Baseball: Strong pitching leads Kiona-Benton to sweep

April 8, 2014 

James Deaton pitched seven strong innings in the opener, and Trey Manson and Nate Rossine followed with seven more in the nightcap as Kiona-Benton swept Liberty Christian 3-1 and 7-3 in a nonleague baseball doubleheader Tuesday in Benton City.

Deaton scattered seven hits, allowing just one run and striking out eight in his gem.

Manson started the second game, throwing five-plus innings, allowing one earned run and striking out five. Rossine came on in relief and struck out four.

Caleb Thompson had a two-out RBI single in each game, while Cody Zyph had an RBI single in the opener and an RBI triple in the nightcap.

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Kiona-Benton 003 000 x — 3 4 1

Steele, Eder (6) and Hansen. James Deaton and Riley Thomas. Highlights—KB: Deaton 8 Ks, Caleb Thompson 2-out, RBI single; Cody Zyph, 2-out RBI single.

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Eder, Lindquist (4) and Hansen. Trey Manson, Nate Rossine (6) and Darryl Wheeler. Highlights—KB: Manson 5 Ks, 1 ER; Rossine 0 ER, 4 Ks; Kyle Rossine 2-4, 2B, RBI; Riley Thomas 2-4, RBI; Cody Zyph 1-4, 3B, RBI; Caleb Thompson 2-out, RBI single; Brandon Morgan 2-3, 2B.

Walla Walla 9-3, Lewiston 0-9 (MONDAY): Ryan Kimball pitched six innings of shutout ball, striking out three, to lead the Blue Devils to a 9-0 victory over the Bengals in the first game of a nonleague doubleheader Monday in Lewiston.

Zach Zahner added a two-run home run and Reid Magnaghi went 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs.

In the second game, Lewiston’s Jake Munoz hit a home run as the Bengals jumped out to a 9-1 lead after three innings and cruised to victory. Magnaghi went 3-for-4 with a triple for Wa-Hi (5-1).

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Ryan Kimball, Blake McKinney (7) and Colby Watlilo; Kade Woods, Zack Ricard (7) and Jake Ralstin. Highlights—Zach Zehner (W) 1x3, HR, 2 RBIs; Kimball (W) 3K; McKinney (W) 2x3; Reid Magnaghi (W) 2x4, 3B 3 RBIs; Spencer Locati (W) 1x3, 3B, 3 RBIs.

Walla Walla 010 002 0 — 3 7 3

Lewiston 261 000 x — 9 6 4

Zehner, Kyle Barker (3), Logan Cordeiro (6) and Robi Novak; Max Schaeffer, Mikel Jensen (7) and Jessie Scott. Highlights—Jake Munoz (L) 2x4, HR, 2 RBIs; Brett Martin (L) 2x4, 3B; Reid Magnaghi (W) 3x4, 3B.

River View 8-13, La Salle 6-2: Drew Dickinson pitched five solid innings and was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI at the plate to lead the host Panthers to a nonleague victory over the Lightning in the opener.

He added three more hits, two runs and two RBIs in the nightcap to complete the sweep.

Kyle Dennis finished 4-for-5 with three RBIs, while Ruvim Tyutyunnik was 5-for-6 with two RBIs on the day.

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Frame and unknown. Foster, Dickinson (6), Tyutyunnik (7) and Ashtin MacRoberts. Highlights—RV: Drew Dickinson 3-4, 2B; Ruvim Tyutyunnik 2-3; MacRoberts 2-4, 2 RBIs; Kyle Dennis 2-3; Tyler Serven 1-3, 2 RBI; Zach Steinwand 1-3, 2 RBIs.

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Glazier, Bowtillier (1) and unknown. Dennis, MacRoberts (5) and MacRoberts, Frampton (5). Highlights—RV: Jacob Frampton 3-4, 2B, 4 Rs, 3 RBIs; Dickinson 3-4, 2 Rs, 2 RBIs; Tyutyunnik 3-3, 2 RBIs; Dennis 2-2, 3 RBIs; Kwame Tate 2-3, 2 RBIs

Connell 8, Tri-Cities Prep 6: Gabe Tolrud and Austyn Forsyth both homered to lead the Eagles to a nonleague victory over the Jaguars.

John Zilar hit a three-run jack for Tri-Cities Prep in the loss.

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Connell 160 100 x — 8 9 5

Phillip Geist, John Zilar (3), Sam Harlow (5), Alex Montelongo (6) and Zilar, Harlow (3), Zilar (5). Gage Taylor, Jacob Jenks (4), Andrew Plake (6), Austin Forsyth (7) and Gabe Tolrud. Highlights—TCP: John Zilar 1-4, 3-run HR. C: Jenks 3-4, 2B, 2 RBIs; Tolrud 3-4, HR, 2 RBIs; Forsyth HR, 2 RBIs.

Warden 8-1, Chewelah 4-3: Warden split a nonleague doubleheader with Chewela to improve to 7-3 on the season.

Zach LaBounty and Jerry Reyes each hit doubles in the first-game victory. In the second game, which was called because of darkness after six innings, the Cougars were only able to scrape together one run on two hits.

Chewelah 101 101 0 — 4 2 3

Warden 221 210 x — 8 4 2

Bell, Ward (5) and Nicholous; Zach LaBounty, Guillermo Gonzalez (3), Louie Reyes (6) and Zach Shuler. Highlights—PJ Kisler (W) 2x3; LaBounty (W) 1x3, 2B; Jerry Reyes (W) 1x2, 2B.

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Harris and Coleman; Isaac Campos, Tyson Yamane (4) and Shuler.

Stanfield 6, Weston-McEwen 2: Bryce Linker was 1-for-3 with a triple, two runs scored and two RBIs as the Tigers knocked off the TigerScots in a nonleague game.

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Stanfield 300 120 x — 6 5 3

Burke, Patrick (5) and Sather. Ryan Bailey, Dylan Grogan (5), Bryce Linker (7) and Hall. Highlights—S: Linker 1-3, 3B, 2 RBI.

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