Flat tire fails to deflate Burbank baseball team

By the Tri-City HeraldApril 19, 2014 

The Columbia-Burbank Coyotes’ bus suffered a flat tire on the way home, but there was nothing flat about their game in a 10-0, 9-4 SCAC East baseball sweep of the Knights in Royal City on Saturday.

Tim Ellis pitched a complete game with six strikeouts, and Devin Percifield drove in three runs as Burbank shut out Royal in the opener.

In the second game, the Knights led 4-3 after the first inning, but the Coyotes got two RBIs and four stolen bases from Percifield to finish the sweep.

Columbia-Burbank 120 101 5 — 10 12 2
Royal 000 000 0 — 0 2 3

Tim Ellis and Paden Kottwitz; S.Christiansen, Montoya (6) and Santillan. Highlights—Ellis (B) 6K; Devin Percifield (B) 2x3, 3 RBIs, 2 SB; Justin McBride (B) 3x3, 2 2B, RBI, 4 SB; Chase Sorbel (B) 2x4, 2B; Donovan Percifield (B) 2x3.
Columbia-Burbank 311 130 0 — 9 8 3
Royal 400 000 0 — 4 6 3

Devin Percifield and Kottwitz; Chrisiansen, Jenks (6) and Santillan. Highlights—D.Percifield (B) 2x3, 2 R, 2 RBIs, 4 SB; Ellis (B) 3B; Kottwitz (B) 2x4; AJ Dixon (B) 2B; S.Christiansen (R) 2x4, 2B; A.Johnson (R) 2B; T.Mead (R) 3B.

Ki-Be 4-13, Warden 1-12: Nate Rossine went 5-for-6 with five RBIs, including a walk-off single to right to end Game 2 and complete the Bears’ SCAC East sweep of the visiting Cougars.

Rossine also earned the save in Game 1, a pitcher’s duel between Ki-Be’s James Deaton and Warden’s Tyson Yamane.

But Game 2 was a different story, as Luis Reyes got Warden started with a second-inning grand slam.

“(Game 2) was an absolute slugfest. Both teams were just crushing the ball everywhere,” Bears coach Steve Woods said. “It was an incredible game, though. We were down 6-0, then put up a 7-spot in the bottom half.”

Deaton hit a game-tying home run in the bottom of the sixth to send the game into extra innings.

Warden 000 000 1 — 1 8 2
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Yamane and Gonzalez; James Deaton, Nate Rossine (7) and Riley Thomas. Highlights—Deaton (KB) 6 Ks; Caleb Thompson (KB) 2x2.
Warden 060 500 01 — 12 15 2
Kiona-Benton 070 121 02 — 13 19 3

J.Reyes, Luis Reyes (5) and Gonzalez; Trey Manson, N.Rossine (2), Thompson (4) and Darrell Wheeler. Highlights—Thomas (KB) 3x5, 3 RBI; Kyle Rossine (KB) 3x4, 2 2B; Cody Zyph (KB) 2x5, 3B, 2 RBI; Manson (KB) 2x4; Deaton (KB) 2x4, HR, 2 RBI; N.Rossine (KB) 5x6, 2 2B, 5 RBI; L.Reyes (W) 3x5, 2B, HR, 4 RBI; Hansen (W) 3x5, 2B, 2 RBI; LaBounty (W) 2x5, 2B, RBI; Delgado (W) 2x4, RBI.

RIVER VIEW 0-6, ZILLAH 10-5: Kyle Dennis struck out EJ Fuerst with the bases loaded in the top of the seventh inning to preserve the Panthers’ win over the Leopards in the second game of their nonleague doubleheader in Finley.

Dennis pitched a complete game, striking out six, while Jacob Frampton had two hits, an RBI and four stolen bases for River View (7-6).

In the opener, Garrett Stephens and Blaine Ross each hit two doubles for Zillah (6-5).

Zillah 302 32 — 10 12 0
River View 000 00 — 0 1 2

Blaine Ross, Garrett Stephens (4) and Jake Smith; Blake Foster, Jacob Frampton (4) and Ashtin MacRoberts. Highlights—Austin Krueger (Z) 2x4; Kurt Calhoun (Z) 3x4, 2B; Ross (Z) 2x3, 2 2B; Stephens (Z) 3x4, 2 2B; Kyle Dennis (R) 1x2 2B.
Zillah 200 000 3 — 5 7 1
River View 210 012 x — 6 5 2

Calhoun, Josh Williamson (5) and Smith; Kyle Dennis and MacRoberts. Highlights—Ross (Z) 2x4; Williamson (Z) 2B; Hunter King (Z) 2x3; Dennis (R) 6K; Frampton 2x3, 2R, 4 SB, RBI.

OTHELLO 24-24, GRANDVIEW 0-2: The Huskies pounded out 23 hits on the day en route to a CWAC sweep of the Greyhounds at Grandview High School.

In the opener, Justin Rubbs struck out eight for Othello, which improved to 5-5 in league play.

Othello 140 90 — 14 9 0
Grandview 000 00 — 0 2 4

Justin Rubbs and Penut Preneta; Anthony Mendoza and Anthony Ramirez. Highlights—Rubbs (O) 8K.
Othello 476 16 — 24 14 2
Grandview 001 10 — 2 2 4

Alex Garcia, Asaph Garza (3) and Preneta; Angel Abarca, Brendan Bardwell (3) and Ramirez.

TC Prep 10-14, Waitsburg-Prescott 9-8: Phil Geist hit a two-run single to win Game 1 and went 3-for-3 in Game 2 as the Jaguars swept the Tigers in a Southeast 2B doubleheader.

Prep (6-7 overall, 2-4 SE 2B) got help from 12 walks in Game 1 and put up 11 runs in the fifth inning of Game 2. Greg Coverdell drove in three runs for the Jags in the nightcap.

W-P 040 121 1 — 9 9 6
TC Prep 210 022 3 — 10 4 4

No outs when winning run scored. Larson, Gradwahl (5), Grant (7) and Dunn; Geist, Isaac Nelson (6) and Harlow. Highlights—Phil Geist (TC) 2-run single to win game; Larson (WP) 2 hits; Gradwahl (WP) 2 hits; Dunn (WP) 2 hits.
W-P 021 122 0 — 8 4 4
TC Prep 300 0(11)0 x — 14 14 2

Dunn, Leroue (3), Acevedo (7) and Leroue, Carter (3); Zilar, Nelson (2), Harlow (5), Trevor Spets (7) and Zilar, Harlow (7). Highlights—Geist (TC) 3x3; John Zilar (TC) 3x3; Greg Coverdell (TC) 2x4, 3 RBI; Sean Hinkson (TC) 2x4.

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