Richland’s Mason Hilty and Nate Ruane and Southridge’s Conner O’Neil will play for Team Adams today and Sunday at the Washington State High School Baseball Coaches All-State Games in Yakima.
The series will feature four games over two days at Davis High School. Because of an unfortunate series of events, fields at both Yakima County Stadium and Parker Field (YVCC) are unplayable.
Team Adams, coached by Glen Walker of Auburn Mountainview, will play today at 11:30 a.m. against Team Baker, coached by Terry Agnew of Woodinville.
In the second game, Team St. Helens will play Team Rainier at 3:15 p.m. On Sunday, the two losing team will meet at 10:25 a.m., while the winners will meet at 2 p.m.
An awards ceremony will follow the final game.
Admission is $7 per day for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and a family pass is $20. A weekend pass is $12 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and $35 for a family.
Hanford Flames 8-7, Lewis & Clark Twins 1-0: Jake Browne and Ryan Colson turned in a pair of excellent starts on the mound, and Isaac Benard went 4-for-4 and drove in three runs in the second game to lead the Flames to a nonleague sweep of the Twins in Senior American Legion play at Waits Field.
Benard finished with six hits on the day, but it was with the pitching that Hanford coach Nat Roe was most pleased, particularly Colson’s six innings of shutout ball.
“He threw excellent, he really did,” Roe said.
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Hanford 121 301 x — 8 9 2
Jake Ralstin, Johnny Fuller (6) and Kyle Brimey; Jake Browne, Trevor Jones (5) and Aaron Enderlin. Highlights—Finn McMichael (H) 2B, R; Jones (H) 2x4, R, 2B; Isaac Benard (H) 2x4, R; Ryan Neal (H) 1x3, 2 RBI; Brady Heid (H) 1x2, R, 2 RBI.
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Hanford 330 010 x — 7 9 1
DePaw Blunt, Conner Eggstein (4) and Brimey; Ryan Colson, Heid (7) and Browne. Highlights—Jones (H) 2x4, 2B, 2R; McMichael (H) 2x3, 2R, 2B, 2 SB; Benard (H) 4x4, 2R, 3RBI.
Dusters win two in Spokane: The Pepsi-Cola Dusters won both of their games at the River City Shootout in Spokane, beating West Valley 5-3 and the Moses lake Walleyes 1-0.
Against Moses Lake, Easton Henke threw a perfect game through 62⁄3 innings, while Tanner Owens drove in the only run with a solo home run in the fifth inning.
In the opener, Seth Price hit a pair of doubles for the Dusters, who overcame four errors.
The Dusters continue pool play today, facing Ferris at 10:30 a.m. and Prairie at 1 p.m.
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West Valley 001 200 0 — 3 3 2
Austin Crawford, Ryan Baker (4) and Austin Hardy; Jesse Paulson and Dave Wensveen. Highlights—Seth Price (D) 2x4, 2 2Bs; Jace Navejas (D) 2x3.
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Boyd and Ball; Easton Henke and Brandon Searle. Highlights— Henke (D) 3K; Tanner Owens (D) HR.
Junior Bandits swept: The Kennewick club dropped a pair of games, 3-2 to the Titan Juniors of University and 1-0 to Central Valley, at the River City Classic in Spokane.
The losses came despite a couple of strong outings from Jordan Dawson in the opener and Trenton Nett in the second contest. Nett struck out 13 in tossing a four-hitter.
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Titan Juniors 000 001 2 — 3 3 1
Jordan Dawson, Jake Bauman (7) and Charlie Landefeld; Johnny Rhodes and Kyle Ethridge. Highlights—Dawson (B) 6IP-5K.
Central Valley 010 000 0 — 1 4 2
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Paul Johnson and Harry Fueste; Trenton Nett and Jake Kirchhoff. Highlights—Nett (B) 7IP-4H-13K.