The Richland Bombers didn’t flinch after they found themselves in a three-run hole against visiting Mt. Spokane on Thursday.
The Bombers went ahead in the sixth inning after two runs were walked in and Gibson McGeorge hit a two-run double, and Richland pulled out a 7-6 victory.
“I was happy with how we hit,” Richland coach Grant Richardson said. “We got settled in and had nine hits. That’s not bad.”
Nate Ruane drove in two runs for the Bombers, while Garrett March went 3-for-4.
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Drew Rasmussen, Andrew Mendez (6), Brady Stelzer (6) and Jake Leavey; Connor Craig, Nate Ruane (5), Mason Hilty (7) and Tyler Kjarmo. Highlights—Jordan Fitzpatrick (MS) 3x4, 2B; Blake MacDonald (MS) 1x3, 2B, 2 RBIs; Ruane (R) 2 RBIs; Garrett March (R) 3x4; Hilty (R) 2B; Gibson McGeorge (R) 2x4, 2 RBIs, 2B; Colton Shelby (R) 2x3.
Naches Valley 1, Hanford 0 (9): Nate Mitchell, Jamie Hopp and Aaron Beitz combined to allow three hits, but the Falcons had no answer when Koleman Johns hit an RBI double for the visiting Rangers in the top of the ninth.
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Koleman Johns, Nolan Cookson (6), Cam Walker (7), Corey Hill (8) and Ben Wells; Nate Mitchell, Jamie Hopp (6), Aaron Beitz (8) and Aaron Enderlin. Highlights—Johns (NV) 2x2, 2 2Bs, RBI; Tyler Cowen (H) 1x2, 2B.