Softball: Richland High wins district title

May 17, 2014 

Walla Walla vs Richland Softball

Richland High School softball earns the MCC 4A district softball title Saturday May 17, 2014 with a 15-3 win over Walla Walla High School.

SARAH GORDON — Tri-City Herald Buy Photo

Kayla Andrews pitched five strong innings, and Abby Perryman hit a three-run, walk-off home run as Richland High drubbed Walla Walla 15-3 on Saturday to win the Class 4A District 5 title at Chiawana in Pasco.

Andrews allowed just one earned run while walking one and striking out eight. She was also 2-for-4 with a triple and four RBIs at the plate, as the Bombers advanced to next weekend’s District 5/8 tournament against the Greater Spokane League.

Richland High will face Central Valley at 3 p.m. at University High in Spokane with a state berth on the line. Walla Walla will play Lewis & Clark at 3 p.m. in an elimination game. The loser of the Richland game will face the winner of the Walla Walla game for the other state berth.

The Blue Devils jumped out to a 2-1 lead thanks to a pair of RBIs by Kate Ferenz, but Richland scored nine runs in the fourth to take command of the game.

April Utecht also hit a solo home run and drove in two, while Reilly Bramlett drove in a pair as well.

Walla Walla 002 01 — 3 7 1

Richland 001 95 — 15 16 1

Schoessler, Rassbach (4) and Jill McDaniels. Andrews and Utecht. Highlights—WW: Aichele 2-3; Storm 1-3, HR, RBI; McDaniels 2-3; Kate Ferenz 1-3, 2 RBIs. Rich: Merwin 3-4, 3 Rs; Kayla Andrews 2-4, 3B, 4 RBIs; April Utecht 3-3, 2B, HR, 2 RBIs; Abby Perryman 2-3, HR, 3 RBIs; Hinkley 2-3; Bramlett 2-3, 2B, 2 RBIs.

Walla Walla 10, Chiawana 0: Jacie McDaniels hit a pair of doubles and drove in four runs to lift Walla Walla past Chiawana 10-0 and into the district championship game against Richland.

Jordy Storm hit a two-run home run and scored three runs for the Blue Devils. Chiawana 000 00 — 0 2 3

Walla Walla 203 05 — 10 10 0

Carlee Gerds and Maddie Heine; Elli Rassbach and Jacie McDaniels. Highlights—Madelyne Aichele (WW) 3x4; Lauren Likes (WW) 2B, 2R; Jordy Storm (WW) HR, 3R, 2 RBI; Rassbach (WW) 9 Ks; McDaniels (WW) 2x3, 2 2B, 4 RBI.

Kamiakin sweeps: The Braves defeated Battle Ground 9-5 and Camas 10-6 in a pair of nonconference road games against Class 4A schools.

Emily Benson had six hits, including a pair of doubles, and Hunter Schneitter blasted a homer against Battle Ground.

Camas is the top team in the Greater St. Helens League, while Battle Ground is the No. 3 team.

Kamiakin 400 020 3 — 9 12 3

Battle Ground 100 013 0 — 5 10 1

Moore and Becker; Fischer, Boyd (3) and Sachen. Highlights—Mel Oord (K) 3x3; Emily Benson (K) 4x4, 2B; Jenna Castilleja (K) 2x4, 3B; Hunter Schneitter (K) HR; Lock (BG) 2x2, 3B; Ward (BG) 2x2; Perry (BG) 2B.

Kamiakin 500 001 4 — 10 6 4

Camas 101 031 0 — 6 8 0

Cassie Ramsey, Moore (6) and Becker; Hubbard, Hancock (7) and Dennifer. Highlights—Benson (K) 2x4, 2B; Sam Booth (K) 2B; Carlie Richards (K) 2B; O’Neill (C) 3x4; Welbourn (C) 2x3, HR; Hancock (C) 2x3.

Warden 10-15, Cle Elum/Roslyn 1-8: In a preview of next week’s Class 1A District 5 tournament, Aaliyah Enriquez struck out a total of 25 batters and Allycia Gonzales was a combined 5-for-6 with a double and a home run as the Cougars swept the host Warriors.

The two teams will meet in the first round of the district tournament Thursday in Warden.

Warden 300 034 0 — 10 11 1

Cle Elum/Roslyn 000 100 0 — 1 0 2

Aaliyah Enriquez and Juliana Pruneda. Sammy Swygaard and Kayla Holmes. Highlights—War: Enriquez 14 Ks, 7 BBs, 0 H, 2-4; Allycia Gonzales 3-4, HR; Lexy Pruneda 2-4, HR; Aneissa Gonzales 2-4.

Warden 302 702 1 — 15 22 2

Cle Elum/Roslyn 101 420 0 — 8 4 3

Enriquez and J. Pruneda. Swygaard, RochelleDuneson (4) and Holmes. Highlights—War: L. Pruneda 4-6; Brenna Whitney 3-5, 2 2Bs; Al. Gonzales 2-2, 3 Rs, 2B; Enriquez 3-5, HR; BryLee Whitney HR; An. Gonzales 3-5, 2B.

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