Mason Hilty hit a two-out, two-run double in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead the Twin City Titans to a 3-2 victory Sunday over the Hanford Flames in the championship game of the Bandit Bash at Roy Johnson Field in Kennewick.
“It was a really good ballgame,” Hanford coach Nate Roe said. “They brought in (David) Marshall in the seventh and they got that big hit from Hilty. Both teams battled really hard.”
Twin City took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning, only to see the Flames even the score in the top of the fourth.
The game remained tied until Hilty’s shot sent Stuart Moore across the plate for the winning run.
In the semifinals, the Flames beat the Kenenwick Bandits 5-3 as catcher Aaron Enderlin went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs. His two-run single in the top of the seventh put the winning run across the plate.
The Titans beat the Spokane Expos 4-1 in the other semifinal game.
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Two outs when winning run scored
Jacob Anderson, Trevor Jones (4), Ryan Neal (6) and Aaron Enderlin; Dylan Keech, Alex Storaci (4), David Marshall (6) and Ty Early. Highlights—Anthony Borcaro (H) 1x2, RBI, Jamie Hopp (H) RBI; Hilty (TC) 2B, RBI; Logan Jackson (TC) 2B.
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Ryan Colson, Hopp (5) and Enderlin; Colton Plew, Connor Morfin (6), Mark Driver (6) Addison Spivey (7) and Dillon Wilbert. Highlights—Aaron Enderlin (H) 3x4, 3 RBI; Trevor Jones (H) 2x3; Ryan Neal (H) 2x3; Casey Henderson (K) 1x2, 2B.
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Ty Early, Alex Storaci (6), Dylan Keech (6), Hilty (7) and Tyler Kjarmo; Sean Sutton and Kane Urlich. Highlights—Logan Jackson (TC) 2x4, RBI, 2B; David Marshall 2x2, R; Sutton (S) 8K.
Saxon Invitational: Kaden Enriquez struck out five and scattered four hits to lead the Kennewick Dusters over the Summit Storm 2-0 in the championship of the Saxon Invitational in Bend, Ore.
Mikie Jones and Austin Hardy each had two hits for the Dusters, who have won 12 of their last 13 games.
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Kaden Enriquez and Austin Hardy; Friseot and Waterman. Highlights—Enriquez 4-hitter, 5 Ks; Mikie Jones (K) 2x3; Hardy 2x3.
Junior Bandits finish third: Kennewick Junior Bandits finished third at the Father’s Day Triple Crown Tournament at Columbia Basin College in Pasco after dropping 3-1 game to the Seattle Tides in the semifinals.
On Saturday, the Bandits won a pair of games, beating the Redmond (Idaho) Mongoose 3-1 behind a 3-for-4 performance at the plate by Nate Newbry.
The Bandits also beat Rock Creek (Seattle) 3-1 as starting pitcher Jake Bauman faced the minimum of three batters in four of the five innings he pitched.
Jordan Dawson drove in the winning run with a two-run home run in the top of the sixth inning.
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Lynch, Payton (6) and Harris; Matthew Oldham, Ethan Sanders (5) and Jake Kirchhoff. Highlights—Jordan Dawson (K) 3B.
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Ryan Sanders, Ethan Sanders (6), Trenton Nett (7) and Jake Kirchhoff; Knight, Smith (5) and Harshman. Highlights—Nate Newbry (K) 3x4; Ryan Sanders (K) 5 innings, 1R, 2K.
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Jake Bauman, Cody Sturdefant (6), Dawson (7) and Charlie Landefeld; Tucannon, Elliott (4) and Banks. Highlights—Kyle Harvey (K) 2x3; Jordan Dawson (K) 2R HR.
The Washington Angels finished ninth out of 51 teams at the Valley Invitational College Exposure tournament in Hillsboro, Ore., this weekend.
The Angels beat the Skagit Valley Thunder 3-1 on Saturday. Courtney Kent had two hits and pitcher Selena Rima struck out five batters in three innings of work.
In a 2-1 win over the Northwest Buzz, Chaleigh Kirkwood had a key RBI single to help the Angels win. Nicolette Nesbitt fanned seven batters in four innings.
The Angels also beat the Oregon Thunder 13-0, as Cylie Richards had three hits and Elli Rassbach drove in three runs.
Washington then lost 1-0 to the Boise Blast.