Brandon Pocasangre doubled in Cole Henderson for the go-ahead run as the Kennewick Bandits beat the Twin City Titans 4-2 in the nightcap of a CWL Senior Legion doubleheader, completing a sweep Tuesday at Southridge High School.
Trek Stemp reached home on an error to give the Bandits the two-run cushion for the remainder of the game.
Jarod Gonzales had a home run as the Bandits (15-7) opened the twinbill with a 6-4 victory over the Titans (15-6).
“It was really two competitive baseball games like it always is between the Bandits and the Titans,” Kennewick coach Bryan Winston said.
The teams play another doubleheader starting at 5:30 p.m. today at Richland High School. The contests will cap the regular season for the Bandits, but the Titans will continue on to one more game: a makeup contest set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Richland High School against the Yakima Valley Pepsi Pak.
Twin City Titans 010 012 0 -- 4 5 1
Kennewick Bandits 000 222 x -- 6 9 1Levi Broeske, Valdez (5) and Ty Earley; Jordan Higley, Dan Neville (6) and JJ Hancock, Dylan Maurer. Highlights--TC: Corey Morris 2B. KB: Trek Stemp 2x4, 2B; Jarod Gonzales HR; Matt Mendenhall 2x3, 2B; Clayten Ayres 2x3, 2B.
Twin City Titans 100 001 0 -- 2 6 2
Kennewick Bandits 011 002 x -- 4 5 1Mason Hilty and Shelby, T. Earley (5); Conner O’Neil and Maurer. Highlights--TC: Morris 2x4, 3B; Moore 2x3. KB: Ayres 2x3, Brandon Pocasangre RBI 2B.
Hanford Flames 14-14, Pasco Sun Devils 6-10 Jake Browne went 4-for-5 and drove in six runs, and Cody Kowalski capped a seven-run fifth-inning rally with a grand slam to lift the Hanford Flames to a Game 1 win over the Pasco Sun Devils in the Flames’ CWL doubleheader sweep at Waits Field.
Isaac Benard’s walk-off grand slam sealed a 14-10 Game 2 win for Hanford, which clinched a berth in the Super Regional playoffs beginning Saturday.
“We didn’t play awesome, but we played good enough to scrap out the win,” Flames coach Nat Roe said.
Pasco 130 110 0 -- 6 10 4
Hanford 320 072 0x -- 14 15 2Trent Thornhill and Anthony Hinkson; Trevor Jones and Kyle LaFon. Highlights--Ethan Cantu (P) 2x4, 2 RBI; Oscar Ramos (P) 3x4, RBI; Chris Gill (P) 2x4, 2 RBIs; Finn McMichael (H) 2x3, 4R; Bear Braich (H) 2x4, 2R; Ryan Neal (H) 2x3, 3R; Jake Browne (H) 4x5, 6 RBIs; Cody Kowalski (H) GS HR; Jordan Burge (H) 3x4, 3 2B.
Pasco 020 400 4 -- 10 10 3
Hanford 020 060 6 -- 14 14 3Garrett Weiss, Cantu (6) and T.J. Avery; Browne, Burge (5), Braich (7) and LaFon. Highlights--Luis Murillo (P) 2x3; Jesse Briones (P) 2x3; Hinkson (P) 3x4, 3 RBIs; Cantu 2x2, 2 RBIs; Isaac Benard (H) 4x5, 5 RBIs; Kowalski (H) 3x4; Austin Steele (H) 2x3.
Othello Desert Sox 11-0, Hanford Flames 1-2
Nate Mitchell pitched a no-hitter in Game 2 to help Hanford salvage a split on the road with Othello in CWL Junior Legion action.
Mitchell struck out four and walked three while pitching to Aaron Enderlin.
Jon Miles and Tanner Heiman each drove in a run to give the Flames all the offense they needed.
In the opener, Adrian Garza and David Garza each had two hits and two RBIs to help Othello win in five innings.
Hanford 010 00 -- 1 4 5
Othello 200 45 -- 11 9 1Two outs when 10-run rule invoked. Henry Sawyer, Jamie Hopp (5) and Jon Miles; Juston Lind, Justin Krebs (5) and Randy Gomez. Highlights—Aaron Enderlin (H) 2x2; Adrian Garza (O) 2x4, 2 RBIs; David Garza (O) 2x3, 2 RBIs.
Hanford 010 001 0 -- 2 5 3
Othello 000 000 0 -- 0 0 4Nate Mitchell and Enderlin; Rey Arredondo, Andrew Montemayor (5) and Lind. Highlights--Mitchell (H) 4K-7IP-3BB; Miles (H) 1x2, 2B, RBI; Tanner Heiman (H) 1x3, RBI.