Jacob Haas shut down the Hanford Flames for seven innings, allowing just a run on four hits to lift the Yakima Beetles to a 7-1 victory at Carlon Park in Selah.
Haas recorded nine strikeouts many of them looking and Hanford committed a couple of early errors which led to the Beetles 2-0 second inning lead. Yakima tacked on another run in the third and three more in the fourth.
Bryce Logan drove in the Flames only run in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Hanford will play at 1 p.m. today in an elimination game, facing Friday nights winner between Yakima Valley and Richland.
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Jacob Haas and Brad Wise; Tanner Heiman, Matt True (5) and Jon Miles. HighlightsBryce Logan (H) RBI; Brett Williams (Y) 2x4; Brad Wise (Y) 3x4, RBI; Haas (Y) 9 Ks.
Senior Babe Ruth state tournament: Jimmy Gifford hit a two-run triple and Anthony Robinson added an RBI double to help lift the Three Rivers Baseball Blue team to an 11-1 win over Hoquiam in the Senior Babe Ruth tournament in Aberdeen.
Matt Reardon drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the sixth to cap a five-run outburst and put the 10-run rule into effect, ending the game.
The Blue squad will play again at 10 a.m. Sunday, facing Fridays winner between Prairie Baseball and J.H. Killian of Longview.
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One out when 10-run rule invoked. Parker and Womack; Garrett Willard, Austin Forsman (5) and Paden Kottwitz. HighlightsJimmy Gifford (TR) 3B, 2 RBI; Anthony Robison (TR) 2B, RBI; Willard (TR) 4 Ks.