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Kennewick Outlaws knocked out at the Northwest Regional tournament

The Kennewick Outlaws’ season ended Sunday afternoon when they were eliminated 3-0 by the Idaho Falls Bandits at the AAA American Legion Northwest Regional tournament in Lewiston.

Randon Hostert tossed a no-hitter for the Bandits in the victory.

It was the second no-hitter for Hostert in the tournament. He threw a no-no against the Casper, Wyo., team, in Wednesday’s opener in a 10-0 win.

For the Outlaws, who end the season with a 42-14 record, it was the second time in the tournament they came up against amazing pitching performance.

Sage McMinn had tossed a three-hit shutout in a 3-0 Bozeman, Mont., win over Kennewick on Day 2 of the tournament.

On Saturday, the Outlaws had stayed alive in the tournament by eliminating Medford, Ore., 1-0.

Simeon Howard started for Kennewick, going six innings, and Eden Blanco pitched the final inning for the save.

Between the two, Medford got just one hit in the game.

Tim Gee drove in the game’s lone run in the first inning. Gee had three hits in the game.

Cal Ripken 12U 60s World Series

The Kennewick National all-stars won the consolation Iron Man Bracket title on Friday night at the Cal Ripken 12U 60s World Series in Visalia, Calif.

Kennewick defeated Guam 12-1 in the Iron Man Bracket final, collecting seven hits and taking advantage of six Guam errors.

Jon Lemire led the way for Kennewick, going 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs.

Zachariah Swanson added two hits, scoring two runs, and he earned the win on the mound, pitching the entire 4 innings.

James Carvo added a hit and two RBIs for Kennewick.

Kennewick National put the game away early when it scored seven runs in the third inning.

In the tournament championship game, Visalia Blue defeated Ohio Valley 12-0 to become World Series champion.

Jeff Morrow is former sports editor of the Tri-City Herald.
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