The Hanford Flames opened the Yakima Bob Garretson American Legion Tournament on Thursday with an 8-4 victory over the Seattle U18 Tide.
Chase Becker and Ryan Nix combined on a five-hitter and walked just three batters. Anthony Porcaro and McKaden Manderbach each drove in two runs.
Today, the Flames continue tournament play against Nampa (Idaho) and Bellingham Post 7 at Davis High School.
On Wednesday, the Flames swept the Yakima Beetles 9-7 and 12-10 at Parker Field in Yakima.
Porcaro drove in three runs in the opener, while Ryan Colson drove in three runs in the nightcap.
Hanford 010 620 0 — 9 18 1
Yakima 000 050 2 — 7 12 1
Taylor Lundquist and Jon Miles; Benedetti, Sires (5) and McDonald. Highlights—Anthony Porcaro (H) 2x5, 3 RBIs; McKaden Manderbach (H) 3x5, 2B; Aaron Enderlin (H) 3x4, 2R; Tanner Heiman (H) 2x3, 2R; Sawyer Henry (H) 2x3, Jalen DeVine 3x4, 2R, 2 2B.
Hanford 204 010 5 — 12 15 3
Yakima 000 121 6 — 10 10 1
Jalen DeVine, Enderlin (7) and Enderlin, Miles (7); Alcazar, Oetega (5) and Kruups. Highlights—Brady Heid (H) 2x4, 2 RBIs, 2R; Ryan Colson 2x4, 3 RBIs, 2R; Enderlin (H) 2x5, 3 RBI; Heiman (H) 2x5; Sawyer Henry (H) 2x5.
Seattle Tide 001 020 1 — 4 5 1
Hanford 043 100 0 — 8 7 0
Lundin, Buzub (3), Watkins (4), Eannecut (7) and Coffee; Chase Becker, Ryan Nix (7) and Miles. Highlights—Anthony Porcaro 2 RBIs, McKaden Manderbach 2 RBIs.
The AA Richland Knights lost a third close game in two days, falling to Mt. Spokane 2-1 in a tournament in Selah.
Alex Chapman pitched into the seventh for the Knights before Garrett Guffey closed out. Cade Musick went 2-for-3.
On Wednesday, the Knights lost a pair of league games to the Kennewick Phantoms, 3-2 and 9-7. Dylan Wirtzberger went 3-for-4 for Richland in the second game.
Senior Babe Ruth
The Kennewick Wolfpack had three timely hits and took advantage of six walks to hand the Benton City Bears a 7-5 loss in the opener of their Three Rivers Senior Babe Ruth League twinbill in Benton City.
Jake Ebberts struck out nine and Skyler Morby had a double and two RBIs.
In the nightcap, Andrew Marble struck out six as the Wolfpack (9-6, 6-5 league) overcame a slow start for a 4-1 in.
Kennewick 100 130 2 — 7 3 2
Benton City 100 130 0 — 5 6 4
Jake Ebberts, Ryan Vela (6) and Philip Chen; AJ Dixon and Darrel Wheeler. Highlights—Chen (K) 3B, R; Andrew Marble (K) 2B, R; Skyler Morby (K) 2B, R, 2 RBIs; Ebberts (K) 9K; Nate Rossine (B) 2x4, 3B, RBI; Danny Haller (B) RBI; Ciaran Carlson (B) RBI.
Kennewick 001 012 0 — 4 8 4
Benton City 100 000 0 — 1 5 3
Andrew Marble, Lane Dahl and Chen; Riley Thomas and Wheeler. Highlights—Vela (K) 2x2, RBI; Jeremy Carson (K) 2B, RBI; Marble 6K.