Matthew Oldham tossed six innings of shutout ball, and Ethan Sanders picked up the save with two strikeouts in the seventh, as the Southridge Bandits defeated Eastlake 1-0 in the championship of the Eastlake Baseball Tournament on Sunday.
Oldham had five strikeouts. The Bandits scored their one run in the top of the seventh as Jashaun Simon had a leadoff double, moved to third on an error after two outs, then scored on a balk.
Southridge beat Ellensburg 9-1 on Saturday, as Tate Spivey had a 2-run triple, and Bryce Grigg and Bryton DeVore each had two hits. Trenton Nett pitched six innings and struck out five.
The Kennewick Dusters finished third, losing 9-4 to Eastlake in the semifinals.
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Mikey Jones struck out four in 5 innings pitched for Kennewick.
BOMBER BOWL: The Richland Knights AA won their own Bomber Bowl Tournament, holding off the Hermiston Spuds 10-9 in the title game at Richland High School.
Griffey March gave the Knights a 10-7 lead in the top of the seventh inning with a two-run single. He finished the game 3-for-4 with a double and scored three times.
In the bottom of the seventh, the Spuds scored twice to pull within 10-9, and had the bases loaded with two outs before Richland’s Hunter French struck out a Hermiston batter to end the game.
Lakota Wills was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI for the Knights, who finished the tournament 6-0.
In the semifinals, the Knights beat the Hanford Flames AA 6-3.
Garrett Guffey threw a complete game with 10 strikeouts and just two walks for the Knights. Marcus Sparks was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, Jason Webb went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, and Austin Haughton was 2-for-2.
For Hanford, Trevor Hammitt went 4-for-4.
Little League 10s: Outfielder Mason Howes threw out the tying run at home plate to save Richland National’s win over Greater Richland in a loser-out contest at the District Little League tournament for 10s at West Valley of Yakima on Friday night.
Tyler Bilodeau was 2-for-3 for Richland National, and Nate Gray and Jacob Bilodeau combined for a 6-hitter.
Richland National plays again at 4 p.m. today.