Conner ONeils RBI single in the third put Kennewick ahead for good, and J.J. Hancocks two-run hit in the fifth provided some cushion as the Bandits beat the Twin City Titans 10-3 in the first game of a senior American Legion Central Washington League doubleheader at Roy Johnson Field.
A final score of the second game was not received by 10:30 p.m.
The Bandits broke open the first game with four runs in the sixth, all with two outs. ONeil slugged a two-run double, and two more runs scored on errors.
Kaden Julian was a catalyst at the top of the Bandits order, going 3-for-4 with a double and scoring three runs.
Colton Plew threw six innings of five-hit ball for the Bandits, giving up just one earned run.
Nate Ruane was the hitman for Twin City, wracking up three singles.
Twin City 110 000 1 3 8 3
Kennewick 102 124 x 10 12 1
Plew, No. 10 (7) and Wilbert; Broeske, Marshall (3), McGeorge (4), Craig (6) and Earley. HighlightsNate Ruane (TC) 3x4; Kaden Julian (K) 3x4, 2B, 3R; Clayten Ayres (K) 2x3, 2B, 2R; Conner ONeil (K) 2x3, 2B, 3 RBI, 2R; J.J. Hancock (K) 2x3, 3 RBI; Steven Sordahl (K) 2B, RBI.
Junior American Legion
Walla Walla 7, Hanford 6: The Junior Flames penchant for close losses continued with a one-run loss at Waits Field.
Hanford dropped two of three in the two-day series, with all three games decided by a run.
On day after Sawyer Henrys RBI single capped a three-run, seventh-inning rally to a victory, the Flames scored two runs in their final turn Tuesday but came up short.
Mitch Godwin finished 3-for-5 with two RBIs and also threw three scoreless innings of relief.
The Flames play a makeup game with Richland today to decided the final seeding for the South teams for the Central Washington League district tournament, which opens Friday at the North and South top seeds.
Hanford is locked in to the third or fourth seed and will travel to Selah on Friday to take on the North No. 1 or 2. Walla Walla and the South No. 2 either Richland of the Kennewick Phantoms will take on the North 3 and 4 teams in Walla Walla in double-elimination play.
Walla Walla 023 101 000 7 6 3
Hanford 000 002 202 6 9 3
Barker, Cordero (5) and Watilla; David Juergens, Mitch Godwin (6) and Trevor Romero, Parker Darnell (7). HighlightsGodwin (H) 3x5, 2 RBI; Steven Quadrel (H) 2x5, RBI; Ryan Kimball (WW) HR.
Hanford 100 110 3 6 13 2
Walla Walla 001 103 0 5 7 5
Sawyer Henry, Matt True (7) and Jon Miles; Zehner, McKinney (6) and Watilla. HighlightsQuadrel (H) 2x4, 2B, 3R; Miles (H) 2x4; Daymien Marks 2x4, RBI; Juergens 2x4, 2RBI; Nick Danna (H) 2x4, RBI.
Hanford 111 010 1 5 5 2
Walla Walla 040 000 2 6 11 2
Tanner Heiman, Cody McKee (7) and Darnell; Kimball and Novak. HighlightsBryce Logan (H) 1x2, RBI; Marks (H) 1x3, 2 RBI; Eskil (WW) 3x4, 3B, 2B; Novak (WW) 3x4; Kimball (WW) 7K.
Kennewick Junior Bandits 10, Pasco Sun Devils 6: Derek Doyle and Jashawn Simon, the Nos. 8 and 9 hitters for the Junior Bandits, scored six of their teams runs as Kennewick completed a three-game sweep of the Sun Devils with a win at Southridge High.
The Junior Bandits took a pair of 12-2 and 12-4 decisions at Pasco on Monday. The series wraps up the season for both teams.
Pasco 100 010 040 6 7 4
Kennewick 221 040 10x 10 7 3
Brian Black, Mack Graff (5) and Ryan Hansen; Matthew Oldham, Chad Crider (8), Jordan Dawson (9) and Charlie Landefeld, Jake Kirchhoff (6). HighlightsBlack (P) 2x5, 2B; Derek Doyle (K) 3R; Jashawn Simon (K) 3R.
Kennewick 021 610 2 12 13 2
Pasco 001 100 0 2 7 4
Ryan Sanders and Landefeld; Jeff Hawk, Keegan Stewart (5) and Nate Washburn. HighlightsRyan Sanders (K) 7IP-1ER; Simon (K) 2x5; Tate Spivey (K) 3x5, 3B, 3 RBI; Brett Schafer (K) 3x5, 3B; Landefeld (K) 3x4; Doyle (K) 2x2; Stewart (P) 2x3.
Kennewick 020 020 8 12 13 1
Pasco 020 110 0 4 7 1
Jake Bauman, Jordan Dawson (7) and Kirchhoff; Saporito, Brady Hirai (7) and Hansen. HighlightsNate Newbry (K) 2B; Kyle Harvey (K) 2B; Spivey (K) 2x3, 2B; Cody Sturdefant (K) 3x4, 2 RBI, 2B; Ethan Sanders (K) 2x5; Kirchhoff (K) 2x5; Krider (K) 2x4.
Babe Ruth 15s
Kennewick and Mt. St. Helens are both 2-0 after the first two days of the Southern Washington Babe Ruth State tournament at Walters Field in Pasco.
Kennewick downed Harbor BRL 5-3 and defeated Longview 5-2.
Mt. St. Helens has a 9-2 win over KWRL and a 9-6 victory over Kelso.
In other scores, Longview beat Prosser 11-7; Kelso topped Pasco 11-1; KWRL stopped Pasco 10-0; and Harbor BRL beat Prosser 15-6.
Todays final day of round-robin play has KWRL playing Kelso at 10 a.m.; Longview taking on Harbor BRL at 1 p.m.; Prosser playing Kennewick at 4 p.m.; and Mt. St. Helens playing Pasco at 7 p.m.
Single-elimination play begins Thursday.
Babe Ruth 14s
Taylor Briones and Noah Sprenkle each had hits, but it wasnt enough as Richland opened the Southern Washington Babe Ruth State Tournament with an 11-0 loss to Grays Harbor in Hoquiam.
Kennewick played Thurston County, but no score was reported.
Round-robin play continues today, as Kennewick plays Longview at 10 a.m., and Richland takes on Twin Cities at 1 p.m.