The Kennewick Mayhem cracked open their Senior Babe Ruth season with a sweep of 14-0 and 9-0 against the Richland Raptors on Tuesday at Horn Rapids.
The Mayhem’s Blue Chavez had five RBIs in the opener to help back up pitcher Jordan Knapek’s performance of five strikeouts and four hits over the five-inning game.
And in the nightcap — abbreviated to six innings because of darkness — the Mayhem’s Tanner Gottschalk had two RBIs and Mason Mahan had three hits and a double to support a defense highlighted by Terry Tracy, who struck out five Raptors over three innings.
Kennewick will return to Horn Rapids on Thursday for a doubleheader against the Richland Tigers.
Game 1 Kennewick Mayhem 420 62 — 14 9 1
Richland Raptors 000 00 — 0 4 5
Jordan Knapek and Terry Tracy; Snyder, Boord (3), Akers (5) and Oldham. Highlights—Kenn: Blue Chavez 3x3, 2 2B, 5 RBI; Tracey 2x3, 2B, RBI; Knapek 5 IP-6K. Rich: Lleranus 2x2; King 1x1.
Kennewick Mayhem 400 014 — 9 11 1
Richland Raptors 000 000 — 0 4 2
Game called finished in 6th on account of darkness. Tracy, Colby Wakefield (4), Garrett Willard (6) and Damon Taylor; Sandoval, Lleranus, Deatherage, Akers and catcher unavailabe. Highlights—Kenn: Mason Mahan 3x4, 2B; Willard 2x2; Tracy 2x3, 2B, 3IP-5K; Tanner Gottschalk 1x2, 2 RBI. Rich: Shane Oldham 1x2.