Kennewick Phantoms 12-9, Pasco Junior Sun Devils 2-1: Malik Sitler knocked in three runs in the first game and Andrew Townsend four more in the second as the Phantoms swept a pair of Central Washington League games at Roy Johnson Field.

Gerald Hein went the distance for the Phantoms in the second game, striking out 10 in a four-hitter.

Pasco 000 20 — 2 7 0

Kennewick 004 35 — 12 11 0

2 outs when 10-run rule invoked

Hirai, Conrad (5) and Hansen; Sittman, Townsend (5) and Dixon. Highlights—Trent Simpkins (P) 2x2; Conrad (P) 2x2; Quintin Lafontaine (K) 2x3, 2 RBI; Malik Sitler (K) 3 RBI; Dillon Plew (K) 2x3, 2 RBI; Gerald Hein (K) 2x3; Caleb Cope (K) 2x2, 2B, 2 RBI.

Pasco 000 100 0 — 1 4 2

Kennewick 405 000 x — 9 7 0

Graff, Conrad (3) and Washburn; Hein and Townsend. Highlights—Hein (K) 7IP-4H-10K; Plew (K) 2x4; Andrew Townsend (K) 1x3, 4 RBI; Shane Crowley (K) 2x4.

Dusters 12, Flames 2: Austin Crawford threw a complete game and also knocked in a pair of runs, and Jaden Green had a double and three RBIs as the Dusters cruised to the Central Washington League win at LaPierre Field.

Hanford 000 011 0 — 2 5 5

Kennewick 208 000 2 — 12 13 2

Logan, Sutey (4) and Romero, Darnell (5); Crawford and Searls. Highlights—Austin Crawford (K) 7IP-9K-2R, 2x4, 2 RBI; Price (K) 2x4, RBI; Schouviller (K) 2x4; Jaden Green (K) 2x4, 2B, 3 RBI; Sawyer (H) 2B; Jurgens (H) 2x3.

Little League 11s

Sam Jones’ double in the bottom of the sixth inning drove in the winning run to lead Greater Richland to a 7-6 victory over Selah in the District 12 Little League 11U championship game at Bombing Range Sports Complex.

Greater Richland advances to the state tournament, which begins July 20 in Gig Harbor.

Cody Higgins and Joe Garcia hit back-to-back solo home runs in the third inning to give Greater Richland a 4-3 lead.

Selah 300 030 — 6 8 2

Greater Richland 112 201 — 7 11 3

Berriman, McGuire (5) and Frentzen; Jordan Gregory, Cody Higgins (5) and Easton Wensveen. Highlights—Gregory (R) 2x4, 2B; Higgins (R) 3x3, HR, RBI; Joe Garcia (R) 1x3, HR, RBI; Sam Jones (R) 2x4, 2B, RBI.

Cal Ripken 10s

Kennewick American swept a pair of games at the Southern Washington State Tournament in Kelso, and today opens elimination play against a familiar foe.

The Americans will play Kennewick National at 10 a.m. today, with the winner advancing to the semifinals against Black Hills at noon, and hopefully on to the championship in the afternoon.

American beat Kelso 7-6 and Hoquiam 11-1 on Friday to finish 3-0 in pool play. The hosts took the lead in the top of the fifth before Kennewick came back. Bodie Mamiya led off the bottom of the inning with a double. Dylan Clark drove him in with another two-bagger and came around for the go-ahead run.

Ty Messner struck out the side in the top of the sixth to lock up the win. Eden Blanco, who started the game on the mound, finsihed 3-for-3 with a triple.

The Americans jumped on Hoquiam wiht a 10-run first inning, their second double-digit frame in two days. Jayden Gill and Gaven Mattson combined on a three-hitter.

No report was received from Kennewick National.

Kelso 010 320 — 6 6 3

Kennewick American 013 12x — 7 10 2

Spain, Martin (4) and Schuller; Eden Blanco, Ty Messner (5) and Jackson Lind. Highlights—Blanco (K) 3x3, 3B, 2R; Bodie Mamiya (K) 2x2, 2 2B, 2R; Dylan Clark (K) 2x2, 2B.

Kennewick American (10)00 1 — 11 9 0

Hoquiam 100 0 — 1 3 2

Jayden Gill, Gaven Mattson (3) and Lind, Clark (2); n/a. Highlights—Mamiya (K) 2x3, 3B, 2R; Clark (K) 2x3, 3B; Messner (K) 2x2; Blanco (K) 2R; Mattson (K) 2IP-4K.


16U state: Trailing by two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Washington Force Black got two key hits to beat the Lewis County Blaze 9-8 on the opening day of the 16U A state championships at Gateway Complex in Yakima.

Jordan Ziemba (Southridge) led off the the bottom of the fifth with a solo home run to left field to pull the Force within 8-7.

The Force loaded the bases with two singles and an interference call, bringing Maddie Heine (Chiawana) to the plate with two outs.

Heine lined a single up the middle to score a pair of runs for the win.

Kadi Patterson started the game in the circle, but was relieved by Cassidy Rowe in the third, who picked up the win.

The Force, the defending 16U champions, has six players back from last season. It had a bye in the first round of the 23-team tournament before beating the Blaze.

The Force will play at 4 p.m. today against the Vancouver Force, which beat the Washington Lady Sharks 4-2.

Lewis County Blaze 008 00 — 8 6 3

Washington Force Black 500 13 — 9 8 4

Two outs when winning run scored

Gabi Pennella, Taylor Brooks (1) and Karley Burnstein; Kadi Patterson, Cassidy Rowe (3) and Maddie Heine, MyKal Weissenfluh (3). Highlights—Reilly Bramlett (W) 2x3; Heine (W) 2x2, 2 RBIs; Jordan Ziemba (W) 2x2, HR, 2 RBI; Patterson (W) RBI; Weissenfluh (W) RBI; Lauren Likes (W) RBI; Emma Garcia (W) RBI.


The Three Rivers girls 98 Black soccer team will hold a flapjack breakfast feed from 8-10 a.m. today at Applebees on Road 68 in Pasco. The event will raise money for the team’s trip to National Cup XII from July 18-25 in Aurora, Colo.


Recent Southridge grad Nick Mandell is set to tee off Monday morning at Aldarra Golf Club in Sammamish in a qualifier for the 113th U.S. Amateur Championship.

Mandell, who will play at Washington State University in the fall, is one of 77 players vying for two spots to the U.S. Amateur on Aug. 12-18 in Brookline, Mass. Qualifying will run 36 holes.

The Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur and Mid-Amateur championships start Monday at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla.

The field for the Amateur will include a trio of local: college players Kristin Strankman (Idaho) and Hope Neidhold (Columbia Basin) of Richland, and Jalayne Martinez, a sophomore-to-be at Pasco High.

The tournament includes two rounds of stroke play, with the top 32 advancing to match play Wednesday and the final set for Friday.

Walla Walla’s Dona Dunovant, Tiffany Buissink and Sarah Michelson will play in the Mid-Am, which runs concurrently with the Amateur and is for players age 25 and up.

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