Weekend youth baseball roundup

June 28, 2014 

Josh Kutzke and Dillon Plew each drove in two runs to lead the Kennewick Senior Bandits past the Twins 5-3 at the Taylor Baseball tournament in Seattle on Friday.

The Bandits also beat the Columbia Basin River Dogs 3-0 on Friday.

Clayten Ayres pitched seven innings and struck out two. He also had two hits.

PASCO SWEEPS KENNEWICK: Zach Garcia was 4-for-8 on the day with two doubles and Gabe Aviles was a perfect 5-for-5 with a double to help lead the Pasco Senior Sun Devils to a nonleague doubleheader sweep on Friday night over the visiting Kennewick Wolfpack.

Pasco won 10-4 and 7-2.

In the opener, Spencer Bennion was 3-for-4 with a double and home run for Pasco, while Isaac Nelson had two doubles.

In the nightcap, Andrew Vargas, Tony Beck and Nelson combined to toss a 2-hitter. Anthony Vegas was 3-for-3 with two doubles.

Kennewick Wolfpack 000 103 0 — 4 6 4

Pasco Sun Devils 130 213 x — 10 16 3

Ryan Vela and Skyler Morby; C.J. Peiffer and Payden Kottwitz. Highlights—Morby (K) 2x3; Spencer Bennion (P) 3x4, 2B, HR; Zach Garcia (P) 2x5, 2 2Bs; Gabe Aviles (P) 3x3; Isaac Nelson (P) 2x4, 2 2Bs.

Kennewick Wolfpack 010 001 0 — 2 2 2

Pasco Sun Devils 102 220 x — 7 10 0

Andrew Marble, Lane Dahl (6) and Philip Chen, Morby (6); Andrew Vargas, Tony Beck (2), Nelson (7) and Kottwitz. Highlights—Garcia 2x3; Anthony Vega (P) 3x3, 2 2Bs; Aviles 2x2, 2B.

Bomber Bowl: Marcus Sparks led the charge for the Richland Knights, going 2-for-3 with a double, a triple and driving in five runs to lift the Knights to a 16-5 win over the Seattle Lancers at the Bomber Bowl tournament in Richland.

Dylan Wirtzberger and Lakota Wills each went 2-for-2 with an RBI to boost the Knights, who piled up 12 hits on the day without striking out once.

EASTLAKE INVITE: The Kennewick Dusters beat Lakeside 8-4 at the Eastlake Invite.

Tyson Patten and Mikey Jones each had three hits for the Dusters.

The Dusters also beat Ellensburg 7-0, as Blake Marboe and Tanner Kirk combined on the 3-hit shutout.

Easton Henke added two hits for the Dusters, who play in the semifinals at 11 a.m. today.

Little League 12s

Richland National rode a strong pitching effort from Kirby Robertson to defeat Selah 12-2 in a Little League 12-year-old All-Stars District game at West Valley.

Robertson limited Selah to 2 hits over 4 innings, with Luke Stutesman closing out the game. Robertson also contributed a 3-run HR in the top of the first to get things started off right and finished with 5 RBIs. Richland National tallied 9 hits over 5 innings, with Jack Cooper getting a big hit to wrap up the game. Alex Bennett and Walker Taggares each had two hits and an RBI. Richland's next opponent is West Valley at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Little League 10s

Richland National 3, Greater Richland 2: Outfielder Nathan House threw out the tying run at home plate to save Richland National’s win over Greater Richland in a loser-out contest at the District Little League tournament for 10s at West Valley of Yakima on Friday night.

Kyler Bilodeau was 2-for-3 for Richland National, and Nate Gray and Jacob Bilodeau combined for a 6-hitter.

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