Gonzaga junior pitcher Arturo Reyes, the former Warden star and Columbia Basin College standout, will play in the Cap Cod League this summer knowing he has a couple nice options for the fall.
Reyes was drafted in the 40th and final round by the St. Louis Cardinals after a strong season with the Zags that earned him honorable mention on the All-West Coast Conference team.
Reyes told the Columbia Basin Herald he will spend the next few months playing summer collegiate baseball in the Northeast before weighing the Cardinals’ offer against his senior year at Gonzaga.
“I’m pretty excited about it,” Reyes said. “It’s something I’ve wished for since I was a kid.”
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Former Wenatchee High pitcher Dustin Driver will try his hand at the professional level.
The right-hander, who was drafted in the seventh round by the Oakland Athletics last week, will forgo his scholarship at UCLA to play for Oakland. He was the 221st overall pick of the draft.
Driver made the announcement via Twitter on Monday afternoon.
Another of the state’s top prep pitchers, Montesano’s Layne Bruner, said he plans on being on campus at Washington State in the fall rather than going pro after being drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 26th round.
RICHLAND KNIGHTS 15-13, KENNEWICK JR. BANDITS 3-3: Matt Woodman had three hits and four RBIs, and Collin Doyle added an inside-the-park grand slam, as the host Richland Knights defeated the Kennewick Jr. Bandits 15-3 in the first game of a Central Washington League South Division junior American Legion doubleheader at Richland High.
Mitch Piper went 4-for-4 with two doubles and a triple as the Knights secured the sweep.
Kennewick 100 20 — 3 4 2
Richland 610 8x — 15 11 3
Dawson, Harvey (4) and Landefeld; Brandon Humphries and Doyle, March (5). Highlights—Dawson (K) 3x3; Carson Miller (R) 3x4; Mitchell Piper (R) 2x3; Matt Woodman (R) 3x4, 4 RBIs; Collin Doyle inside-the-park grand slam; Humphries 5 Ks.
Kennewick 000 120 — 3 6 6
Richland 102 703 — 13 13 2
1 out when 10-run rule invoked
Trenton Nett, Jake Eammann (3) and Jake Kirchhoff; Carson Miller, Jason Webb (6) and Griffey March. Highlights—Cody Sturckfont 1x3, 2 RBI; Kirchhoff (K) 2x2; Mason Nelson (R) 2x4, 3B, RBI; Connor Perryman (R) 2x4, 3R, RBI, 2B; Mitch Piper (R) 4x4, 2R, 2 RBI, 2 2B, 3B; Cody Follett (R) 2B; McLean Elgin (R) 2x3, R, RBI.
Moses Lake 14-12, Kennewick AA Pepsi Dusters 3-17: Mike Jones, Tanner Owens and Jaden Green each had three hits to lead the Pepsi Cola Dusters to a win in the second game and a split of the nonleague twinbill at home.
Moses Lake 101 219 — 14 11 2
Kennewick 002 001 — 3 6 2
Haddican and Crum; Larsen, Baker (4), Jones (5) and Searls. Highlights—Price (K) 2B; Patten (K) 2B; Hernandez (ML) 2x4, 3B; Vela (ML) 2x3, 3B.
Moses Lake 040 620 0 — 12 12 8
Kennewick (11)00 402 x — 17 14 2
Hernandez, Springer (1), Carson (5) and Crum; Navejas, Crawford (4), Henke (5), Patton (7) and Hardy. Highlights—Smith (K) 2B; Jones (K) 3x5, 2B; Owens (K) 3x3; Green (K) 3x4; Hardy (K) 3B; Casper (ML) 2x5, 2 2B; Hernandez (ML) 3x5, 2B; Dahl (ML) 2x3; Mathews (ML) 2x3.
Hanford A Flames 13-7, Richland A Knights 1-8: Hunter French cracked a pinch-hit, two-run double and Chase Wilson’s suicide squeeze scored Ben McDonald during a four-run fifth inning as the host Knights rallied in Game 2 of their Central Washington League doubleheader Monday.
The Flames took the opener in five innings behind Ian Ross’ one-hitter with no walks and five strikeouts. Robert Young and Taylor Duberstein each drove in a pair of runs.
Hanford 01(10) 02 — 13 9 1
Richland 000 10 — 1 1 5
Ian Ross and Braxton Hill; Alex Chapman, Ben McDonald (4) and Cade Musick. Highlights—Ross (H) 5IP-1H-0BB-5K; Brian Sands (H) 2x3, RBI, 2R; Robert Young (H) 2B, 2 RBI; Taylor Duberstein (H) 2x4, 2 RBI, 2R; Derek Harder (R) H, R; Josh Ellis (R) SF RBI.
Hanford 041 002 0 — 7 10 2
Richland 202 040 x — 8 8 2
Chase Becker, Grant Cowen (5) and Tucker Anderson, Sands (3); Harder, Jake Williamson (4), Josh Ellis (6) and Chapman. Highlights—Josh Betzold (H) 2x2, RBI, 2R; Duberstein (H) 1x3, 2 RBI; Becker (H) 2B; Tyrion Smith (R) 3x3, 2B, RBI, 2R; Chapman (R) 2x4, RBI, 2R; Hunter French (R) PH 2B, 2 RBI; Chase Wilson (R) RBI suicide squeeze.
Senior Babe Ruth
Diamondbacks 18-10, Wolfpack 10-5: Jayamen Cortez had a big day for Burbank, blasting a grand slam in the first game and a three-run double in the second to power the hosts to a sweep in the Senior Babe Ruth doubleheader.
Wolfpack 010 170 1 — 10 4 7
Diamondbacks 129 106 x — 18 11 7
Cy Edie, Mike Perez (4), Rylen Crawford (5), Ethan Langlois (6) and Brody Samples; Tim Ellis, Lui Carasco (5) and Paden Kottwitz. Highlights—Jimmy Gifford (D) 2x4, 2B, 2 RBI; Jayamen Cortez (D) 2x3, GS HR; Matt Reardon (D) 2x3, 2 RBI; Tucker Simonton (D) 2x3.
Wolfpack 021 02 — 5 4 2
Diamondbacks 025 12 — 10 4 5
Tyler Maus, Samples (4) and Phillip Chen; Devin Percifield and Kottwitz. Highlights—Cortez (D) 3-R 2B; Marquis Johnson (D) 2 RBI.
benton city bears 15-9, kennewick mayhem 1-4: Benton City took advantage of 16 Kennewick errors and swept a Senior Babe Ruth league twinbill.
Benton City 020 067 — 15 7 1
Kennewick 000 010 — 1 7 10
Manson, Wheeler (6); Colby Wakefield, Garrett Willard (1), Christian Howard (5), Anthony Robison (5) and Trenton Dohanuik. Highlights—Kyle Rosen (BC) 2x3, 2B, 4 RBIs; Michael Magula (K) 2x3; Dohanuik 2x2; Willard 2x3, 2B; Robison 2B.
Benton City 301 220 1 — 9 5 2
Kennewick 001 010 2 — 4 6 6
A.Thomas, C.Thomas (7); Tanner Gottschalk, Magula (5) and Wakefield. Highlights—Willard 2x3; Robison 2B; C.Peck (BC) 2x4, 4 RBIs.
Austin Oser, who helped pace the Kamiakin cross country team to second in state, second in the Northwest and seventh in the nation, signed to run at Eastern Washington University.
Oser placed 10th at the Class 3A state meet and 13th at regionals.