Baseball: Deaton helps Kiona-Benton top Warden

May 16, 2014 

Kiona-Benton 13, Warden 5: James Deaton threw six strong innings, striking out 10 to lead the Bears to a victory Friday over the visiting Cougars in a Class 1A District 5 elimination game.

After taking the loss against Highland on Tuesday, Deaton bounced back to dominate Warden, despite some issues with his command.

Nate Rossine was 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs to lead the Kiona-Benton offense.

Warden 201 200 0 — 5 5 3

Kiona-Benton 230 044 x — 13 9 1

Jerry Reyes, C. Reyes (5), Gonzalez (6) and Shuler. James Deaton, Caleb Thompson (7) and Darrel Wheeler. Highlights—KB: Thompson 2-2, 2 RBIs; Nate Rossine 2-3, HR, 3 RBIs; Deaton 6 IP, 5 H, 10 Ks.

Connell 6, Cle Elum/ Roslyn 1: Austin Forsyth and Gage Taylor each homered, and Jess Hawk pitched a complete game to lead the host Eagles to a victory over the Warriors in a Class 1A District 5 elimination game.

Taylor hit a two-run shot and Forsyth a solo blast, while Hawk struck out six and scattered seven hits.

Cle Elum/Roslyn 000 001 0 — 1 7 2

Connell 031 002 x — 6 14 0

Taklo, Peppin (3) and Wersland. Jess Hawk and Gabe Tolrud. Highlights—Con: Leo Bermudez 3-4, 2 RBIs; Jess Hawk 2-4; Austin Forsyth 2-4, 2B, HR, RBI; Gage Taylor 2-run HR; Andrew Plake 3-3.

Zillah 9, Columbia (Burbank) 3: Josh Williams and Jake Smith combind to drive in seven runs as the Leopards (14-7) defeated the Coyotes in the semifinals of the Class 1A District 5 tournament in Burbank.

Burbank (11-11) will play Kiona-Benton (14-8) in an elimination game at 10 a.m. today at Bomber Field in Richland. The Coyotes will start sophomore right-hander A.J. Dixon.

Zillah scored five runs in the first inning, keyed by a bases-loaded double by Smith.

Tim Ellis led Burbank, going 2-for-3 with a double.

Zillah 522 000 0 — 9 10 3

Columbia-Burbank 020 010 0 — 3 5 4

Blane Ross, Garrett Stephens (7) and Jake Smith; Tim Ellis, Devin Percifield (1), Donovan Percifield (5) and Paden Kottwitz. Highlights—Kurt Calhoun (Z) 3x5, 2B, 2R; Autin Kruger (Z) 2x5, 2B, 3R; Josh Williams (Z) 3x5, 4 RBIs, Jake Smith (Z) 2B, 3 RBIs; Ellis (CB) 2x3, 2B.

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