Saturday's Mid-Columbia baseball roundup

July 13, 2013 

Mason Hilty smacked a key two-run double, and Levi Broeske and Gibson McGeorge teamed up on the mound to lead the Twin City Titans to a 4-3 win over Baden Baseball in the Brandy Pugh Invitational baseball tournament Saturday in Bellevue.

Broeske went four innings and worked around six hits to only give up two runs. McGeorge came on in the fifth and gave up just three hits and a run to a powerful Baden lineup.

Hilty’s double came one batter after Nate Ruane’s RBI single in the third inning. Ruane drove in Logan Jackson, who had three hits on the day.

The Titans are 2-1 in tournament play.

Meanwhile, Kaden Julian and Kyle Kilian each had two hits, but it wasn’t enough as the Kennewick Bandits lost to the Vancouver Cardinals 7-4.

The Bandits finished play Saturday with a 6-3 win over Bankers to improve to 3-1.

Connor Morfin had a double and drove in two runs for the Bandits, while JJ Hancock and Colton Plew each hit a double.

Kennewick, 3-1 in tournament play, will finish pool play at 11 a.m. today against Pacific Tech Construction (Kelso).

Kennewick 210 000 1 — 4 7 2

Vancouver 124 000 x — 7 12 2

Jarod Molnaa, Conner O’Neil (4) and Dillon Wilbert; Austin Green and Mike McCann. Highlights—Green 4 Ks; Molnaa 4 Ks; Kaden Julian (K) 2x2; Kyle Kilian (K) 2x4, 2B; Connor Morfin (K) 3B; Hergert (V) 2x4; Gawley (V) 3x3; Goldberg (V) 2x3; White (V) 2x3, HR.

Kennewick Bandits 000 004 2 — 6 10 1

Bankers201 000 0 — 3 9 2

Clayten Ayres, Trevor Oldham (6) and JJ Hancock; Avery Britton, Connor Jackson (6) and TJ Olsen. Highlights—Clayten Ayres (K) 4K, Oldham (K) 2K; Hancock (K) 3x4, 2B; Connor Morfin (K) 2B, 2 RBIs; Colton Plew (K) 2x3, 2B, RBI; ZanHeise (B) 2x4, Ballweg (B) 2x4, RBI; Close (B) 2x3.

Twin City 103 000 0 — 4 7 2

Baden Baseball 101 010 0 — 3 9 1

Levi Broeske, Gibson McGeorge (5) and Ty Earley; Stormquist and n/a. Highlights—Logan Jackson (TC) 3x4, 2R; Mason Hilty (TC) 2B, 2 RBI; Bruan (BB) 2B.

HANFORD FLAMES AT WW TOURNAMENT: Hanford advanced to the Walla Walla Sweets tournament championship game with two more wins on Saturday, beating the Spokane Crew 5-0 and Washington FCA 7-4.

Against Spokane, Aaron Enderlin struck out eight and scattered two hits for a complete-game victory for the Flames, now 4-0 in the tourney.

In the nightcap, Isaac Benard went 3-for-3 (5-for-6 on the day) to lead the Flames’ nine-hit attack. Hanford plays at 1 p.m. today at Borleske Stadium against an opponent to be determined.

Spokane Crew 000 000 0 — 0 2 1

Hanford 113 000 x — 5 12 1

Adam Paulson, Steve Hinsom (6) and Casey Kelly; Aaron Enderlin and Jake Browne. Highlights—Enderlin 8 Ks; Browne 3x3, 2-run HR, 3 RBIs; Trevor Jones (H) 2x3; Isaac Benard (H) 2x3.

Washington FCA 000 100 3 — 4 8 3

Hanford 250 000 x — 7 9 1

Mason Adams, Connor Fedor (7) and Trevor Anthony; Nathan Mitchell, Ryan Neal (7) and Enderlin. Highlights—P.Seagal (W) 2x3; Benard (H) 3x3; Brady Heid (H) 2x3; Mitchell 5 Ks.

Richland Knights A 4-6, Moses Lake Sun Devils 6-1: Garrett Guffey went 5-for-6 on the day for the Richland Knights A as they split a doubleheader with the Moses Lake Sun Devils on Friday night at Larsen Field.

Guffey was 3-for-3 with a triple, a double and two RBIs as Richland won the second game 6-1.

In the opener, Richland (7-3) scored all four of its runs off balks, but still fell short.

Richland will host Moses Lake on Tuesday at Bomber Field. If the Knights win both, they will be the top seed at district.

Richland Knights A 003 100 0 — 4 5 1

Moses Lake 000 015 x — 6 5 3

Garrett Guffey, Ben McDonald (6) and Josh Ellis; Gallenham, Cole (4) and Sabian. Highlights—Derek Harder (R) 2x4, 2 R; Guffey (R) 2x3, 3K.

Richland Knights A 410 01 — 6 5 2

Moses Lake 001 00 — 1 2 4

Jake Williamson and Alex Chapman; Ortega, Sanchez (1) and Varney. Highlights—Williamson 2K; Guffey (R) 3x3, 2B, 3B, 2 R, 2 RBIs; Cody Kjarmo (R) 1x2, R.

KENNEWICK JR BANDITS 8, MOSES LAKE WALLEYES 6: Nate Newbry had three hits as the host Kennewick Jr. Bandits defeated the Moses Lake Walleyes in a nonleague contest at Southridge High.

Moses Lake 001 003 020 — 6 7 2

Kennewick 050 110 10x — 8 9 5

Vela, Ball (6) and Crum; Cody Sturdefant, Tyler Dupuis (6), Jordan Dawson (9) and Charlie Landefeld, Jake Kirchhoff (6). Highlights—Nate Newbry (K) 3x5, 3 RBIs.

Babe Ruth 15

The Babe Ruth Southern Washington State Tournament for 15-year-olds begins Monday at Walters Field in Pasco with eight teams involved in pool play.

Monday’s schedule has KWRL of Woodland playing Mt. St. Helens at 10 a.m.; Kennewick against Harbor Babe Ruth League at 1 p.m.; Prosser taking on Longview at 4 p.m.; and Kelso playing host Pasco at 7 p.m.

The tournament consists of three days of pool play, followed by two days of single-elimination play.

The championship is set for 10 a.m. Friday, and the winner advances to the Northwest Regional, which begins July 29 in Centralia.

LITTLE LEAGUE 12

Greater Richland will open the Washington Little League State Tournament in Vancouver with a 9 a.m. game today against Chehalis.

Chehalis defeated Pacific 14-12 on Saturday in a first-round game.

In another tournament game Saturday, Walla Walla Pacific lost 1-0 to Queen Anne.

Walla Walla Pacific plays at 4:30 p.m., Monday, against a team to be determined in a loser-out contest.

Cal Ripken 11

Host Kennewick American blanked Black Hills 10-0 to win the Southern Washington Cal Ripken State Tournament for 11-year-olds.

With the victory, Kennewick American advances to the Northwest Regional tournament, which runs July 25-27 in Helena, Mont.

Kennewick American advanced to the final by beating rival Kennewick National 10-7 in nine innings in a semifinal matchup.

Bricen Knapik hit a grand slam in the bottom of the ninth with one out to win the game.

Little League 10

Richland National opened the first day of play at the Washington State Little League tournament with an 11-0 win over Mercer Island.

Max Mayer pitched four innings of shutout ball, allowing only two hits for Richland.

Chase Korenkiewicz, Vince Graney, Ryan Jundt and Elijah Tanner played outstanding defense behind Mayer.

Offensively, Jundt and Tanner went 3-for-3, while Scott Artzer and Jacob Kump were 2-for-3.

In another tournament contest, Kent beat Walla Walla Pacific 6-4.

Richland National’s next game is against Marysville, which received a first-round bye, at 12:30 p.m. today.

The Richland National-Marysville loser will play Walla Walla Pacific at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Cal Ripken 10

Kennewick National lost in the semifinals at the Southern Washington State Tournament for Cal Ripken 10-year-olds in Kelso, losing 4-0 to Black Hills of Olympia.

Ashton Sawyer pitched five strong innings of four-hit ball for Kennewick National, recording seven strikeouts. KN’s Cade Puckett was 2-for-2 in the contest.

KN got to the semifinals be defeating Kennewick American 8-3 in a quarterfinal game earlier in the day.

Kyle Wright threw a complete-game six-hitter for the win and had stellar defensive support from middle infielders Wesley Chen and Aidan Morrison.

Kennewick National was led on offense by Wright, Raul Duran and Ashton Sawyer, each with two hits, while Cade Puckett led the team with three RBIs.

The Kennewick teams dominated the pool-play round of the tournament, going 5-1 collectively and outscoring their opponents by a combined 60-21.

Kennewick National 000 000 — 2

Black Hills 220 00x — 4

Ashton Sawyer and Micah Kennell; Camden Oram and Zack Swanson. Highlights: Puckett (KN) 2x2.

Kennewick National 321 002 — 8

Kennewick American 000 201 — 3

Wright and Micah Kennell; Ty Messner, Eden Blanco (3) and Jackson Lind. Highlights: Wright (KN) 2x3, Raul Duran (KN) 2x4, 3R, Ashton Sawyer (KN) 2x4.

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