Baseball: Pasco splits with Southridge for first league win

April 18, 2014 

For the first time in at least four years, the Pasco High baseball team defeated Southridge, winning 6-5 in the opener of a Mid-Columbia Conference doubleheader Friday in Pasco.

The Suns bounced back to win the nightcap 9-4.

“We’ll definitely take that,” Pasco coach Tyler Hockaday said. “We took advantage of some errors that they had and timely hitting after the errors. It feels good to get the old monkey off our back a little.”

The win was also the first league win of the season for the Bulldogs.

Southridge 002 020 1 — 5 10 2

Pasco 000 600 x — 6 6 1

Cody Schmale, Trevor Oldham (6) and Austen Morfin. Dominick Monville, Roger Ingram Jr. (7) and Kolby Killoy. Highlights—SR: Connor Morfin 3-4, 2B; Jordan Dawson 2-2, 2B, 2 RBIs; Nate Newbry 2-4, 2B. Pasco: Jose Vasquez 2-3; Brady Ritala 1-3, 2B, 2 RBIs.

Southridge 301 301 1 — 9 15 1

Pasco 100 003 0 — 4 8 3

Jordan Dawson, Connor Morfin (6) and Austen Morfin. Tony Beck, Justus Scott (5) and Kolby Killoy. Highlights—SR: Brent Schafer 2-4, 2 2Bs; Austen Morfin 3-4, 2B; Trevor Oldham 2-4, 2B. Pasco: Kendall Lee 2-3.

Walla Walla 8-11, Kamiakin 4-3: Spencer Locati went 3-for-4 with two doubles and five RBIs in Game 2 to help the Blue Devils record an MCC sweep at LaPierre Field.

“They’re rolling right now. They just played solid baseball. They hit behind runners and made routine plays,” Kamiakin coach Ryan Carter said. “We helped them (with six errors) in Game 1. In the second game, they just manufactured runs every inning.”

Walla Walla 006 200 0 — 8 7 0

Kamiakin 003 000 1 — 4 2 6

Ryan Kimball, Kyle Barker (7) and Colby Watilo; David Marshall, Ryan Vela (7) and Austin Hardy. Highlights—Reid Magnaghi (WW) 2B, 2 RBI; David Pontarolo (WW) 2x4; Marshall (K) 7 Ks.

Walla Walla 410 112 2 — 11 7 1

Kamiakin 201 000 0 — 3 4 2

Zach Zehner, Blake McKinney (7) and Robi Novak; Kaden Enriques, Easton Hanke (5) and Hardy. Highlights—Tristan Drury (K) 2-run HR; Spencer Locati (WW) 3x4, 2 2B, 5 RBI; Zehner (WW) 6 Ks.

Hanford 14-10, Chiawana 4-3: The Falcons got 25 runs off 19 hits but played solid defense, which keyed an MCC doubleheader sweep of the Riverhawks at Waits Field.

“Chiawana has been playing teams tough. I felt strongly about playing a good game today no matter the opponent,” Hanford coach Tom DeWitz said. “The highlight for me was that we played solid defense after playing sloppy in Walla Walla last week.”

Chiawana 211 00 — 4 8 3

Hanford 021 56 — 14 11 0

One out when 10-run rule invoked. Mason Miles, Gabe Aviles (4), Christian Nunez (5) and Grady Graff; Nate Mitchell and Aaron Enderlin. Highlights—Ryan Colson (H) 3x4, 2B, HR, 5 RBI; David Juergens (H) 2x2, 2B; Jamie Hopp (H) HR, RBI; Mitchell (H) 6 Ks, 2 BB; Spencer Binnion (C) 2x3, 2B; Andrew Vargas (C) HR, RBI.

Chiawana 010 000 2 — 3 5 2

Hanford 006 130 x — 10 8 2

Brayde Hirai, Andrew Vargas (3), Blake Bishop (6) and Graff; Jacob Anderson, Colson (7) and Enderlin, Trevor Romero (6). Highlights—Isaac Benard (H) 2x4; Enderlin (H) 3x3, HR, 5 RBI; Anderson (H) 5 Ks; Graff (C) 2x3.

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