Softball: Storm leads Walla Walla past Hanford

May 9, 2014 

Walla Walla’s Jordana Storm made sure Hanford didn’t lock up the Class 3A No. 2 seed Friday during their Mid-Columbia Conference doubleheader in Richland.

Storm scored three runs in a 5-1 opening-game win, then hit a home run in a 6-2 nightcap victory as the Blue Devils swept the Falcons.

Walla Walla (14-4) had already locked up the No. 2 seed to the District 5 tournament coming into Friday’s games. But the losses for Hanford keep it just one game ahead of Southridge for the No. 2 seed. The Falcons play Kennewick on Tuesday, while Southridge faces Kamiakin.

Storm went 2-for-2 with a double, triple and three runs in the opener.

Then she was 2-for-2 with a home run, two runs and two RBIs in the nightcap. Lexi Alaniz was a combined 5-for-8 for the Falcons (8-10, 4-8).

Walla Walla 200 201 0 — 5 7 2

Hanford 000 100 0 — 1 5 2

Brandi Schoessler and Jacie McDaniels. Kayla DeLaPaz and Whitney Nash. Highlights—WW: Jordana Storm 2-2, 2B, 3B, 3 Rs; Ellie Rassbach 2-2, HR, 3 RBIs. Han: Lexi Alaniz 2-4; Kadi Patterson 1-3, 2B, R.

Walla Walla 000 050 1 — 6 9 3

Hanford 100 000 1 — 2 8 5

Ellie Rassbach and Jacie McDaniels. Kadi Patterson and Whitney Nash. Highlights—WW: Jordana Storm 2-2, HR, 2 Rs, 2 RBIs; Madelyne Aichele 1-3, 2B; Rassbach 1 ER, 7 Ks. Han: Lexi Alaniz 3-4, R; Whitney Nash 2-4; Emma Garcia 1-3, 2B.

Chiawana 6-11, Southridge 5-8: The Riverhawks closed the regular season with a sweep of the Suns in Kennewick.

Whitney Weber was a combined 8-for-9 for the Riverhawks, who scored three times in the ninth inning of the nightcap to grab the victory.

Chiawana will host Pasco at 5 p.m. Thursday in a Class 4A District 5 elimination game. The winner of that game will face Walla Walla at 11 a.m. Saturday at Chiawana in another elimination game, with the winner playing Richland in the district championship.

Southridge closes its regular season Tuesday with a doubleheader against Kamiakin.

Against Chiawana, Danielle Tolison and Jordan Ziemba each hit home runs in the nightcap.

Chiawana 001 030 2 — 6 9 5

Southridge 010 031 0 — 5 10 2

Carlee Gerds and Maddie Heine. Sarah Gilliam and Makensie Meyer. Highlights—Chi: Whitney Weber 4-4; Monique Maldonado 2-3, 2B; Maddie Heine 2-3, 3B. SR: Brittany Yocom 2-4, Meyer 2-4, 2 2Bs.

Chiawana 121 040 003 — 11 15 4

Southridge 040 013 000 — 8 15 2

Gerds and Heine. Gilliam and Danielle Tolison. Highlights—Chi: Weber 4-5; Maldonado 3-4; Heine 1-3, 2B; Gerds 2-4. SR: Gilliam 3-6; Yocom 1-5, 2B; Tolison 3-5, 2B, HR; Jordan Ziemba 2-4, HR; Meyer 2-4; Sam Scogin 2-5, 2B.

Kennewick 15-25, Pasco 11-11: Kayla Kima was a combined 6-for-8 with an RBI and three runs as the Lions scored 40 runs in a Mid-Columbia Conference sweep of the Bulldogs in Pasco.

Julisa Gonzalez added six RBIs on the day for Kennewick. Shelby Fuston was a combined 6-for-9 with a double and four RBIs for the Bulldogs in the losses.

Kennewick 422 204 1 — 15 12 2

Pasco 011 045 0 — 11 15 6

Eva Guizar, Thomas and Marivel Macias. Adrianna McKinney and Alicia Bolander. Highlights—Ken: Terin Wade 2-4, 2B, RBI; Kayla Kima 2-3; Julisa Gonzalez 2 RBIs; Marivel Macias 2-4, 2 RBIs; Eva Guizar 2-3, 2 RBIs; Amanda McDaniel 2-4, 2 RBIs. Pas: Annabel Perez 2-5; Bibiana Gonzalez 2-4, 2 RBIs; Shelby Fuston 4-5, 2B, 3 RBIs; Denae Rodriguez 2-4, 2B, 2 RBIs; Jazmin Ruiz 2-3; Tatiana Vazquez 2-4.

Kennewick 681 037 — 25 17 3

Pasco 203 060 — 11 13 8

Thomas, Guizar (5) and Macias. Selina Montelongo and Bolander. Highlights—Ken: Wade 2 RBIs; Kima 4-5, RBI; Macias 2 RBIs; Guizar 2-3, 2 RBIs; Mariah Loera 3-5, 2 RBIs; Ami Vallier 2-4, 3 RBIs; Gonzalez 2-5, 2B, 4 RBIs. Pas: Perez 3-4; Cruz 2 RBIs; B. Gonzalez 2-4; Fuston 2-4; D. Rodriguez 2-4, 2 RBIs.

Warden 19, Kittitas 2: Allycia Gonzales was 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBIs as the Cougars picked up a nonleague victory.

Kittitas 002 00 — 2 2 8

Warden (11)30 5x — 19 13 1

Trinity Keys, R. Shipley (1) and Miller, Keys (1). Aaliyah Enriquez, Aneissa Gonzales (4) and Lexi Pruneda. Highlights—War: Enriquez 6 Ks; Pruneda 3-4, 2B; Brenna Whitney 2-3; Allycia Gonzales 2-3, 2 2Bs, 3 RBIs; Shania Kissler 3B; BryLey Whitney 2-4, 3 RBIs.

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