Connor Craig tripled in a pair of runs as Twin City jumped out with a three-run first, and Hunter Chambers’ RBI single in the third proved to be the winner as the Titans opened with a 6-3 win over Rainier Baseball at the Yakima Firecracker baseball tournament on Thursday at Davis High School.
The Titans scored early again in their second game but couldn’t keep it up in a 12-4 loss to the Walla Walla Bears.
Cody Pedroza went the distance on the hill in the opener, giving up six hits and two walks while striking out seven.
Gibson McGeorge knocked in a pair of runs, and Logan Jackson had two more hits to up his average to .467 (7-for-15) over his last four games.
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Levi Broeske’s two-run double in the first got the Titans off to a quick start against Walla Walla. But the Bears answered back with three in the second and six in the third.
Rainier 021 000 0 — 3 6 2
Twin City 301 200 x — 6 8 0
Cabrerra and n/a; Cody Pedroza and Tyler Kjarmo. Highlights—Logan Jackson (TC) 2x4, SB; Sheldon Liikala (TC) 2x4; Gibson McGeorge (TC) 2 RBI; Mason Hilty (TC) 3B, 2R; Connor Craig (TC) 3B, 2 RBI; Pedroza (TC) 7IP-6H-3ER-2BB-7K.
Twin City 210 010 — 4 6 1
Walla Walla 036 201 — 12 17 0
McGeorge, Dylan Keech (5) and Kjarmo; Carkner, n/a and n/a. Highlights—Levi Broeske (TC) 2x3, 2B, 3 RBI;
JUNIOR BANDITS 18, FLAMES 11: The Kennewick Junior Bandits and Hanford Flames didn’t wait for the sun to go down to shoot off some fireworks.
Tate Spivey drove in seven runs to lead the Junior Bandits to an 18-11 win over the Flames in an American Legion game Thursday at Waits Field.
Tyler Dupuis and Colin Doyle each drove in three runs for Kennewick as the two teams combined for 32 hits and 12 errors in the nine-inning contest.
Sawyer Henry was 3-for-6 with two doubles and three RBIs for the Flames, and Jon Miles went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs.
Kennewick 260 120 520 — 18 15 4
Hanford 100 223 102 — 11 17 8
Baiman, Kreider (5), Sanders (6) and Landefeld; Darnell, Sutey (5), McKee (8) and Miles. Highlights—Tate Spivey (K) 3x5, 2B, 7 RBI; Tyler Dupuis (K) 3x6, 2B, 3 RBI; Colin Doyle (K) 3 RBI; Kyle Harvey (K) 2x4, 2B, RBI; Nate Newbry (K) 2x6, 4R; Sawyer Henry (H) 3x6, 2 2B, 3 RBI; Jon Miles (H) 3x4, 2B, 3 RBI; Nick Danna (H) 3x5, 2 RBI; Trevor Romero (H) 2x4.
32nd Duster Bowl: Matthew Oldham and Levi Scantlin each tossed one-hit shutouts to lead their teams to first-round wins in the wood bat tournament at LaPierre Field.
Oldham pitched the Kennewick Junior Bandits to an 11-0 win over the Pasco Rebels. Jake Kirchhoff was 2-for-3 with a double and RBI.
Scantlin’s one-hitter paved the way for the Kennewick Phantoms’ 10-0 win over the Pasco Sun Devils.
The Hermiston Spuds beat the Dusters Baseball Club 6-3, and the Eastlake Wolves downed the host Pepsi Cola Dusters 9-6 in the nightcap. Seth Price was 3-for-4 and drove in four runs for the Dusters.
Kennewick Junior Bandits 011 09 — 11 7 1
Pasco Rebels 000 00 — 0 1 0
Oldham and Kirchhoff; Lee, Short and Killroy. Highlights—Oldham (K) 5IP-1H-8K; Harvey (K) 2x2; Kirchhoff (K) 2x3, 2B, RBI.
Pasco Sun Devils 000 00 — 0 1 0
Kennewick Phantoms 004 33 — 10 10 0
Salinas, McCoughey and Washburn; Scantlin and Dixon. Highlights—Sitler (K) 3x4; Scantlin (K) 5IP-1H.
Hermiston Spuds 302 100 0 — 6 10 0
Dusters BC 101 001 0 — 3 7 0
Gritz, Smith and Smith; Avery, Mancinelli and Elsethagen. Highlights—Smith (H) 3x3, 2R; Gritz (H) 4IP-7K; Mikami (H) 2x3; Edmiston (H) 2x3; Garrard (DBC) 3x4; Wensveen (DBC) 2x4.
Eastlake 702 000 — 9 7 0
Pepsi Cola Dusters 000 033 — 6 7 0
Whitley and Mano; Nevajas, Smith, Kirk and Hardy, Searls. Highlights—Whitley (E) 6IP; Mano 2 RBI; Vorhos (E) 1x2, 2 RBI; Price (PC) 3x4, 4 RBI; Green (PC) 3x4, 2 RBI.
Thursday’s games: Kennewick Junior Bandits 11, Pasco Rebels 0; Kenenwick Phantoms 10, Pasco Sun Devils 0; Hermiston Spuds 6, Dusters Baseball Club 3; Eastlake 9, Pepsi Cola Dusters 6
Friday’s games: Dusters Baseball Club vs. Pasco Sun Devils, 9 a.m.; Eastlake Wolves vs. Kennewick Bandits, 11:30 a.m.; Kennewick Phantoms vs. Hermiston Spuds, 2 p.m.; Pepsi Cola Dusters vs. Pasco Rebels, 4:30 p.m.
Babe Ruth District 2: Here are Thursday’s district tournament scores from Roy Johnson Field in Kennewick:
At Roy Johnson, Kennewick
Kennewick Silver 8, Pasco 3
Richland 23, Lower Valley 0
Kennewick Blue 14, Richland 4
Pasco vs. Lower Valley, 11:45 a.m. (loser out)
Richland vs. Pasco/Lower Valley winner, 2:20 p.m. (loser out)
Kennewick Silver vs. Kennewick Blue, 11:45 a.m. (championship, No. 1 to state)
Championship loser vs. Friday winner for No. 2 to state
Richland 4, Kennewick 3
Richland vs. Kennewick, 9 a.m.
Kennewick 15, Prosser 2
Kennewick 22, Richland 6
Kennewick 17, Pasco 3
Prosser 13, Pasco 10
Prosser 12, Richland 0
Pasco 19, Richland 7
No. 2 Prosser vs. No. 3 Pasco, 5:15 p.m.
No. 1 Kennewick vs. No. 4 Richland, 8 p.m.