Zach Betzsold outdueled his Hanford High teammate Eric Dahl for top honors as the Junior Tour stop at Columbia Point, shooting 1-under-par 71.
Dahl fired a 73 to finish second in the boys 15-18 division, with fellow Falcon Ezra Arneson taking third with a 76.
Kennewick’s Catherine Warner shot a 75 to edge Pasco’s Danika Palm by a stroke in the girls 15-17 division.
Kennewick’s Tommy Beason posted perhaps the most impressive score of the day, shooting 78 ... to win the boys 10-12 division. He finished 10 strokes ahead of the field and shot the same score as West Richland’s Carl Underwood, the 13-14 co-winner.
Another Tri-City golfer, Alex Clark, won the girls 13-14 class with an 88.
Boys 15-18: Zach Betzsold (Tri-Cities) 71, Eric Dahl (TC) 73, Ezra Arneson (TC) 76, Paden LaCoursiere (Herm) 77, Nate Nulliner (Selah) 78, Taylor Gant (TC) 79, Lucas Lyons (WW) 81, Quinton Parnell (TC) 83, Nathan Towner (WW) 85, Conner Blake (Yak) 86, Rhett Levin (TC) 89, Elliott Boyd (ML) 90, Dillon Iacolucci (Cle Elum) 91, Max Massey (TC) 95, Ryan Thomas (TC) 101, Mike Warner (TC) 106.
Girls 15-17: Catherine Warner (TC) 75, Danika Palm (TC) 76, Sarah Lawrence (Duvall) 82, Brook Fowler (TC) 87, Madi Welch (Herm) 89, Therese Warner (TC) 93, Sarah Winebrenner (Cle Elum) 94, Britney Gough (TC) 99.
Boys 13-14: Carl Underwood (TC) 78, Colt Sherrell (Sea) 78, Ethan Boyd (ML) 83, Bolton Dauenhauer (TC) 86, Brayden Pulver (Pend) 90, Anders Lind (Herm) 93, Cameron Bates (TC) 93, Tanner Davis (TC) 117.
Girls 13-14: Alexa Clark (TC) 88, Samantha Hui (TC) 92.
Boys 10-12: Tommy Beason (TC) 78, Christian Brown (TC) 88, Luke Sherrell (Sea) 88, Jared Geier (Pend) 89, Turner Clayton (TC) 90, Danny Fitzgerald (Pro) 95, Hunter Swartz (Walago) 99, Clayton German (TC) 103, Evan Harvill (TC) 106.
Girls 10-12: Sasha Koewn (Arlington) 64, Shannon Boyd (ML) 66 (nine holes).
Boys 9-under: Jack Little (TC) 62 (nine holes).
Senior Amateur opens today
The Pacific Northwest Senior Men’s Amateur Championship tees off today at Marine Drive Golf Club in Vancouver, British Columbia.
A pair of Richland shooters will take part in the three-day event: Dick Cartmell and Chris Indall.
Richland’s David Neumayer will compete in the Open Division, while Grandview’s Akira Nozaka and Richland’s Leo Solis, Kirk Galbraith and Anton Kraft are in the Super Senior Division.
The PNGA Men’s Amatuer is set for July 6-11 at Bandon Dunes and Bandon Trails in Oregon.
Angels headed to nationals
The Washington Angels 18 Gold fastpitch team qualified for ASA Gold Nationals after finishing second at the weekend 18U Gold Regional Championships at Carlon Park in Selah.
The Angels, composed mostly of local and area players, lost their opener 4-3 to the Oregon Panthers before coming back with three straight wins, including a 5-1 victory over the Panthers, to advance to the consolation finals.
Carlie Richards drove in a couple runs in the opening loss and later went 2-for-3 with a triple and two runs scored in a 7-0 win over the Washington Speed. Elli Rassbach also drove in a pair of runs, Nicolette Nesbitt and Selena Rima combined on a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts.
Nesbitt and Rassbach combined on a one-hitter in a 5-0 win over the Washington Acers, and Jazmynn Jesse went 2-for-3 with a double and Nesbitt and Rima again combined on a seven-hitter in a 5-1 payback win over the Panthers.
Richards and Rima each had a double and two RBIs in a 10-7 win over the Washington Illusion in the consolation finals. The Angels then lost 8-5 to the Washington Explosion in the championship despite outhitting their opponents 13-5. Whitney Weber went 4-for-4, and Emily Benson was 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs for the Angels, who were undone by four errors.
The Gold Nationals are slated for July 21-27 in Clearwater, Fla. The team will be conducting fundraisers for Gold Nationals as well as the TC/USDA Nationals on July 15-19 in Reno, Nev. Anyone looking to help out or for more information, contact coach Bob Benson at 539-4811 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bandits, Flames split
Conner O’Neil and Jacob Anderson dueled on the mound for seven innings, and the Kennewick Bandits scraped together two runs on nine hits to win Game 1 2-0 over the Hanford Flames in a Central Washington League Senior Legion doubleheader at Waits Field on Sunday.
In Game 2, Isaac Benard had three hits and two RBIs, and Anthony Porcaro’s clutch two-run single keyed a seven-run, second-inning rally that put Hanford ahead for good.
Flames coach Nat Roe lauded starter Nate Mitchell, who ate up six innings with a short bullpen to get the win.
“He took a beating for us, but he kept those guys down for six innings,” Roe said. “He was still fighting in the end. He was (mad) when I got him. I went out and asked for the ball, and he was like, ‘Coach?’
“You get those guys who will fight for you, this is why you do this.”
Kennewick Bandits 100 100 0 — 2 9 0
Hanford 000 000 0 — 0 2 2
Connor O’Neil and Dylan Wilbert; Jacob Anderson and Jake Brown. Highlights—Cole Henderson (K) 3x4; Wilbert (K) 2x4; O’Neil (K) 6 Ks; Anderson (H) 3 Ks.
Kennewick 100 005 1 — 7 10 2
Hanford 170 000 0 — 8 11 1
Trevor Oldham, Connor Morfin (3), Grant Lathim (6) and Wilbert; Nate Mitchell, Trevor Jones (7) and Aaron Enderlin. Highlights—Steven Sordahl (K) 2x4; Binee Gonzalez (K) 3x4; Addison Spivey (K) 2x3, 2 RBI; Isaac Benard (H) 3x3, 2 RBI; Jones (H) 2 RBI; Anthony Porcaro (H) 2x3, R, 2 RBI; Brady Heid (H) 2 RBI.
Dusters take River City title
The Kennewick Dusters erased a four-run deficit with the help of a five-run, fifth-inning rally to beat University 8-4 in the championship game of the River City Shootout in Spokane.
The Dusters hit three doubles in the fifth, but Tanner Owens brought home two runs with his two-bagger to put Kennewick up 5-4.
Kaden Enriquez tossed all seven innings for the Dusters, throwing six shutout frames after giving up four in the first.
Kennewick 000 151 1 — 8 10 2
University 400 000 0 — 4 5 2
Kaden Enriquez and Austin Hardy; Padty and Braley. Highlights—Seth Price (K) 2x4, 2B; Jaden Green (K) 2B; Tanner Owens (K) 2B; Cory Schouviller (K) 2B; Logan Smith (K) 2x4; Enriquez (K) CG, 2BB, 4 Ks.
Walla Walla pair lead at national college rodeo
Bryce Palmer and Jake Minor of Walla Walla Community College were the leaders in team roping after the first day of the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo.
Palmer and Minor, who also led after the first round last year, clocked in at 5.2 seconds, a full second ahead of the rest of the field heading into today’s second and third rounds.
Bellevue, Skyline headline annual kickoff classic
Next season’s prep football game of the year will be one of its first as Bellevue and Skyline will meet in the Emerald City Kickoff Classic on Saturday, Sept. 7, at Husky Stadium in Seattle.
Bellevue, winners of 10 of the last 12 Class 3A state titles, has posted three straight undefeated seasons. The Wolverines haven’t lost since playing Skyline in 2010.
The Spartans, also unbeaten state champions last year, have won four of the last five 4A titles. They lost their last meeting with the Wolverines in 2011.
Three other games are slated for the kickoff classic: Bothell vs. Coeur d’Alene, Lynden vs. King’s, and Roosvelt vs. Seattle Prep.
The games will be among the first on the University of Washington’s newly renovated stadium, which underwent a $250 million facelift. The Huskies open the season at home Aug. 31 against Boise State.
Last year, the classic was played at Roos Field in Cheney after spending its first nine seasons at the Seahawks’ Qwest Field and renamed Century Link Field.