Connell baseball stays in front of SCAC East

By the Tri-City HeraldMay 3, 2014 

Connell remained on top of the SCAC standings Saturday after earning a split with visiting Warden.

The Cougars (3-5) took the opening game 5-3 behind a two-RBI performance by Louie Reyes.

Connell (6-2) won the second game, rallying from an 11-6 deficit with seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Gabe Tolrud had a bit day for the Eagles, going 2-for-3 with a double and four RBIs in the second game, while Gage Taylor drove in a pair or runs.

For Warden, Jerry Reyes, Zach LaBounty and Zach Shuler all hit home runs in the second game and combined for seven RBIs, but it wasn’t enough.

Warden 100 012 1 — 5 9 1
Connell 101 010 0 — 3 10 4

Tyson Yamane, Guillermo Gonzalez (5) and Zach Shuler; Austin Forsyth, Leo Burmudez (6) and Gabe Tolrud. Highlights—Louie Reyes (W) 2x3, 2B, 2 RBIs; Gonzalez (W) 2x3; Forsyth (C) 2x4, RBI; Andrew Plake (C) 2x3.
Warden 203 601 0 — 12 10 3
Connell 321 701 x — 14 13 3

Jerry Reyes, Zach LaBounty (4), Louie Reyes (4) and Shuler; Jess Hawk, Jacob Jenks (4), Tolrud (6), Burmudez (7) and Tolrud, Jordan Hawk (6), Tolrud (7). Highlights—Louie Reyes (W) 2x4, 2B, 2 RBIs; Drake Hansen (W) 3x3, 2B, 3 RBIs; Jerry Reyes (W) HR, 2 RBIs; LaBounty (W) HR, 2 RBIs; Shuler (W) HR, 3 RBIs; Jenks (C) 2x3; Gage Taylor (C) 3x4, 2 RBIs, 3B; Jess Hawk (C) 2x4, RBI; Forsyth (C) 2B; Tolrud (C) 2x3, 2B, 4 RBIs; Burmudez (C) 2x4, 2B, RBI.

Kiona-Benton 10-1, River View 0-2: James Deaton struck out eight batters in a complete-game win to give the Bears a 4-0 Game 1 win before the Panthers evened things out with a win in Game 2.

Tyler Serven had two hits for River View, and Mike Weber drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth.

Kiona-Benton 052 000 0 — 7 8 0
River View 000 000 0 — 0 3 5

James Deaton and Darrell Wheeler; Michael Weber and Ashton McRoberts. Highlights—Deaton (KB) 8 Ks; Kyle Rossine 2x4, 2B, 2 RBI; Nate Rossine HR, 2 RBI; Cody Zyph (KB) RBI; Weber (RV) 4 Ks.
Kiona-Benton 001 000 0 — 1 6 1
River View 000 011 x — 2 6 3

Trey Manson, Caleb Thompson (5) and Wheeler; Kyle Dennis and McRoberts. Highlights—Wheeler (KB) 2x3; Tyler Serven (RV) 2 hits; Dennis (RV) 5 Ks; Weber (RV) 2B, RBI.

Prosser 17-17, Grandview 0-0: Wyatt Wentz and McKay Ashton both tossed one-hit shutouts, and Colby White went 6-for-6 with five RBIs in the Mustangs’ CWAC sweep of the Greyhounds.

Grandview 000 00 — 0 1 6
Prosser 462 5x — 17 15 2

Anthony Mendoza and Brandon Bardwell; Wyatt Wentz and Kyle Steinbock. Highlights—Wentz (P) 7 Ks; Colby White (P) 3x3, 4 RBI; Kooper Blair (P) 3x3, 4 RBI; A.J. Goulet (P) 3x3, 2 RBI, 4R.
Grandview 000 00 — 0 1 5
Prosser 253 7x — 17 15 1

Bardwell and Anthony Ramirez; McKay Ashton and Ty Taylor. Highlights—Goulet (P) 2x3, 3B, 2 RBI, 4R; White (P) 3x3, RBI, 3 SB.

W-P 12-11, SJE 3-0: Kyle Gradwohl had a big day at the plate and on the mound for Waitsburg-Prescott, collecting four hits, including a three-run double in Game 1, and tossing a complete-game shutout in the nightcap to close out a Southeast 2B doubleheader sweep of St. John-Endicott.

Gradwohl struck out eight batters and walked just three while allowing just four hits in a 4-0 Game 2 win.

St. John-Endicott 010 002 0 — 3 7 3
Waitsburg-Prescott 005 304 x — 12 12 3

Kolb and Hudson; Larson and Dunn. Highlights—Kyle Gradwohl (WP) 2x4, 2B, 3 RBI; Kyle Dozier (WP) 2x4; Jacob Dunn (WP) 3x4.
St. John-Endicott 000 00 — 0 4 1
Waitsburg-Prescott 332 3x — 11 7 1

Willson, Anderson (3) and Hudson; Gradwohl and Dunn. Highlights—Larson (WP) 3x3; Gradwohl (WP) 2x3, 8 Ks, 3 BB.

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