Softball: Richland High sweeps Walla Walla

April 22, 2014 

The Richland High softball team used some long ball to sweep Walla Walla 10-2 in both games Tuesday at Columbia Playfields in Richland.

April Utecht hit a two-run shot in the opener, while Abby Perryman blasted a pair of home runs in the second game.

Utecht was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, while Kayla Andrews added a 3-for-4 day with a double.

In the nightcap, Perryman was 3-for-4 with a double, the two homers and drove in five runs. Courtney Kent was 2-for-3 with two RBIs as well.

Jordy Storm hit a solo home run for Walla Walla in the nightcap.

Walla Walla 000 020 0 — 2 7 2

Richland 611 002 x — 10 16 1

Ellie Rassbach, Brandi Schoessler (2) and Jacie McDaniels. Kayla Andrews and Utecht. Highlights—WW: Jacie McDaniels 2-3; Ellie Rassbach 2-3. Rich: Stephanie Merwin 3-4, RBI; April Utecht 3-4, HR, 2 RBIs; Kayla Andrews 3-4, 2B, 9K; Paige Liikala 2-4, 2 RBIs; Kelsea Hinkley 2-4, 3 RBIs.

Walla Walla 100 010 0 — 2 6 2

Richland 214 003 x — 10 13 4

Brandi Schoessler and McDaniels. Abby Perryman, Kayla Andrews (5) and Utecht, Liikala (4). Highlights—WW: Jordy Storm 2-4, HR, RBI; Kate Ferenz 1-2, 2B; Ellie Rassbach 2-3. Rich: Kayla Andrews 3-4; Abby Perryman 3-4, 2B, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs, 4K; Courtney Kent 2-3, 2 RBIs; Alicia Maul RBI; Reilly Bramlett RBI.

Chiawana 18-22, Pasco 2-12: Maddie Heine was a combined 8-for-9 with four doubles and six RBIs as the Riverhawks had a monster offensive day, picking up a pair of Mid-Columbia Conference road wins.

Alexa Beutler finished 7-for-8 with three doubles and nine RBIs in the sweep.

“It was kind of crazy,” Chiawana coach Paul Antonovich said. “It wasn’t the most pretty softball today, but we got two wins so that was good for us.”

Kaylie Wotley was 3-for-3 with two triples for Pasco in the nightcap.

Chiawana 435 15 — 18 21 2

Pasco 000 20 — 2 7 4

Carlee Gerds, Whitney Weber (4) and Maddie Heine. Adriana McKinney and Alicia Bolander. Highlights—Chi: Whitney Weber 3-4, 2B, 3B; Alexa Beutler 3-4, 2B, 5 RBIs; Ashley Ellison 2-3, 3 RBIs; Maddie Heine 4-5, 2B, 2 RBIs; Hannah Johnson 2-3; Frankie Wilson 2-3; Sheyenne Marshall 3-4. Pasco: Kristen Swentik 2-2.

Chiawana 34(13) 20 — 22 24 3

Pasco 624 00 — 12 14 2

Whitney Weber, Frankie Wilson (3) and Heine. Annabel Perez and McKinney. Highlights—Chi: Weber 4-4, 2B, 3B, 2 RBIs; Alexa Beutler 4-4, 2 2Bs, 4 RBIs; Ashley Ellison 1-4, 2B; Heine 4-4, 3 2Bs, 2 RBIs; Hannah Johnson 3-5, 2B, 5 RBIs; Alex Lopez 2-4; Wilson 2-5; Marshall 3-5, 2B. Pasco: Perez 2-4; Jasmine Ruiz 2-3; Shelby Fuston 3-3, 2B; Bibiana Gonzalez 2-3, 2B; Brittany Cruz 1-3, 3B; Kaylie Wotley 3-3, 2 3Bs.

Othello 13-19, East Valley 1-3: Madison Martinez went 5-for-7 on the day with a triple and three home runs as the Huskies swept the Red Devils in CWAC action in Moxee.

Martinez hit two homers in the opener, then pitched the second game and hit another home run as Othello improved to 10-0 in league play and 12-0 overall.

Othello 000 234 4 — 13 15 0

East Valley 010 000 0 — 1 4 4

Dominique Martinez and Sofie Rodriguez; Brulotie, Thorson (5) and Gutierrez. Highlights—Diamond Franco (O) 3x5 3 2Bs; Tori Zambrano (O) 2x5; Kirsten Quigley (O) 3x5, HR; Madison Martinez (O) 3x5, 3B, 2 HRs; Holly Fleshman (O) 3x4.

Othello 345 34 — 19 12 0

East Valley 110 10 — 3 7 5

Madison Martinez and Sofie Rodriguez; Bruloti, Thorson (2), Heitzman (4) and Gutierrez. Highlights—Fleshman (O) 3x3; Rodriguez (O) 2x3, 2B; Lidize DeLeon (O) 3x3, 3B; Madison Martinez (O) 2x2 HR.

Connell 5-12, Royal 1-2: Jessica Hawkins belted a two-run home run in the third inning and McKenna Mathis struck out nine in leading the Eagles to victory in the first game of their SCAC doubleheader with the Knights in Connell.

Savannah Egbert went 3-for-3 with a double and drove in a pair of runs in the second game as Connell improved to 6-0 in league play.

Royal 000 000 1 — 1 2 0

Connell 202 010 x — 5 7 0

Jenks and Castellon; McKenna Mathis and Dakota Olberding. Highlights—Hope Sawyer (C) 2x3; Savannah Egbert (C) 2x3; Jessica Hawkins (C) 2x2, HR, 2 RBIs; Kassin Hawkins (C) 2B; Mathis 9K.

Royal 000 11 — 2 2 1

Connell 340 32 — 12 10 3

Two outs when winning run scored

Jenks and Castellon; McKenna Mathis and Dakota Olberding. Highlights—Egbert (C) 3x3, 2B, 2 RBIs; Olberding (C) 2x3, 2B; Tyra Courneya (C) 2x3; Mathis (C) 4K.

Kiona-Benton 18-11, Columbia (Burbank) 13-12: Rachel Roberts was a combined 3-for-9 with a homer, and three RBIs as the host Coyotes split an SCAC East doubleheader against the Bears.

Kiona-Benton 235 133 1 — 18 14 6

Columbia (Burbank) 100 570 0 — 13 9 3

Alley, Katie (6) and unknown. Wright, Roberts (4) and unknown. Highlights—KB: Thornton 2-4, 2B, RBI: Carlson 3-4, 4 RBIs; Phelan 2-6, 2 2Bs; Barber 3-6, 2 2Bs, 5 RBIs; Alley 2-3, RBI: T. Smith 2-3, RBI. CB: Roberts 1-5, HR, 2 RBIs; Percifield 3-5, RBI; Houser 2-3, 2 RBIs; Grimm 2 RBIs; Lott 1-5, 2B, 3 Rs .

Kiona-Benton 212 230 10 — 11 12 3

Columbia (Burbank) 000 056 01 — 12 9 7

Katie, Alley (6) and unknown. Wright, Roberts (3) and unknown. Highlights—KB: Carlson 2-5, 2 RBIs; Barber 2-4, 2 2Bs, RBI; Thornton 1-4, 2B; Coriel 2-3, 2B; Katie 2-4. CB: Reisenauer 2-5; Lott 2-4; Roberts 2-4; Idler 2 RBIs.

Tri-Cities Prep 15-18, Sunnyside Christian 1-5: Victoria Nunez was a combined 5-for-9 with a double, three-run home run and seven RBIs as the visiting Jaguars (10-3 overall) swept a nonleague doubleheader.

Tri-Cities Prep 304 215 — 15 11 3

Sunnyside Christian 000 010 — 1 2 6

Victoria Vargas and Victoria Nunez. A. Harrington and Knotts. Highlights—TCP: Vi. Nunez 3-5, 2B, 4 RBIs; Valerie Nunez 2-3, 2B, 3 RBIs; Vargas 11 Ks, 2 H.

Tri-Cities Prep 103 4(10) — 18 15 1

Sunnyside Christian 302 00 — 5 4 5

Valerie Nunez, Danika Whitsett (4) and Vi. Nunez. Harrington and Knotts. Highlights—TCP: Vi. Nunez 2-4, 3-run HR; Kelci Young 3-4, 3B; Francine Lahoz 2-3, 3B. SC: J. Denhoed 2-3, 3B; Broersma 2-3, 2B.

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