Still fresh from their Class 3A state baseball triumph, Kamiakin seniors Jesse Houser, Drew Oord, Nolan Earley, Andrew Castillo and Jacob Valdez are among the area seniors slated to participate in the All-State Series feeder game scheduled to start at 3 p.m. today at LaPierre Field.
Walla Walla’s Josh Eggers and Moe Handcox, and Chiawana’s CJ Edrington and Richland's Connor Moore are among the 4A standouts listed to play in the 10-inning game.
After the game, 10 players will be nominated to the All-State tournament series scheduled for June 9-10 at Yakima County Stadium.
Admission to the game today is free, but concessions will be unavailable on site.
A’s--Chiawana: CJ Edrington, Chris Gill, Garrett Weiss. Pasco: Ethan Cantu. Hanford: AJ Hoskins, Colin Serkowski, Ryan Neal, Trevor Jones, Finn McMichael, Jake Browne. Kennewick: Stetson Plew, Jordan Higley, Trek Stemp, Jarod Gonzales, Brandon Pocasangre, Garrett Wilz, Troy Fulton, Sam Guin.
Rays--Richland: Corey Morris, Connor Moore, Dalton Johnson, Elijah Gardaya. Kamiakin: Jesse Houser, Drew Oord, Nolan Earley, Andrew Castillo, Jacob Valdez. Southridge: Dylan Maurer, Matt Mendenhall, Taylor Sanderson, Daniel Neville. Walla Walla: Moe Handcox, Josh Eggers, Taylor Lemke.
Columbia-Burbank’s T.J. Gamache, Connell’s Kennan VanHollebeke, Kiona-Benton’s John Kortz and Royal’s Daniel Vermeer are among the area seniors selected to participate in the South Central Washington A/B/AA feeder doubleheader set to begin at noon Saturday at Ranger Field in Naches.The second game is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. Nominated players need to report at the field at 10:15 a.m.
A.C. Davis: Lavonte Allen (1b), Zach Alexander (c), Jens Jensen (inf/p). Cle Elum-Roslyn: Cooper Filleau (1b/p), Andrew Braxton (of). Columbia-Burbank: T.J. Gamache (1b/of), Daniel Percifield (inf/c), Garrett Long (of/p). Connell: Kennan VanHollebeke (1b/p), Shelby Harty (1b/p), Steven Bermudez (c). East Valley: Kris Janis (inf/of), Hugo Lemus (p/inf), Jared Ribail (1b). Goldendale: Ethan Enstad (inf), Nolin Bare (inf). Kiona-Benton: John Kortz (inf/of), Jimmy Gifford (inf/of), Daniel Deaton (p/of). Naches Valley: Nathan Giles (1b), Austin Molner (inf), Jake Frazier (of), Noel Gonzalez (p/inf), Cole Gilman (p/of). Riverside Christian: Richard Haas (c). Royal: Daniel Vermeer (p/inf). West Valley: Cody LaRiviere (c), Derek Thomason (inf), Mikey Bonnett (of), Alhanon Miller (p/1b). Zillah: Derick Ross (1b/of), Trevor Fink (inf/p), Landon Messmore (p/inf).
Junior American Legion: Hunter Chambers hit a home run in the nightcap as the Richland Knights bounced back from a Game 1 loss with a 6-1 win against the Hanford Flames in a doubleheader Wednesday at Hanford High School.
David Jurgens, Jon Miles and McKaden Manderbach had a hit apiece as the Flames won the first game 5-3.
Richland Knights 001 200 0 -- 3 5 2
Hanford Flames 000 500 x -- 5 5 0
Conner Craig, Carson Miller (3) and Tyler Kjarmo; Nate Mitchell, Jacob Anderson (5) and Aaron Enderlin. Highlights—Ric: Garrett Maech 2x4, Gibson McGeorge 2B. Han: David Jurgens 1x3, Jon Miles 1x3, McKaden Manderbach 1x2.
Richland Knights 000 114 0 -- 6 8 1
Hanford Flames 000 001 0 -- 1 3 0
McGeorge and Hunter Merkle; Henry Sawyer, Cody McKee (6), Aaron Beitz (7) and Enderlin. Highlights—Ric: Hunter Chambers HR; Sheldon Lukala 2x4; Craig 2B. Han: Brady Heid 2x4, 2 2 2B; McKee 1x2, sngl.
Senior Babe Ruth: Devin Percifield smacked an RBI double for the Burbank Diamondbacks in an 8-1 victory against the Tri-City Badgers.
Tri-City Badgers 010 000 0 -- 1 5 0
Burbank Diamondbacks 221 012 x -- 8 13 1
Issac Nelson and Conner Raxin; Devin Percifield, Steven Bermudez (6) and Paden Kottwitz. Highlights--BD: De.Percifield RBI dbl, 5IP-1K; Kyle Rossine 2x3, RBI; Kottwitz 2x3; Bermudez 2IP-2K.