David Marshall delivered four strong innings on the mound and Brandon Larsen’s two-run double powered a five-run outburst in the third inning as the Kamiakin baseball team opened the season with an 8-2 nonleague win over Hermiston on Monday at LaPierre Field. Marshall, a three-year starter on the bump, struck out seven and allowed two hits in his short day. Seth Price added a pair of hits for the Braves.
Hermiston 000 200 0 — 2 3 2 Kamiakin 015 200 x — 8 7 2 Nychal Gritz, Austin Monahan (3), Tyler Sexton (5) and Sean Smith; David Marshall, Kaden Enriquez (5), Trystan Drury (7) and Austin Hardy. Highlights—Seth Price (K) 2x3, RBI; Brandon Larsen (K) 2 RBI 2B; Marshall (K) 2x2, 2 RBI, 4IP-2H-7K.
Gonzaga Prep 4-11, Richland 2-12: Mason Nelson hit a game-winning sacrifice fly with one out in the bottom of the seventh at Bomber Field, breaking an 11-all tie with the Bullpups to salvage a nonleague split.
Gonzaga Prep won Game 1, 4-2, as Bullpups pitchers Justin Blatner and Cael McKeirnan limited Richland to just two runs on eight hits.
In the nightcap, Hunter Chambers went 3-for-4 with two triples and two RBIs for Richland, and Mitch Piper added a home run and three RBIs. Cody Follett earned the win for the Bombers in relief.
“We played a more sound game in Game 1, but a win’s a win,” Richland skipper Grant Richardson said after Bomber pitchers gave up13 walks in Game 2. “There’s definitely a lot of things to improve on, but it’s good to get out on the field finally.”
Gonzaga Prep 000 301 0 — 4 6 0 Richland 000 101 0 — 2 8 1 Justin Blatner, Cael McKeirnan (5) and Jordan Rathbone; Carson Miller, Gibson McGeorge (5), Brandon Humphrey (7) and Tyler Kjarmo. Highlights—Kjarmo (R) 2x4; Connor Craig (R) 2x2; Evan Lewis (GP) RBI 2B. Gonzaga Prep 101 006 3 — 11 10 0 Richland 012 116 1 — 12 10 1 One out when winning run scored. Jack Machtolf, Connor Cherry (5), Ryan Byrd (6), Evan Weaver (6) and Rathbone; Craig, Cameron Jenkins (4), Humphrey (6), Matt Woodman (6), Garrett March (7), Cody Follett (7) and Kjarmo. Highlights—Anthony Goslin (GP) 3x4; Rathbone (GP) 2x4; Mitch Piper (R) 2x3, 3 RBI, HR; Hunter Chambers (R) 3x4, 2 RBI, 2 3B.
LC 8, Chiawana 7: Spencer Binnion’s three hits couldn’t propel the Riverhawks in a road loss to Lewis & Clark in Spokane. Andrew Vargas and Brian Black also added two hits for Chiawana.
“From a coach’s standpoint, it was a good first day out,” Riverhawks coach Dave Price said after the errorless game that saw both teams combining for 22 hits. “We pitched well and we played good defense.”
Chiawna 100 130 2 — 7 10 0 Lewis & Clark 101 033 x — 8 12 0 Brian Black, Gabe Aviles (4), Spencer Binnion (7) and Grady Graff; Tate, McEnderfer (4) and Hojnacle. Highlights—Binnion (C) 3x4, 2B; Andrew Vargas (C) 2x4; Black (C) 2x4; Hojnacle (LC) 2x4; Webb (LC) 2x3; Martin (LC) 2x2, 2B.
Sunnyside 5, Grandview 1: Alexander Marin scored on a pair of Christian Chavez assists, and Noe Meza added two more goals to lead the host Grizzlies to the nonleague win.
Chavez scored one of his own on a penalty kick. Victor Valencia put Grandview on the board with a tying goal in the 54th minute before Sunnyside notched four in 13 minutes.
Scoring—1, S, Alexander Marin (Christian Chavez) 13th. 2, G, Victor Valencia 54th. 3, S, Marin (Chavez) 57th. 4, S, Chavez (PK) 59th. 5, S, Noe Meza 66. 6, S, Meza 70. Shots—Sunnyside 13, Grandview 10. Saves—Sunnyside, Manuel Calvillo 9. Grandview, Antonio Garcia 8.
Moses Lake Invitational: Pasco’s Jalayne Martinez was one shot off medalist Sierra Bezdicek of Mt. Spokane, who finished with a low round of 80 at Moses Lake Golf Club.
Neydeen Martinez of Pasco tied for third with Catherine Warner of Southridge with an 86.
Mt. Spokane placed four golfers in the top 10 to win the team race with 156 strokes. Southridge finished second at 168, followed by Pasco at 176.
At Moses Lake Golf Club (par 72) Team scores—Mt. Spokane 156, Southridge 168, Pasco 176, Wenatchee 177, Moses Lake 181, Othello 189, Richland 190, Davis 194, Walla Walla 194, Eastmont 204, Wapato 221, West Valley-Yakima 221, Ellensburg 224, Eisenhower 232, Kennewick 252. Top 10—1, Sierra Bezdicek (MtS) 80; 2, Jalayne Martinez (Pas) 81; 3 (tie), Neydeen Martinez (Pas), Catherine Warner (South), 86; 5 (tie), Megan Billeter (MtS), Hannah Gargus (Dav) 92; 7 (tie), Jessica Huntsman (WW), Hailey Warren (MtS) 93; 9, Taylor Hood (South) 94; 10 (tie), Carly Bozett (Wen), Brianna Jensen (MtS), Elle Parris (Oth) 95. Southridge—Sydney Meillur 99, Meredith Hibbard 102. Pasco—Kayla Olson 105, Daisy DeJesus 125. Othello—Ivone Garza 100, Becky Boersma 108, Kristin Wolfs 135. Richland—Kea Robertson 100, April Mercer 109, Breanna Watts 109, Chloe Shea 112. Walla Walla—Kendall Dunovant 106, Brooke Cramer 110, Cassidy Meliah 141. Kennewick—Allison Kodinger 101, Elle Bucho 115, Pascalie Rinaldo 154.