Kennewick American opened play at the Cal Ripken 12U state tournament in dominating fashion, pounding out 46 hits Thursday in a pair of victories in Olympia.
In the opener, Blaine Chavez went 3-for-3 with two triples and drove in six runs as Kennewick beat East Lewis County 25-0. Ian Gonzales added a home run for Kennewick.
In the second game, Kennewick no-hit Lower Valley behind the pitching of Kamden Benecke and Riley Cissne.
Peyton Robinson hit a home run and drove in three runs for Kennewick, while Trey Poland went 2-for-2 with three RBIs.
Kennewick continues pool play today, taking on Kelso at 9 a.m., and Longview at 1 p.m.
Kennewick 7(13)0 5 — 25 25 0
East Lewis County 000 0 — 0 1 3
Bryson Knapik, Trey Poland (3) and Riley Cissne, Easton Bowe (4); McMahan, Peters (2), Fried (4) and Williams. Highlights—Ian Gonzales (K) HR, 2 RBIs; Chance Hailey (K) 3x3, 3 RBIs; Blaine Chavez (K) 3x3, 2 3B, 6 RBIs.
Kennewick 70(11) 5 — 23 21 1
Lower Valley 000 0 — 0 0 4
Kamden Benecke, Riley Cissne (4) and Ian Gonzales; Angel, Lane (2), Hunter (3) and Mason. Highlights—Peyton Robinson (K) HR, 3 RBIs; Gonzales (K) 3x3, 2B; Hailey (K) 3x3, RBI; Kelen Rutz (K) 3B; Easton Bowe (K) 2B; Cissne (K) 3B; Benecke (K) 3x4, 2 RBIs; Poland (K) 2x2, 3 RBIs.
Cal Ripken 11s: Kennewick American won its first two pool play games at the state tournament in Kelso, beating Puyallup 16-7 and Lewis County 10-0 in four innings.
Against Lewis County, Eden Blanco threw a no-hitter, striking out six. Jackson Lind went 2-for-3 at the plate with three RBIs.
In the opener, Jaden Gill went 4-for-4 with three RBIs, while Blanco was 3-for-4 and Caleb Stevenson drove in three runs.Today, Kennewick will play Black Hills at 3 p.m. to finish pool play.
Cal Ripken 11s: Kennewick National opened the state tournament with a 9-0 victory over host Kelso.
Kyle Wright and Garrett Noethe combined for 12 strikeouts and Raul Duran drove in two runs.
Kennewick will play Mt. Rainier (9 a.m.) and Long View (1 p.m.) today to finish pool play.
Kelso 000 000 — 0 2 4
Kennewick 212 22x — 9 6 2
Nick Miller, Tsenenjinie (4) and Burns; Kyle Wright, Garrett Noethe (5) and Micah Kennell. Highlights—Raul Duran (Ken) 2 RBIs; Nate Elsethagen 2x2 (Ken); Wright 6K, Noethe 6K.
Senior Babe Ruth: The Kennewick Wolfpack lost 10-5 to the Spradlin Rockhawks in the Southern Washington state tournament in Hoquiam.
Dylan Keech hit an RBI triple and Skyler Morby a run-scoring double as the Wolfpack hung four on the board in the top of the first. But the Rockhawks answered with three in the bottom of the frame and two more in the second. After Kennewick knotted the score with a run in the fifth, the wheels fell off as Spradlin scored five in the bottom of the inning.
The Wolfpack faces an elimination game at 7 p.m. today.
Kennewick 400 010 0 — 5 5 4
Spradlin 320 050 x — 10 13 4
Lane Dahl and Skyler Morby; J. Bretz and J. Guined. Highlights—Dylan Keech (K) 2x4, 3B; Morby (K) 2B; J. Steen (S) 3x4, 2R; D. Linez (K) 2x4, 2B.
Little League 11s: Richland National beat Greater Richland 5-3 in the championship game of the District 12 11-year-old Little League Tournament on Wednesday night in Yakima.
Silas Templeton did not allow any runs in the first four innings for RNLL.
RNLL led 1-0 until the fifth inning, when GRLL’s Landon Webb hit a solo home run to tie the score. Webb also pitch 52⁄3 innings for Greater Richland.
RNLL took the lead for good in the sixth as Jacob Kump’s double drove in three runs for a 4-1 lead.
RNLL will open state tournament play July 19 in Chehalis.
American Legion: The Kennewick Dusters cleaned up on the first day of the Donnelly Senior Legion Summer Classic in Boise, beating the Reno Vipers 10-0 and Pocatello 3-2.
Blake Marboe threw a complete game against Reno, scattering two hits and striking out five. Tyson Patten drove in three runs, while Cory Dearing and Noah Garrard and Kaden Enriquez each had two hits.
Against Pocatello, Logan Smith drove in two runs and Chase Krumm pitched a complete game, striking out two.
Today, the Dusters play the Centennial Cannons at 9 a.m.
Reno 000 000 — 0 2 2
Kennewick 003 403 — 10 11 0
Parry, Talonen (5) and Bussa; Blake Marboe and Brandon Searles. Highlights—Cory Dearing (K) 2x4; Tyson Patten (K) 3 RBIs; Noah Garrard (K) 2x4; Kaden Enriquez (K) 2x3.
Kennewick 000 003 0 — 3 5 0
Pocatello 101 000 0 — 2 6 2
Chase Krumm and Noah Garrard; Josh Holmes and Hall. Highlights—Logan Smith (K) 2 RBIs.
Triple Crown Tournament: Pasco Fury 12U will compete in the 60-team Triple Crown World Series from July 21-26 in Park City, Utah.
The Fury qualified after finishing fourth at a Triple Crown qualifier in March in Moses Lake. The tournament had 30 teams.
To help defray their costs, the Fury has teamed with Applebees on Road 68 in Pasco for a fundraiser breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 per person.
“We are getting close to what we need, but anything helps,” said Pasco coach Dan Charron.
Pasco will play the Colorado Springs Stealth and the Utah Bandits on July 22. The following day, Pasco takes on So Cal SWAT.
Pasco Fury Team: Eden Blanco, Danny Castaneda, Daniel Charron, Riley Cissne, Preston Close, Anthony Cruz, Bridger Feldmann, Davian Iniguez, Logan Mercado, Izzy Romero, Estevan Ruiz, Kooper Swentik, Evan Wagner, Juan Walle Jr. Head Coach: Dan Charron. Assistant coaches: Ty Wagner, Ward Feldmann, and Robert Swentik.