Monday night's Mid-Columbia baseball roundup

July 15, 2013 

Connor Morfin and Vince Gonzalez combined on a three-hit shutout, Kyle Kilian knocked in a pair of runs and the Kennewick Bandits capped their stay in Bellevue with a 3-0 win over the Spokane Dodgers for third place in the Brandy Pugh tournament Monday.

The Bandits took advantage of seven Spokane errors. The put up the only runs they needed in the first inning. Steven Sordahl singled and stole second, then came around on Kilian’s single. Errors helped plate the other run, and Kilian added a sacrifice fly in the fourth.

The Twin City Titans wrapped up their tournament Sunday with a pair of losses, 10-2 to the Spokane Dodgers and 2-0 to Bannerwood (formerly Chaffey).

Trystan Drury threw a gem for the Titans against Bannerwood, giving up seven hits in six innings and striking out three.

Ty Earley went 3-for-3 in the loss to the Dodgers.

Spokane 000 000 0 — 0 3 7

Kennewick 200 100 0 — 3 4 0

Taylor Hillmick, Kyler Charlo (5) and Dane Crater; Connor Morfin, Vince Gonzalez (5) and Dillon Wilbert. Highlights—Morfin (K) 7IP-5K-2H-0BB; Gonzalez (K) 3K-1H-0BB; Kyle Kilian (K) 2 RBI; Crater (S) 2B.

Spokane Dodgers 203 41 — 10 14 0

Twin City 002 00 — 2 9 1

Storm and n/a; Dylan Keech, Cody Pedroza (1), Ty Earley (4) and Tyler Kjarmo. Highlights—Earley (TC) 3x3, RBI; David Marshall (TC) 2B.

Twin City 000 000 0 — 0 3 1

Bannerwood Baseball 010 010 x — 2 7 1

Trystan Drury and Ty Earley; Fox and n/a. Highlights—Logan Jackson (TC) 1x3; Nate Ruane (TC) 1x2; Gibson McGeorge (TC) 1x3; Drury (TC) 6IP-7H-1ER-1BB-3K.

Phantoms 11, Dusters 5: Malik Sitler went 3-for-3 and the Phantoms got some timely relief to win their Central Washington League finale at LaPierre Field.

The Dusters were blanked from the sixth inning on. They didn’t help themselves by committing seven errors. Four different Dusters hit doubles, including Tanner Owens who went 2-for-2.

Phantoms 001 402 040 — 11 10 2

Dusters 010 220 000 — 5 7 7

Driver, Dyer (6) and Dixon; Schouviller, Larsen (5), Jones (6), Kirk (8) and Hardy, Searls (5). Highlights—Sitler (P) 3x6; Plew (P) 2x5, 2B; Dixon (P) 2x4, 2B; Cope (P) 2B; Darby (D) 2B; Jones (D) 2B; Owens (D) 2x2, 2B; Navejas (D) 2B.

LITTLE LEAGUE 12: Aidan McMurdo pitched three strong innings of relief and had two hits himself as Greater Richland beat Camas 7-2 at the Washington State Little League Tournament for 12-year-olds in Vancouver.

Taylor Johnson had three hits for Richland, while teammate Trent Duchscherer added two more. Greater Richland has Tuesday off before playing in a loser-out contest at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Its opponent will be against the winner of today’s Sedro Wooley-Eastlake contest.

In another loser-out game today, Ridgefield eliminated Walla Walla Pacific 9-3.

Camas 000 200 — 2 5 2

Greater Richland 020 32x — 7 11 2

Williams, Jamison (4) and Heiser; Damon Clinkenbeard, Aidan McMurdo (4) and Taylor Johnson. Highlights—Johnson (GR) 3x3; McMurdo 2x3; Trent Duchscherer (GR) 2x2.

LITTLE LEAGUE 10: Richland National survived elimination play at the Washington State Little Tournament in Oak Harbor, beating Walla Walla Pacific 8-2.

Starter David Grewe, middle reliever Elijah Tanner and closer Silas Templeton shut down Walla Walla’s offense, while Richland’s aggressive baserunning by Chase Korenkiewicz, Jacob Schuster and Max Mayer kept Walla Walla pitchers off balance.

Ryan Jundt had a bases-loaded triple, scoring three runs in the top of the sixth inning to put the game away.

Richland National will play Bainbridge Island at 3 p.m. today in another loser-out game.

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