Tyler Detloff went 4-for-6 and drove in four runs, and Quentin LaFontaine was 5-for-6 and scored three times as the Kennewick Outlaws got off to a big start in the American Legion AAA Northwest Regional Tournament with a 15-4 win over the Boise Capitals at Powers Field in Cheyenne, Wyo.
Detloff’s hit a two-run triple and scored on Blake Loftus’ double as the Outlaws took a 3-0 lead in the top of the fourth. They blew the game open with a six-spot in the sixth inning on four singles — including a two-run hit by Roger Ingram Jr. — two errors and a pair of walks.
“We hit the ball very well,” said Kennewick coach Nate Holdren. “Twenty-one hits in nay baseball game — you’re going to score a lot of runs. We pitched the ball well enough and played good defense behind them.”
Gerald Hein got the start and threw six innings of two-run ball.
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The Outlaws move along in the double-elimination bracket to play either Montana or Wyoming at 6:30 p.m. today.
See Scoreboard on C4 for boxscore.
Gerald Hein, Kooper Blair (7), Alex Scarver (9) and Charlie DeWitt; n/a. Highlights: TJ Rea (K) 3x4, 2B, RBI; Larry DeWitt (K) 2x5, 2R, RBI; C. DeWitt (K) 3x6, 2R, 2 RBI; Quentin LaFontaine (K) 5x6, 2B, RBI, 3R; Tyler Detloff (K) 4x6, 3B, 2R, 4 RBI; Blake Loftus (K) 2B, 2R; Hein (K) 6IP-7H-2ER-5K-4BB.