Baseball: Richland High takes two from Walla Walla

April 22, 2014 

Gibson McGeorge and Cameron Jenkins both pitched solid outings to help Richland High sweep Walla Walla 5-1 and 12-2 on Tuesday in a Mid-Columbia Conference doubleheader.

The losses are the first two in league for the Blue Devils, while the wins put the Bombers into a two-way tie with Wa-Hi for second place at 6-2. Kennewick leads the MCC at 6-0.

“That’s definitely two games that we not only wanted to get, but needed to get,” Richland coach Grant Richardson said. “It gives us the tiebreaker if we end up tying with those guys. They are a good ball club and just jumped on them early and stayed on them.”

McGeorge scattered four hits and three walks in seven innings, allowing just the one run.

While Jenkins gave up two runs on five hits to get the five-inning victory.

Mitch Piper had two doubles on the day, while McGeorge added two hits, a double and two RBIs in the second game.

Walla Walla 000 100 0 — 1 4 0

Richland 200 111 x — 5 10 0

Logan Cordero and Colby Watilo. Gibson McGeorge and Tyler Kjarmo. Highlights—WW: Spencer Locati HR; Ryan Cimball 2B. Rich: Tyler Kjarmo 2-3; Mitch Piper 2B; Hunter Chambers 2B; Griffey March 3-3; Connor Craig 2 RBIs; McGeorge 3 Ks.

Walla Walla 000 02 — 2 5 3

Richland 431 13 — 12 12 2

2 outs when game ended.

Kyle Barker, Wyatt Taylor (3) and Robi Novak. Cameron Jenkins and Kjarmo. Highlights—WW: Blake McKinney 2B. Rich: Gibson McGeorge 2-2, 2B, 2 RBIs; Mitch Piper 3-3, 2B; Hunter Chambers 2-3; Stuart Moore 2-3; Carson Miller 2 RBIs.

Chiawana 13-13, Pasco 4-7: Spencer Bennion was a combined 5-for-9 with two doubles, a home run and three RBIs to lead the Riverhawks to a Mid-Columbia Conference sweep of the visiting Bulldogs.

Bennion also pitched six strong innings in the opener. Andrew Vargas added a 2-for-4 day in the nightcap, while Kaden Maughan homered in the opener.

Pasco 301 000 0 — 4 7 2

Chiawana 810 211 x — 13 14 3

Monville, Beck (5), Lee (6) and Killoy. Bennion, Vargas (7) and Graff. Highlights—Pasco: Tony Beck 2-4, 2B; Dominick Monville 2-3, 2B; Chi: Zach Garcia 3-4, 3 2Bs; Spencer Bennion 3-4, HR; Brian Black 2-4, 2B, 3B; Kaden Maughan 1-1, HR.

Pasco 110 400 1 — 7 6 4

Chiawana 232 006 x — 13 9 4

Scott, Ingram Jr. (6) and Killoy. Peiffer and Graff. Highlights—Pasco: Roger Ingram 2-3, 2B. Chi: Bennion 2-5, 2 2Bs, 2 RBIs; Andrew Vargas 2-4, RBI.

Prosser 16, Toppenish 0 (5): Leno Rivera threw a five-inning perfect game, striking out the first 13 batters he faced in CWAC action for the Mustangs against the visiting Wildcats. The final two outs were groundouts.

In all, Rivera only threw 50 pitches in the victory.

The win was the first in league play for Prosser (2-9 overall, 1-8 league) and just its second overall.

Colby White was 4-for-4 with two doubles, a triple and five RBIs.

Toppenish 000 00 — 0 0 5

Prosser 416 5x — 16 13 0

Zach Romero and Kyle Werd. Leno Rivera and Kyle Steinbock. Highlights—Rivera 0 H, 0 BB, 13 Ks; Colby White 4-4, 2 2Bs, 3B, 5 RBIs.

Connell 15-14, Royal 5-0: The Eagles collected 29 hits en route to an SCAC East doubleheader sweep over the visiting Knights.

Austin Forsyth had five hits for Connell, now 4-0 in SCAC East play.

Royal 000 05 — 5 6 3

Connell 115 71 — 15 13 1

Kaden Jenks and Santillan; Austin Forsyth, Andrew Plake (5) and Gabe Tolrud. Highlights—Jacob Jenks (C) 3x4, 2 2Bs; Forsyth 3x4, 8 Ks; Tolrud 2x4, 2B.

Royal 000 00 — 0 3 2

Connell (10)21 1x — 14 16 0

Johnson and Niebla; Jess Hawk, Tolrud (4) and Tolrud, Luangsalat (4). Highlights—K.Jenks 2x3; Brenden Holst (C) 2x3, 2B; J.Jenks 2x2, 3 RBIs; Hawk 2x2 2 2Bs; Forsyth 2x3; Gage Taylor (C) 2x2; Franky Meraz (C) 2x3.

Stanfield 16, Heppner 5: Devin Sather was 2-for-4 with three RBIs, and Ryan Bailey struck out six on the mound as the Tigers picked up a nonleague victory.

Stanfield 402 46 — 16 11 3

Heppner 000 23 — 5 5 6

Ryan Bailey and Devin Sather. Putman, Collins (4) and Hatfield. Highlights—Stan: Devin Sather 2-4, 3 RBIs; Ryan Bailey 2-4; Dylan Grogan 4 RBIs.

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