The Kennewick Wolfpack lost to Castle Rock 14-13 in an offensive slugfest but still finished 2-1 in pool play at the High Desert Classic in Ephrata to advance to today’s 2 p.m. semifinals.
The Wolfpack scored six runs in the bottom of the third to take a 6-4 lead and picked up seven more the next inning to go ahead 13-4. But Castle Rock scored seven runs in the top of the fifth and got three more in the sixth to take the lead.
Phillip Chen, Killian Cartmell, Jeremy Carson and Andrew Marble each had two hits for Kennewick.
Castle Rock 400 073 0 — 14 10 2
Kennewick Wolfpack 006 700 0 — 13 14 5
Wes Tripp, Adam Langley (4), Jackson Kuzminsky (5), Cody Anderson (6) and Chase Smith, Brady Woodrum (5); Dylan Keech, Brody Samples (5), Andrew Marble (5) and Ryan Vela, Samples (6). Highlights—Phillip Chen (K) 2x4, 2R; Marble (K) 2x3, 2 RBI; Killian Cartmell (K) 2x3, 2R; Jeremy Carson (K) 2x3, 2R; Wes Kuzminsky (CR) 3x5, 2 RBI, 2R; Woodrum (CR) 2x3, 2R; Langley (CR) 2x3, 3 RBI.
w The Kennewick Phantoms have started out 0-3 at the Ed McNamera Tournament in Moses Lake.
The Phantoms lost 7-5 to the Hanford AA Flames on Friday, as Andrew Townsend was 3-for-4 with a double for Kennewick. Teammates Blake Loftus and Tyler Detloff each added two hits, including a double.
Kennewick then lost 3-2 to Wilder Baseball on Friday, as Loftus went 2-for-3 for the Phantoms.
On Saturday, Bellingham Post 7 beat Kennewick 6-1. Charlie DeWitt was 3-for-4 for Kennewick with two doubles, while teammate Garret Dixon was 2-for-2.
w The Richland A Knights swept the visiting Ellensburg Bulldogs 11-10 and 5-0 in a nonleague twinbill at Richland High.
In the opener, Gunnar Gibbon scored Chase Wilson with a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh. Wilson picked up the win after four innings of scoreless relief, giving up only one hit.
In the nightcap, Tyrion Smith pitched six innings, giving up only two hits and striking out seven. Jared Hartwig pitched a 1-2-3 seventh and went 2-for-2 to help the Knights’ cause.
Richland’s Josh Ellis went 4-for-7 with two RBIs for the doubleheader.