Legion Ball

Twin City Titans wrap up top spot in CWL Senior Legion

Jesse Houser had three hits -- two of them doubles - and drove in three runs to lead the host Twin City Titans over the Yakima Valley Pepsi Pak 6-3 on Thursday at Richland High School.

Nate Ruane pitched six innings of five-hit ball for Twin City.

With the victory, the Titans finish atop the Central Washington League Senior American Legion baseball standings with a 17-7 record.

The Kennewick Bandits finish second at 16-8, while the Hanford Flames are third at 15-9. The Pepsi Pak placed fourth at 14-10, while the Yakima Beetles and the Apple Valley Packers tied for fifth at 10-14. The Pasco Sun Devils finished seventh at 2-22.

The Titans will host one of the four Super Regional tournaments on Saturday and Sunday at Richland High School, with opponents still to be determined.

Saturday’s games at Richland will be at 4 and 7 p.m., with Twin City playing in the night game.

The No. 2 Kennewick Bandits will play in the Colfax Super Regional at 10 a.m. Saturday, while the No. 5 Yakima Beetles play in Colfax at 2 p.m.

The No. 3 Hanford Flames will play at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Centralia Super Regional, while the No. 4 Yakima Valley Pepsi Pak will play at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Issaquah Super Regional.

The top two placers in each of the four-team Super Regionals will advance to the state tournament, which begins July 28 in Selah.

Yakima Valley 002 001 0 -- 3 5 1

Twin City 121 200 x -- 6 12 1

Ross and Wells; Nate Ruane, Corey Morris (7) and Ty Earley. Highlights--Morris (TC) 2x4, 3 RBIs, 2B; Logan Jackson (TC) 2x4; Jesse Houser (TC) 3x4, 3 RBIs, 2 2Bs; Mason Hilty (TC) 2x4, 2B; Dillon Klute (TC) 2x2, 2B, 2 runs; Ruane (TC) 2BB-3K.