Legion Ball

Junior Bandits, Beetles split doubleheader

Ryan Sanders and Chad Crider combined on a three-hit shutout, and Jordan Dawson had a double and two RBIs as Kennewick topped Yakima 4-0 to open a nonleague American Legion doubleheader Sunday at Southridge High.

The Beetles came back to win the nightcap 9-2.

Kyle Harvey and Ethan Sanders each added doubles in the opener for the Bandits, and Matthew Oldham drove in a pair of runs in the second game.

Yakima 000 000 0 — 0 3 1

Kennewick 100 120 x — 4 6 1

Steven Garrett, Blaine (3), Imporial (5) and Weiss; Ryan Sanders, Chad Crider (5), Matthew Oldham (6) and Jake Kirchhoff. Highlights—Sanders (K) 4IP-2H; Kyle Harvey (K) 2x3, 2B; Jordan Dawson (K) 2x3, 2B, 2 RBI; Ethan Sanders (K) 2B, RBI; JaShawn Simon (K) 2R.

Yakima 032 012 0 — 9 10 0

Kennewick 200 000 0 — 2 7 3

Mains, McCormick (3), Haas (5) and McDonald; Trenton Nett, E. Sanders (3), Tate Spivey (5), Dawson (7) and Charlie Landefeld. Highlights—Tyle Dupuis (K) 2x4, 2B; Oldham (K) 2 RBI; Haas (Y) 2x3; Imperiol (Y) 3x4.

Junior Bash: Sawyer Henry had a pair of two-run singles and Connor Sutey added another as the Hanford Flames did all their scoring in the sixth inning of an 11-1 win over the Kennewick Phantoms for third place at Waits Field.

Parker Darnell threw a beauty for the Flames, a three-hitter with five shutout innings after giving up a run in the Phantoms’ first turn at the plate.

Kennewick was poised for the win but — as can happen on the third day of tournaments — ran out of pitching at the end.In the game for seventh and eighth, Hermiston downed the Kennewick Dusters 11-5 behind a 4-for-5, four-RBI game from Chase Root.

Phantoms 100 000 — 1 3 3

Flames 000 00(11) — 11 7 0

Lafontaine, Kutzke (4), Plew (6), Rea (6) and Townsend; Parker Darnell and Trevor Romero. Highlights—Dewitt (P) RBI; Connor Sutey (F) 2x2, 2 RBI; Sawyer Henry (F) 2x4, 4 RBI; Mitch Godwin (F) 1x2, RBI; Darnell (F) 6IP-3H-3K.

Hermiston 000 212 6 — 11 11 1

Dusters 001 013 0 — 5 7 1

Lindermach, Sexton (6) and Smith; Mananelli, Deering (5), Symons (7) and Mauth. Highlights—Bowns (D) 2B, 3 RBI; Deering (D) 2x2; Chase Root (H) 4x5, 4 RBI; Shawn Smtih (H) 2x4; Nychal Gritz (H) 2x4.

Kimmel Invitational: The Hanford Flames Junior A team bounced back from three consecutive losses with a 5-0 win over the Crimson Cannons at the Corporal Nick Kimmel Invitational at Moses Lake.

Trevor Smith went 3-for-4 with and RBI, and Trevor Hammitt went 2-for-4 with an RBI and added an outfield assist, gunning a throw from center field to catch a runner trying to take third in the first inning.

Crimson Cannons 000 000 0 — 0 5 2

Hanford 002 300 x — 5 10 0

Williams and Johnson; Ian Ross, Grant Cowen (3), Chase Becker (5), Dylan Rice (7) and Tucker Anderson. Highlights—Trevor Smith (H) 3x4, RBI; Trevor Hammitt (H) 2x4, RBI; Cowan (H) 2x4; Josh Betzsold (H) RBI. Previous scores: WV 12, Hanford 3; Kimmel Titans 2, Hanford 1; Asotin County 6, Hanford 3.

West Coast League: The Walla Walla Sweets lost their first game in four days, falling 5-2 to the Medford Rogues at Borleske Stadium. Former Columbia Basin College standout Mac Acker picked up the win for Medford, allowing two runs — one earned — on five hits in six innings.

Former Southridge star Spencer O’Neil scored the Sweets’ first run after doubling in the second and scoring on Kris Paulino’s RBI single.

Wolfpack second in Ephrata: Ethan Langlois belted a two-run homer during a four-run sixth inning for Kennewick, but the rally came too late in a 7-5 loss to the Belgrade (Mont.) Bandits in the championship game of the White Division at the High Desert Classic.

The Senior Babe Ruth club was hitless through four innings as Belgrade pitcher Brett Franklin, who throws for Spokane Falls CC in the spring, finished with 10 strikeouts in a four-hitter.

The Wolfpack won its first game, 8-3 over the Basin River Dogs, as Chris Gill smacked a pair of doubles and drove in three runs. Rylen Crawford and Brody Samples combined on the six-hitter.

Kennewick 000 410 3 — 8 11 3

Basin 010 020 0 — 3 6 4

Rylen Crawford, Brody Samples (6) and Chad Bettinson, Ethan Langlois (2), Phillip Chen (3); Gunner Gocke, Tyler Johnson (5) and Desi Villarreal. Highlights—Jake Ebberts (K) 2x4, 2R, RBI; Chris Gill (K) 2x4, 2 2B, 3 RBI; Samples (K) 2x3, RBI; Austin Gagnon (K) 2x3, R; Robert Lund (B) 2x4, 2B, 2 RBI; Johnson (B) 2x2, R.

Kennewick 000 004 1 — 5 4 3

Belgrade 202 201 x — 7 10 0

Langlois, Bettinson (5) and Ebberts; Brett Franklin and Connor Switzer. Highlights—Ebberts (K) 2B, RBI; Langlois (K) 2-R HR; Derek Seely (K) 1x3, R; Trevor Mahn (B) 2x4, 2R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI; Barry Teagan (B) 2x3; Josh Browning (B) 2x3, 2R; Franklin (B) 7IP-4H-10K.