Aaron Enderlin and Brandon Peterson aren’t necessarily the biggest names on the Hanford Flames’ pitching staff this year, not with a handful of college arms on the roster, anyway.
But they sure did the job during an American Legion doubleheader sweep Saturday, holding the Portland Lobos in check for most of the day at Waits Field in Richland.
Enderlin allowed three runs in the third but was otherwise untouched through five innings during a 4-3 Game 1 win. Jake Browne provided most of the scoring during a four-run first inning, doubling in a pair of runs and then scoring.
In Game 2, Peterson went the distance, allowing four runs on 11 hits through seven full, while Keenan Hatfield, Finn McMichael, Brady Heid and Andrew Reichenbach each had two hits for the Flames in a 7-4 victory.
“Enderlin was mostly locating well, but also changing speeds. He was really up and down, and in and out,” Hanford coach Nat Roe said. “I wouldn’t say Brandon had a strong outing, but he was crafty. He located well, and his defense made plays behind him. He pitched with the heart of a lion.”
Trevor Jones hit a two-run single in the fifth to give the Flames a 4-1 lead.
Portland Lobos 003 000 0 — 3 6 0
Hanford 400 000 x — 4 2 1
Kyle Billeki, Rob Chabreck (5) and Andrew Reichenbach; Aaron Enderlin, Jamie Hopp (6) and Jake Browne. Highlights—Keenan Hatfield (P) 2x3; Peter Davis (P) 2x3; Browne (H) 2B, R, 2 RBI; Enderlin (H) 8 Ks
Portland 010 001 2 — 4 11 2
Hanford 011 050 0 — 7 9 2
Ben Uland, Rob Chabrick (5), Tucker Cambell (6) and Connor Bryant; Brandon Peterson and Enderlin. Highlights—Davis (P) 2x4; Rob Strys (P) 2x4; Hatfield (P) 2x3; Andrew Reichenbach (P) 2x3; Finn McMichael (H) 2x3; Nathan Mitchell (H) 2B; Ryan Neal (H) 2R; Brady Heid (H) 2x3, 2R; Jones (H) 2 RBI.
Twin City 10-8, Lewiston 0-5: Ty Earley smacked a two-run double in the first and followed it up with a two-run single in the fifth, finishing with five RBIs in Twin City’s 10-0 win over Lewiston in a nonleague Senior Legion contest at LaPierre Field.
Tyler Kjarmo went 2-for-3 with three RBIs in the nightcap to give the Titans the sweep.
Gibson McGeorge was highly efficient in Game 1, allowing just two hits in the shutout win. Twin City (5-3) used four pitchers in Game 2, as Connor Craig picked up the win.
Lewiston 000 00 — 0 2 4
Twin City 301 33— 10 11 0
Woods, Sinner (4) and Fuller; Gibson McGeorge and Ty Earley. Highlights—Logan Jackson (TC) 2x3, 2B, 2R; Stuart Moore (TC) 2x3, 2 RBI, 3R; Sheldon Liikala (TC) 2x3, 2 RBI, 2R; Connor Craig (TC) 2x3, RBI; Earley (TC) 2x4, 5 RBI.
Lewiston 040 000 1 — 5 8 1
Twin City 303 020 x — 8 10 0
Brguhart, Eggleston (4) and Briney; Earley, Craig (5), Liikala (7), Marshall (7) and Tyler Kjarmo. Highlights—Dillon Keats (TC) 2x4, RBI; Kjarmo (TC) 2x3, 3 RBI; Jackson (TC) 3B, RBI; McGeorge (TC) 3B.
CWL scores: (from Tues.) Yakima 7-5, Twin City 2-6; (from Wed.) Yakima 7-1, Twin City 4-3.
GSL Summer Kickoff: The Richland Knights won two games a the GSL Summer Kickoff in Lacey, beating the SU (Lacey) Dream Team 9-1 before taking down Black Hills 13-1 in four innings.
Cody Follett went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs in the opener while Marcus Sparks scattered six hits in a complete-game win.
In the nightcap, Mason Nelson had two hits — including a triple — to go with two runs and two RBIs. McClain Elgin scored three times, and Paton Malle racked up four steals for the Knights.
SU Dream Team 000 000 1 — 1 6 0
Richland 001 323 x — 9 13 1
Christian, Krauss (4) and Lucas; Marcus Sparks and Garrett March. Highlights—Cody Follett (R) 3x4, 2 RBI, 2R; Mitch Piper (R) 2x4, 2B, 3B, R; Paton Malle (R) 2x3, R; March (R) 2x2, R; Sparks (R) 4 Ks.
Richland 330 7 — 13 8 2
Black Hills 010 0 — 1 3 0
Jason Webb and Colin Doyle; Cole, Connor (3), Kolber (3) and Kramer. Highlights—Kramer (BH) 2x2; McClain Elgin (R) 2x3, 3R; Mason Nelson (R) 2x2, 3B, 2R, 2 RBI; Malle (R) RBI, 4 SB; Doyle (R) 2B, R; March (R) 2R.
Junior Bandits split: Tate Spivey drove in three runs and Nate Newbry went 5-for-5 and scored three times in leading the Kennewick Junior Bandits to a 13-4 victory over Asotin at the River City Classic in Spokane.
In the second game, the Bandits fell a run short in an 8-7 loss to Lewis & Clark.
Jordan Dawson, Trenton Nett and Chad Crider all had two hits for Kennewick.
Kennewick Junior Bandits 040 404 01 — 13 19 1
Asotin 004 000 0 — 4 5 3
Matthew Oldham, Jake Bauman (6) and Jake Kirchhoff; Paul Adams, Michael Hood (5), Bill Baker (6) and Jim Pattit. Highlights—Tate Spivey (K) 3x5, 3B, 3 RBIs; Nate Newbry (K) 5x5, 3R; Brent Schafer (K)2x3, 2B; Ethan Sanders (K) 2x5; Jashawn Simon (K) 2x5, 2R.
Lewis & Clark 000 422 0 — 8 10 2
Kennewick 000 500 2 — 7 9 2
Brett McKennon, Mark Lincoln (4) and Eric Quail; Ryan Sanders, Ethan Sanders (4), Chad Crider (6) and Charlie Landefeld. Highlights—Jordan Dawson (K) 2x3, 3B; Trenton Nett (K) 2x3; Crider (K) 2x3.
Junior Bandits swept (late): The Kennewick club dropped a pair of games, 3-2 to the Titan Juniors of University and 1-0 to Central Valley, at the River City Classic in Spokane on Friday night.
The losses came despite a couple of strong outings from Jordan Dawson in the opener and Trenton Nett in the second contest. Nett struck out 13 in tossing a four-hitter.
Junior Bandits 000 020 0 — 2 4 3
Titan Juniors 000 001 2 — 3 3 1
Jordan Dawson, Jake Bauman (7) and Charlie Landefeld; Johnny Rhodes and Kyle Ethridge. Highlights—Dawson (B) 6IP-5K.
Central Valley 010 000 0 — 1 4 2
Junior Bandits 000 000 0 — 0 3 1
Paul Johnson and Harry Fueste; Trenton Nett and Jake Kirchhoff. Highlights—Nett (B) 7IP-4H-13K.