The Kennewick National team lost the championship game of the Cal Ripken 10U Pacific Northwest Regional Tournament in Eugene, Ore. on Saturday.
KN lost 6-4 to the Willamette Valley All Stars in the final, after defeating Meridian (Idaho) 4-2 in the semifinals earlier in the day.
Trailing 6-0 early, Kobe Dumo hit a two-run single and Joey Duberstein a two-run double, but they couldn’t complete the rally.
Wenatchee AppleSox 7, Walla Walla Sweets 2: Southridge graduate Bryce Jackson picked up the win in relief, as the AppleSox scored seven times in the bottom of the eighth inning to rally.
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Jackson pitched two scoreless innings, striking out one.
Cabe Reiten was the hero, hitting a tie-breaking grand slam to put Wenatchee on top 6-2.
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Imhof, Arlt (7), Tygerson (7) and Fraser. Kaprielian, Edson (5), B. Jackson (7), Bryant (9) and Schultz. Highlights—WW: Zeile 3x4, 2B; Imhof 6.1 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K. Wenatchee: Reiten 2x4, HR, 4 RBIs; Moore 2x5; Stephens 2x5; Gunsolus 2x4, 2B; Howell 2B.