Little LeagueLittle League 12s:
Dillon Michalson got Richland National off to a great start at the Little League 12-year-old state tournament in Walla Walla, homering to open the game en route to a 9-4 win over Central Vancouver on Saturday.
Gaven Brasker added a three-run shot during a six-run second inning, and Kyle Corrigan’s RBI double gave Richland a 9-1 lead after four innings.
Charley Bonham made a key defensive play in right field as CV was rallying for three runs in the fifth. Josh Mendoza struck out the side to close the game in the sixth.
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Richland plays Mill Creek at 10:30 a.m. today.
Richland 160 200 — 9 10 2
Central Vancouver 010 030 — 4 4 2
Babe Ruth 14U: Gerald Hein went 3-for-3 and Brandon Searls also had a hit, but Kennewick couldn’t keep pace with Twin Cities in a 12-2 loss at the Southern Washington state tournament in Aberdeen.
Kennewick is back in action today, taking on Mount St. Helens at 6 p.m. in pool play.