Hanford baseball sweeps Pasco in MCC twinbill

By the Tri-City HeraldApril 25, 2014 

Aaron Enderlin provided the big hit for Hanford in the opener, and the Pasco Bulldogs provided the big opening in the nightcap as the Falcons swept the Bulldogs 11-1 and 7-5 in a pair of Mid-Columbia Conference baseball games Friday at Waits Field.

Enderlin’s two-run double helped blow the first game open during a four-run third inning for Hanford. It was part of a three-RBI game for the Falcons’ catcher.

Meanwhile, Jacob Anderson and Nate Mitchell were dealing on the mound, Anderson going the first four in the mercy rule-shortened game with five strikeouts and no walks. Mitchell K’d the side in his one inning of work.

The Falcons’ big turn in the second game came in a four-run fourth inning. A hit batter, walk and intentional walk juiced the bases, and Anthony Porcaro and Brady Heid delivered RBI hits in front of Jamie Hopps two-run single.

“Most of the season’s been a group effort offensively, and these two games were no different,” said Hanford skipper Tom DeWitz. “A lot of guys are contributing.”

For Pasco, Roger Ingram Jr. went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in the nightcap.

Pasco 001 00 — 1 4 2
Hanford 114 5x — 11 9 0

Kendall Lee, Jose Vasquez (4) and Kolby Killoy; Jacob Anderson, Nate Mitchell (5) and Aaron Enderlin, Trevor Romero (5). Highlights—Justus Scott (P) 2x2; Jamie Hopp (H) 2x2; Enderlin (H) 2x3, 2B, 3 RBI; John Miles (H) 2x2.
Pasco 101 300 0 — 5 8 1
Hanford 030 400 x — 7 8 2

Roger Ingram Jr., Scott (5) and Killoy; Ryan Colson, Mike Kozlowski (5), Sawyer Henry (7) and Enderlin. Highlights—Ingram (P) 3x4, 2B, 2R; Dominic Monville (P) 2x3, 2 2B; Isaac Benard (H) 2x3, 2B; Anthony Porcaro (H) 2x3, 2B; Hopp (H) 2 RBI.

Kamiakin 3-1, Chiawana 1-3: The Braves and Riverhawks traded 3-1 linescores, splitting an MCC doubleheader in Pasco.

David Marshall went the distance for Kamiakin in Game 1, allowing just one run on four hits through seven innings, and Kyle Larson had the big hit in the bottom of the sixth, a two-run double to erase a 1-0 deficit.

In Game 2, Brayde Hirai pitched five solid innings for Chiawana and had a two-run double during the Hawks’ three-run fourth inning.

Kamiakin 000 002 1 — 3 7 1
Chiawana 000 010 0 — 1 4 0

David Marshall and Hardy; Brian Black, Gabe Aviles (7) and Grady Graff. Highlights—Larson (K) 2B, 2 RBI.
Kamiakin 000 010 0 — 1 4 1
Chiawana 000 300 x — 3 7 1

Enriques, Hanke (6) and Hardy; Brayde Hirai, Binnion (6) and Graff. Highlights—Mason Miles (C) 2x3, 2B; Hirai (C) 2B, 2 RBI.

Richland 3-11, Southridge 0-10: The Bombers pulled out an MCC doubleheader sweep on the road despite trailing 10-4 in Game 2, getting a strong relief effort from Connor Craig to seal up the win.

“Hats off to my pitchers today, especially Connor Craig, who put up a bunch of zeros and gave us a chance to win,” Richland coach Grant Richardson said.

Craig came in to pitch the sixth inning and tossed three scoreless frames, getting the win when the Bombers scored in the top of the ninth.

“Any sweep in this league is a big sweep,” Richardson said.

Gibson McGeorge tossed a complete game in the opener, blanking Southridge on just four hits.

Carson Miller highlighted Game 2, going 4-for-5 with a double, a home run and two RBIs.

Austin Morfin and Connor Morfin combined in the nightcap for six of the Suns’ 13 hits.

Richland 001 010 1 — 3 6 0
Southridge 000 000 0 — 0 4 3

Gibson McGeorge and Tyler Kjarmo; Trenton Nett and Austin Morfin. Highlights—Trevor Oldham (S) 2x3; Ricky March (R) 2x3, 2B; Stuart Moore 2x3; McGeorge (R) CG, 1 BB, 3 Ks.
Richland 010 215 101 — 11 15 1
Southridge 011 205 000 — 10 13 1

Cameron Jenkins, Brandon Humphrey (5), Matt Woodman (5), Connor Craig (6) and Kjarmo; Oldham, Connor Morfin (6), Cody Schmale (7) and A.Morfin. Highlights—Nate Newbry (S) 2x4; C.Morfin (S) 3x5; A.Morfin (S) 3x5, 2B, HR; Derek Doyle (S) 3x5; Mitch Piper (R) 2x5, 2B; Carson Miller (R) 4x5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI; March (R) 3x4; McGeorge (R) 3 RBI; Kjarmo (R) 2 RBI.

ast Valley 11-10, Prosser 5-4: Jordan Marquez blasted a three-run homer to lead the Red Devils to a CWAC doubleheader sweep of the host Mustangs.

Colby White homered in each game for Prosser, driving in four runs on the day.

East Valley 004 040 3 — 11 11 2
Prosser 101 012 0 — 5 9 1

Riley Benedetti and Jordan Marquez; Wentz and Steinbock. Highlights—Colby White (P) HR, RBI; Marquez (EV) HR, 3 RBI.
East Valley 061 111 0 — 10 8 1
Prosser 002 010 1 — 4 8 3

Michael Rossow and Marquez; Ashton, Rivera (5) and Taylor. Highlights—White (P) 3x3, HR, 3 RBI; Cox (EV) 3x5.

Stanfield 10-11, Elgin/Imbler 5-1: Bryce Linker struck out nine batters and drove in two runs to help his own cause, as the Tigers took a pair from the visiting Huskies in a Blue Mountain twinbill.

Dylan Grogan went the distance in Game 2 for Stanfield, striking out five and driving in three.

Elgin/Imbler 000 012 2 — 5 3 3
Stanfield 050 212 x — 10 8 5

Griffin and Vermillion; Bryce Linker and Devin Sather. Highlights—Dylan Grogan (S) 2 hits; Sather (S) 2 hits, 3 RBI; Linker (S) 2 hits, 2 RBI, 9 Ks.
Elgin/Imbler 100 00 — 1 2 3
Stanfield 302 42 — 11 10 3

Burgess, Griffin (1) and Griffin, Vermillion (1); Dylan Grogan and Sather. Highlights—Klay Jenson (S) 3 hits, RBI; Grogan (S) 2 hits, 3 RBI, 5 Ks; Tony Flores (S) RBI; Griffin (E/I) 6 Ks.

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