KENNEWICK -- Kennewick American defeated Kennewick National 7-6 on Saturday to claim the Cal Ripken 12U 60-foot Southern Washington state title and earn the berth to the Northwest Regional tournament scheduled July 28-31 in Kelso.
Kennewick National's Cory Dearing hit a solo homer in the top of the sixth to tie the game at 6, but Tyler Detloff hit home Lane Dahl with one out and bases loaded in the bottom of the inning to earn the game-winning RBI for Kennewick American.
Malik Sitler had a two-run homer for the National team, and Tyler Dupuis posted two homeruns for Kennewick American.
Kennewick American opened the tournament Thursday by 10-running Toledo 14-4, then split Friday with a 12-2 win over Castle Rock/Trout Lake and an 8-4 loss to West Lewis County.
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The team defeated Puyallup 6-1 and Hoquiam 6-5 in single-elimination contests earlier.
Kenn.National 230 001 -- 6
Kenn.American 100 321 -- 7
Julio Gonzales, Noah Hammon (4) and Jake Kirchoff; D.J. Dyer, Tyler Dupuis (2), Tate Spivey (6) and unknown catcher. Highlights-- Gonzales (KN) 6K; Hammon (KN) 2K; Aaron Mansfield (KN) 1x4, 2B; Malik Sitler (KN) 1x4, 2R HR; Cory Dearing (KN) 1x3, W, solo HR; Jared Deatherage (KN) 1x3; Caleb Pflieger (KN) 1x2, 2B, W; Detloff (KA) 1x3; Dyer (KA) 1x3; Dupuis (KA) 3x3, 2 HR, 3K; Spivey (KA) 2x3, HR; Thomas (KA) 2x3, 2B.
Semifinals--Kennewick National 8, Black Hills 2; Kennewick American 6, Hoquiam 5. Quarterfinals--Black Hills 11, West Lewis County 8; Kennewick American 6, Puyallup 1.
Babe Ruth 13s
Paden Kottwitz had three hits with a double and two RBIs and Spencer Bennion hit a triple and knocked in two runs to help lead Pasco to a 13-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars district championship victory over Kennewick 14-4.
Both teams advance to the state tournament Wednesday in Lacey.
Pasco plays at 9 a.m. against the District 1 runner-up, while Kennewick will play at noon against the District 1 champion.
Kennewick 010 102 -- 4 6 1
Pasco 020 219 -- 14 11 0
Jeff Hawk (P), Spencer Bennion (4) and Paden Kottwitz. Highlights--Kottwitz (P) 3x4, 2B, 2RBIs; Dillon Coonrad (P) 2x3; Bennion (P) 1x4, 3B, 2RBIs; C.J. Peiffer (P) 1x1, 2RBIs.
Little League 11s
SELAH -- John Schramm pitched a complete-game shutout to lead Woodinville West to a 5-0 victory over Greater Richland in the first round of the Little League 10-11 All-Star state tournament in Selah.
Richland, which got hits from Darrick Wensveen, Kyle Kirby and Desmond Samples, will play Kent in a loser-out game at 4 p.m. today.
Richland 000 000 -- 0 3 1
Woodinville West 003 02x -- 5 4 2
Robert Young, Ryan Nix (5), Desmond Samples (5) and Alex Chapman; John Schramm and Seth Roth. Highlights--Darrick Wensveen (R) 1x2; Kyle Kirby (R) 1x3; Samples (R) 1x3.