Walla Walla baseball earns MCC sweep in Pasco

May 2, 2014 

Ryan Kimball allowed just three hits in a complete game win in the opener, and Reid Magnaghi drove in four runs in the nightcap to lift Walla Walla to a 12-2, 10-3 Mid-Columbia Conference sweep in Pasco on Friday.

Ali Buentello led a strong day for the Wa-Hi offense, collecting five hits and three doubles.

Brady Ritala and Kolby Killoy led Pasco with a triple apiece.

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Pasco 000 20 — 2 3 2

Ryan Kimball and Colby Watilo; Kendall Lee, Tony Beck (3) and Kolby Killoy. Highlights—Buentello (WW) 2x3, 2B; Spencer Locati (WW) 2x2, 2 RBI; Kal Gray (WW) 3x3, 2B, 2 RBI; Brady Ritala (P) 3B.
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Pasco 002 001 0 — 3 7 3

Zack Zehner, Wyatt Taylor (7) and Robi Novak; Roger Ingram Jr., Dominic Monville (5) and Killoy. Highlights—Buentello (WW) 3x4, 2 2B; Blake McKinney (WW) 2x5; Reid Magnaghi (WW) 2x4, 2B, 4 RBI; Killoy (P) 2x3, 3B.

Richland 7-6, Chiawana 5-8: Brayde Hirai helped the Riverhawks salvage an MCC doubleheader split with Richland, pitching four innings and going 3-for-4 with two RBIs in a Game 2 win.

The Bombers won the opener thanks to a pair of home runs by Mitch Piper and Hunter Chambers.

Spencer Bennion added five hits on the day for Chiawana.

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Richland 201 022 x — 7 12 1

Brian Black, Spencer Bennion (6) and Grady Graff; Gibson McGeorge, Cameron Jenkins (4) and Tyler Kjarmo. Highlights—Bennion (C) 3x4; Andrew Vargas (C) 2x4, 2 2B; Graff (C) 2x4; Mitch Piper (R) 2x4, HR; Hunter Chambers (R) 2x4, 2B, HR; Carson Miller (R) 2x3; Garrett March (R) 2x4.
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Richland 010 131 0 — 6 7 0

Brayde Hirai, Vargas (5) and Graff; Hunter French, Brandon Humphrey (4), Jason Webb (4), Garrett Guffey (6), Garrett March (6) and Kjarmo. Highlights—Trent Simpkins (C) 2x4; Bennion (C) 2x4, 2B; Vargas (C) 2x4; Mason Miles (C) 2x2; Hirai (C) 3x4, 2 RBI; Kjarmo (R) 2x2; Miller (R) 2x4, 2B.

Kennewick 15-18, Southridge 6-1: Josh Kutzke went 5-for-7 on the day with a pair of doubles and two home runs to lead the Lions to an MCC doubleheader sweep of the visiting Suns.

“Kutzke had been struggling just a little at the plate, but he broke out for us,” Kennewick coach A.J. Marquart said. “We squared up the ball 1-through-9.”

Dylan Wilbert also had a fine day, homering in both games, including a 6-RBI effort in Game 2.

Southridge 101 400 0 — 6 12 0
Kennewick 282 021 x — 15 16 3

Jordan Dawson, Trenton Nett (3), Cody Schmale (6) and Austin Morfin; Mark Driver, Levi Scantlin (4), Colton Plew (5) and Dylan Wilbert. Highlights—Nate Newbry (S) 2x4; Trevor Oldham (S) 3x3, 2B, 3B; Dashawn Simon (S) 2x4; Steven Sordahl (K) 3x5, 2B; J.J. Hancock (K) 3x5, 2 2B, HR, 4 RBI; Wilbert (K) 2x3, HR; Larry DeWitt (K) 2x4; C.Plew (K) 2x4, 2B; Josh Kutzke (K) 2x4, 2B, HR; Dillon Plew (K) 2x4, 2 RBI.
Southridge 100 00 — 1 2 7
Kennewick 912 6x — 18 17 0

Matthew Oldham, Jake Bauman (1), Trevor Oldham (4) and A.Morfin; Matt Driver, Chase Molnaa (5) and Hancock. Highlights—Brent Shafer (S) HR; Sordahl (K) 3x5; Hancock (K) 2x3; Wilbert (K) HR, 6 RBI; DeWitt (K) 3x4; Kutzke (K) 3x3, 2B, HR; Quinten LaFontaine (K) 2x2.

Stanfield 7-7, Riverside 1-3: Devin Sather blasted a two-run home run in the opener and Bryce Linker struck out 10 batters to anchor a Blue Mountain League sweep of host Riverside.

Game 2 reliever Dylan Grogan struck out nine batters in five innings to lead the Tigers. (14-4 overall, 8-2)

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Riverside 000 001 0 — 1 3 3

Bryce Linker and Devin Sather; Corpus and Salgado. Highlights—Ryan Bailey (S) 3 hits, 2 RBI; Sather (S) 2 hits, HR, 3 RBI; Linker (S) 10 Ks.
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Riverside 021 000 0 — 3 1 4

William Abney, Dylan Grogan (3) and Thyler Monkus, Sather (3); Salgado, Killion (5) and Corpus, Salgado (5). Highlights—Grogan (S) 2 hits, 2 RBI, 9 Ks; Monkus (S) 2 hits; Rodelo (R) 2 RBI; Salgado (R) 5 Ks.

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