Saturday's prep softball roundup

March 23, 2014 

Emily Benson was 8-for-8 with four home runs and a pair of doubles to lead the two-time defending state 3A champion Kamiakin Braves to a 14-6 win over Lake City and a 14-11 win over Coeur d’Alene at the Richland softball mixer at Columbia Playfield on Saturday.

Benson drove in six in the opener on a huge offensive day for the Braves. McKenzie Lowry homered twice and drove in five runs in the second game, and Tawny Becker went deep twice more as Kamiakin smacked 10 homers in the two games.

Pitcher Kayla Andrews scattered seven hits over two games and struck out 16, as Richland beat Mac-Hi 10-0 and pounded Mt. Spokane 11-1.

April Utecht was 5-for-6 with two doubles, a home run and six RBIs for the Bombers (2-0).

Hanford’s Kadi Patterson went 4-for-4 with a double, a home run and six RBIs to lift the Falcons to a 15-5 win over Mead, as Hanford salvaged a doubleheader split. Emma Garcia had a home run, two RBIs and three runs, and Lexi Alaniz stole four bases against Mead.

In Game 1, Milton-Freewater pounded out 12 runs on nine hits thanks to five Falcons errors in a 12-5 win.

Kennewick dropped a pair of games, including the Lions’ opener to Connell 17-8, as the Eagles’ Savannah Egbert was 4-for-6 with four home runs.

Kennewick lost a heart-breaker to Mead 9-7 in eight innings as the visitors scored six runs in the top of the seventh — four on a grand slam — to take a two-run lead before the Lions rallied in the bottom to force extra innings.

Gabby Nava’s solo home run started Kennewick’s response in the seventh, and she finished with four hits on the day.

Connell lost its other game, falling 17-16 to Mt. Spokane. Egbert was 3-for-4 for the Eagles with two doubles.

Southridge split a pair, pounding Post Falls 17-2 while losing 8-3 to Lake City. Pitcher Sarah Gilliam struck out 11 against Post Falls, and she and freshman Brittany Yocom each had four hits in that game for the Suns.

In Southridge’s loss, Jordan Ziemba and Makensie Meyer each had homers.

Lake City 200 112 0 — 6 6 3

Kamiakin 351 122 x — 14 18 1

Flerchinger, McCracken (5) and Falciani; Kate Austin, Emily Benson (6) and Tawny Becker. Highlights—Shippy (LC) 2x4, HR; Hunter Schneitter (K) 2x5, 2 RBI, HR; Melanie Oord (K) 3x4, 2B; Benson (K) 5x5, 2 HR, 2 2B, 6 RBI; Jenna Castilleja (K) 2x4, 2B; Carlie Richards (K) 3x5, 3 RBI, HR; Cylie Richards (K) 2B.

Coeur d’Alene 130 043 0 — 11 12 2

Kamiakin 514 101 2 — 14 16 4

Mante, Smith (4) and Parker; Austin, Emiley Moore (5) and Becker. Highlights—Albertson (Cda) 3x4, 2 2B; Parker (CdA) 2x4, 2 RBI, 2B; Smith (CdA) HR; Rasmussen 2x4; Behm (CdA) 2x4; Schneitter (K) 3x5, 3B; Oord (K) 2x4; Benson (K) 3x3, 2 HR; Ca. Richards (K) 2x4, 2B; McKenzie Lowry (K) 3x4, 5 RBI, 2 HR; Becker (K) 2x4, 3 RBI, 2 HR.

Mac-Hi 000 00 — 0 3 3

Richland 530 02 — 10 13 1

Colette Robert and Stephanie Copeland; Kayla Andrews and Paige Niikala. Highlights—Andrews 3x3, 2B, 8 K’s, no walks; April Utecht (R) 2x3, 4 RBIs, 2B, HR; Alicia Maul (R) 2x3, 2 RBIs, 2B; Courtney Kent (R) 2B; Maddy Jones (R) 2x3; Stephanie Merwin (R) 3B.

Mt. Spokane 100 00 — 1 4 4

Richland 205 04 — 11 13 2

Hannah Bell, Kimber Tutt (4) and Hannah Steele; Kayla Andrews and Paige Niikala. Highlights—Merwin (R) 2x4, 3 RBIs, 3B; Utecht 3x3, 2 RBIs, 2B; Jones (R) 2x3, 2 RBIs; Reilly Bramlett (R) 2x3; Andrews 8 K’s, no walks.

Milton-Freewater 401 115 0 — 12 9 0

Hanford 000 203 0 — 5 9 5

Kadi Patterson, Catie Bishop (4), Kayla DeLaPaz (6) and Whitney Nash; C.Robert and Copeland. Highlights—Lexi Alaniz (H) 2x4, 2R; Patterson (H) 2x4, 2B, 2 RBI; Alane Wilkerson (H) 2x3; Copeland (MF) 2x4, 2B, 3R; M.Kelly (MF) 2 RBI.

Mead 020 300 — 5 5 3

Hanford 442 032 — 15 14 1

Kylie Bremner, Caitlyn Seiger (5) and xxx; Patterson and Nash. Highlights—Alaniz (H) 3x4, 4R, 4 SB; Emma Garcia (H) 2x3, HR, 2 RBI, 3R; Patterson (H) 4x4, 2B, HR, 6 RBI, 3R; Miranda Foraker (H) 2B; Macey Gonzales (M) 2x3, 2B, RBI, SB.

Connell 121 345 1 — 17 19 1

Kennewick 160 100 0 — 8 7 6

M. Mathis, E. Wallin (5) and S. Edgert; Alexis Davis and Abby Cole. Highlights—Gabby Nava (K) 2x3, 2B; Amanda McDaniel (K) 2x4, 2 RBI, 2B; Savannah Egbert (C) 4x6, 4 HR; M. Mathis (C) 5x5, 5 RBI; B. Bickerman (C) 4x5, 2B, 3B; K.Hopkins (C) 2x4.

Mead 100 000 62 — 9 9 3

Kennewick 202 010 20 — 7 8 3

Seiger and Gonzalez; Eva Guizar and Marivel Macias. Highlights—Nava (K) 2x5, HR; Julissa Gonzalez (K) 3x5; Shanholtzer (M) 3x5, 2 2B; Bocook (M) 2x5, 2B, GS HR; Clark (M) 2B; Byers (M) 2x4, 2B.

Post Falls 000 11 — 2 2 2

Southridge (10)31 3x — 17 13 2

Bowers and McDermott; Sarah Gilliam and Makensie Meyer. Highlights—Gilliam 4x4, HR, 4 RBIs, 11 Ks; Vanessa Castrejon (S) 2x3, 2B; Danielle Tolison (S) HR, 2 RBIs; Brittany Yocom (S) 4x4, 4 2Bs, 4 RBIs.

Lake City 510 002 0 — 8 10 2

Southridge 000 001 2 — 3 7 2

McGarka, Flerchinger (4) and Falciani; Gilliam and Tolison. Highlights—Tolison (S) 2B; Jordan Ziemba (S) HR, 2 RBIs; Yocom 2B; Meyer HR.

Mt. Spokane 055 000 223 — 17 11 2

Connell 004 110 622 — 16 13 7

Mya Boeller, Kimber Tutt (5), Bailyn Tyetewiez (8) and Hannah Steele; McKenna Mathis and Savannah Egbert. Highlights—Egbert (C) 3x4, 2 2Bs; Mathis (C) 3x5, 2B, 3B; Dakota Olberding (C) 2x5; Brittany Vickerman (C) 2x4.

Chiawana 16-18, Eisenhower 4-5: Maddie Heine drove in eight runs on the day and a pair of Riverhawks freshmen pitchers — Carlee Gerds and Colleen Stadelman — held down the Cadets for a Chiawana sweep.

Monique Maldonado had four hits and four RBIs for the Riverhawks in Game 1, and Alexa Beutler and Sheyenne Marshall combined for eight hits and six RBIs in Game 2.

“We hit the heck out of the ball today,” Chiawana coach Paul Antonovich said. “Our freshman pitchers did really well. I’m excited for what we have coming this season.”

Chiawana 109 021 3 — 16 16 3

Eisenhower 102 010 0 — 4 10 4

Carlee Gerds and Maddie Heine; A.Watkins and Packard. Highlights—Monique Maldonado (C) 4 hits, 4 RBI; Gerds (C) 5 Ks, 3 hits; Heine (C) 3 RBI; Whitney Weber (C) 3 RBI; Watkins (E) 9 Ks, 3 hits.

Chiawana 473 22 — 18 25 2

Eisenhower 320 00 — 5 6 0

Colleen Stadelman and Heine; Bohneville and Packard. Highlights—Heine (C) 5 hits, 5 RBIs; Alexa Beutler (C) 4 hits, 3 RBI; Sheyenne Marshall (C) 4 hits, 3 RBI.

Pasco 13-20, Sunnyside 3-11: Adriana McKinney had a strong day at the plate for the Bulldogs, driving in six runs and stealing four bases in Pasco’s nonleague sweep of the visiting Grizzlies.

Sisters Mariela and Bibiana Gonzalez combined for four hits, four RBIs and eight runs scored during the Bulldogs’ 20-run Game 2 outburst.

Sunnyside 101 001 0 — 3 5 5

Pasco 211 600 3 — 13 14 2

Cornwell and Chumley; Kristen Swentik and Alicia Bolander. Highlights—Brittany Cruz (S) 2B; Bibiana Gonzalez (P) 2B; Adriana McKinney (P) 2B, 2 SB; Ashley Bodnar (P) 3x5, 2B, 2 RBI.

Sunnyside 011 420 3 — 11 11 9

Pasco 440 052 5 — 20 16 2

Gil, Cornwell (7) and Romo; Selena Montelongo, Swentik (6) and Bolander. Highlights—McKinney (P) 3x6, 2B, 2 SB, 6 RBI; Montelongo (P) 2x3; Mariela Gonzalez (P) 2x3, 2 RBI, 3 R; B.Gonzalez (P) 2x6, 4 SB, 2 RBI, 5 R.

Othello 2-11, Selah 1-1: Dominique Martinez struck out nine batters in a complete-game win and blasted a go-ahead two-run home run in the sixth inning to give the Huskies a Game 1 win en route to a CWAC sweep over the Vikings.

Madison Martinez went the distance in Game 2 and added four hits — including a double and a solo home run.

Selah 000 001 0 — 1 4 0

Othello 000 002 x — 2 4 0

Zeir and Cavanaugh; Dominique Martinez and Sophie Rodriguez. Highlights—Martinez (O) 9Ks, HR, 2 RBI.

Selah 000 010 — 1 4 4

Othello 223 103 — 11 15 1

Steiner, Zeir (6) and Cavanaugh; Madison Martinez and Rodriguez. Highlights—M.Martinez (O) 4x4, 2B, HR; Tori Zambrano (O) 3x4, 2B; Holly Fleshman (O) 2x2, 2B; D.Martinez (O) 2x2; Diamond Franco (O) 2B; Kristen Quigley (O) 2 unassisted DPs.

Columbia-Burbank 14-13, Mabton 5-3: Jocelyn Lott went 6-for-10 on the day with two doubles and five RBIs as the Coyotes opened their season with a nonleague sweep of the Vikings (0-2).

Rachel Roberts also was 6-for-10 and drove in five runs as Burbank (2-0) belted out 36 hits over the two games.

Columbia-Burbank 240 102 5 — 14 15 NA

Mabton 001 030 1 — 5 8 NA

Aleah Wright, Rachel Roberts (5) and Roberts, Amber Holst (5); Navarro and C.Cruz. Highlights— Christina Reisenauer (CB) 3x4, 3R, 3B, 2 RBIs; Jocelyn Lott (CB) 3x5, 2R, 2B, 4 RBIs; Roberts (CB) 3x5, 2R, 3 RBIs.

Columbia-Burbank000 507 1 — 13 21 NA

Mabton 200 001 0 — 3 4 1

Rachel Roberts, Aleah Wright (6) and Holst, Roberts (6); Navarro and Cruz. Highlights—Christina Reisenauer (CB) 3x5, RBI; Lott (CB) 3x5, SB, 2B, RBI; Roberts (CB) 3x5, 2R, 2 RBIs, 2B, SB; Wright (CB) 4x5, RBI, 2B.

River View 7-9, Cle Elum 4-14: Kaylee Lozier struck out eight and walked one, and Ashley Dickinson went 4-for-4 with three RBIs as the Panthers (3-1) won the opener of a nonleague doubleheader against the Warriors (1-1).

Lozier went 2-for-3 in the second game and had six strikeouts in relief, but the Panthers couldn’t overcome a 9-4 deficit after three innings.

The games, originally scheduled to be played in Cle Elum, were moved to Carlon Park in Selah because the Warriors’ fields were unplayable.

River View 102 040 0 — 7 11 0

Cle Elum 010 102 0 — 4 11 0

Kaylee Lozier and Kylie Sakota; Sami Sweigard and Kayla Holmes. Highlights—Sadilee Vasquez (RV) 2x2, 3R, 3 SB; Lozier (RV) 2x4, 2B, 8K, 1BB; Brooklyn Chavez (RV) 2x4, 2 3B, 2 RBIs; Ashley Dickinson (RV) 4x4, 2B, 3 RBIs.

River View 112 002 3 — 9 10 8

Cle Elum 405 014 x — 14 7 2

Rachel Doran, Lozier (3) and Sakota; Sami Sweigard and Kayla Holmes. Highlights—Vasquez (RV) 2x4, 3 SB; Lozier (RV) 2x3, 6K, 1BB; Dickinson (RV) 2x4, 3B; Jessica Burrus (RV) 2x3, 3R; Jayme Walker (RV) 2B.

Warden 28-32, Goldendale 0-3: Alllycya Gonzalez had four doubles on the day and struck out eight batters in just five innings during a Game 2 win in the Cougars’ overwhelming doubleheader sweep of the visiting Timberwolves.

Aaliyah Enriques struck out 10 batters in a Game 1 victory.

Warden collected 60 runs on 39 hits and benefited from 14 Goldendale errors.

Goldendale 000 00 — 0 2 9

Warden 583 (12)x — 28 19 1

S.Lamping and K.Howard; Aaliyah Enriques and Juliana Pruneda. Highlights—Enriques (W) 10 Ks, 1 BB, 2 2B; Shania Kisler (W) 4x5; Leilani Pruneda (W) 4x5; Brylee Whitney (W) 2x3, 2B; Allycya Gonzalez (W) 2x3, 2 2B.

Goldendale 011 01 — 3 2 5

Warden 7(12)6 7x — 32 20 4

Baflin Gosselin and Henderson; Aneissa Gonzales and J.Pruneda. Highlights—Brenna Whitney (W) 4x6, 2B; Al.Gonzalez (W) 3x4, 2 2B, 8 Ks; Enriques (W) 2x2, 4R; Andrea Contreras (W) 3x4, 2B, 3 RBI.

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