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Burbank stays alive at Babe Ruth state

CAMAS -- A day after committing nine errors and giving up 11 unearned runs, the Burbank Diamondbacks bounced back with two sterling performances at the Southern Washington Senior Babe Ruth baseball state tournament in Camas.

The Diamondbacks downed the Richland Raptors 11-3 in a loser-out game as Jeremy Holden went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and six RBIs.

In the nightcap, the D-backs eliminated the Hoquiam Rock 15-3.

Neal Schuck tossed a three-hitter and struck out nine in five innings, and both he and Zach Worlinger had three hits at the plate.

Burbank plays Aberdeen at 11 a.m. today, with the loser settling for third place.

The winner goes on to play Pacific Power of Ridgefield, the beneficiary of Burbank's sloppy play Sunday, in the championship, needing a pair of wins for the crown.

Burbank 103 210 4 -- 11 18 1

Richland 000 000 3 -- 3 5 2

Miguel Toboada, Matt Garcia (4), Dyllan Smith (7) and Kevin Ireland; Chris Richardson, Ryan Piper (4), Doug Gallup (7) and Conner Akers.

Highlights--Neal Schuck (B) 3x4, 2R, 2B; Toboada (B) 2x3; Ethan Ireland (B) RBI; Corey Brundridge (B) 4x4, 2R, 2 RBI, 2B; Jeremy Holden (B) 3x5, R, 6 RBI, 2B, 2-R HR; Garcia (B) 2x3, R; Scott Donley (R) 2x3.

Burbank 162 15 -- 15 10 0

Hoquiam 001 20 -- 3 3 5

Schuck and Toboada, K. Ireland (5); Jake Steen, Josh Lavoie (2), Tyler Allen (4) and Jae Rae.

Highlights--Schuck (B) 3x5, 5IP-9K-2BB; Toboada (B) 2 RBI, 2R; E. Ireland (B) 2R; Brundridge (B) 2R; Holden (B) RBI; Smith (B) RBI; Daniel Purcifield (B) 2 RBI; Zach Worlinger (B) 3x4, 2 RBI, 3B.

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