Tukwila’s Mallory Kent took the second-round lead at the Washington State Women’s Amateur at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club in Federal Way.
Olympia’s Lisa Smego holds a six-stroke lead after two rounds in the Washington State Senior Women’s Amateur.
Kent fired a 3-over-par 75 to lead Renton’s Lauren Sewell by two strokes heading into today’s final round.
Richland’s Kristin Strankman answered Tuesday’s score of 81 with an 83 on Wednesday and sits in 16th place.
Richland’s Hope Neidhold fired a second consecutive 92 for a two-round total of 184.
Beetles 12, Titans 6: Twin City dropped the opener of a Senior Legion doubleheader against visiting Yakima, despite a double and two RBI from Tyler Kjarmo.
The score from the second game of the doubleheader was not available.
Yakima took the second game as well, getting seven strikeouts from starter Trenton Dupre.
Beetles 000 127 2 — 12 13 6
Titans 000 004 2 — 6 8 3 Jensen, Smith (6) and Suave. McGeorge, Keech (6), March (7) and Kjarmo. Highlights—Titans: Drury 2-4, 2B; Chambers 1-3, 2 RBI; Kjarmo 2-3, 2B, RBI; Moore 2-2, 2B, RBI; McGeorge 2B.
Beetles 000 030 0 — 3 5 3
Titans 000 100 0 — 1 6 2
Dupre and Suave. Broeske, Drury (6) and Kjarmo. Highlights—Dupre 7 Ks
Junior Flames 9-3, Dusters 2-2: Matt True picked up the win on the mound and drove in the winning run in the second game as the Hanford Junior Flames (19-9 overall, 7-3 league) completed a sweep of the Kennewick Dusters at Hanford High School.
With the game tied in the bottom of the eighth with one out and the bases loaded, True singled up the middle to score Mitch Godwin for the win.
In the opener, Tanner Heiman pitched a complete game, striking out seven, while Godwin drove in two runs.
Kennewick Dusters 010 010 0 — 2 6 2
Hanford Junior Flames 013 050 x — 9 9 1
Justin Larson, Ryan Baker (4), Tyson Patton (5) and Brandon Searles, Austin Hardy (5); Tanner Heiman and Parker Darnell. Highlights—Logan Smith (K) 1x3, RBI; Mitch Godwin (H) 1x2, 2 RBIs; Daymien Marks (H) 2x4, 2B, RBI; Bryce Logan (H) 1x3, RBI; Heiman (H) 7K, 0BB.
Kennewick Dusters 110 000 00 — 2 5 3
Hanford Junior Flames 001 100 01 — 3 10 0
Winning run scored with 1 out. Kaden Enriquez, Michael Jones (6) and Hardy; Sawyer Henry, Matt True (7) and Darnell, Jon Miles (5). Highlights—Matt Rowell (K) 2x4; Justin Larson (K) 2B; Steven Quadrel (H) 3x5, 2 2B; Jon Miles (H) 2x4; Matt True (H) 2x2, RBI.
Track and field
Efraimson to run at World Youth Championships: Alexa Efraimson, representing the Evergreen Storm Track Club, won the girls 1,500 meters at the World Youth Track and Field Trials in Edwardsville, Ill.
Alexis Fuller, also running for Evergreen Storm, finished eighth in the final of the girls 800.
Finishing in a time of 4:23.12, Efraimson, a Camas High School junior-to-be, earned a trip to Donetsk, a city of about 1 million inhabitants, for next month’s championships.