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Irwin, Grillo lead Dusters A sweep of Knights

Nick Irwin threw seven full innings to win Game 1 5-2, and Chase Grillo led the Kennewick Dusters with three hits in a 12-2 Game 2 victory to lift the Dusters to a CWL ‘A’ doubleheader sweep of the Richland Knights on Monday.

On Sunday, the Dusters won twice at the West Valley Big Bang Wood Bat tournament in Yakima, beating Hermiston 10-5 in the championship game. With Kennewick trailing 4-2 in the top of the seventh, the Dusters rallied for eight runs, highlighted by Irwin’s bases-clearing double.


Brutton, Maki (4), Obermeyer (4) and Lee; Irwin and Cooke. Highlights: Richter (R) 2x3, 2B; Brutton (R) 3B; Lee (R) 2x3, 2 2B; Irwin (K) 7Ks; Starcher (K) 2x3, 2B; Cooke (K) 2x3, 2B; Ofstun (K) 2B.


Corrigan, Howes (3) and Lee; Grillo, DeGarmo (5) and Cooke. Highlights: Starcher (K) 3B; Grillo (K) 3x3.


Dusters A

Watters, H. Berg (5), Grillo (7), and D. Berg; Sexton, Gritz (6), Gassler (7) and Caldwell. Highlights: Watters (K) 4 IP/3 K; Grillo (K) 3x4, 2B, 3B, 2R, 3 RBI; Irwin (K) 2X4 2R 2RBI


Edwards, Garcia(5), and Garcia; Vega, Watters (4), and D. Berg. Highlights: Daniels (K) 3x4, 2B; Irwin (K) 3x3, 3B; Grillo (K) 3x4, 2B; Flynn (K) 3x4, 2B.

Community service

The Tri-City Americans will host a donation for the fire victims of North Central Washintgon today from 12:30-5:30 p.m. at the Main 1 foyer of the Toyota Center. Donations of new and gently used every day household items (toiletries, towels, batteries, flashlights, pet food, non-perishable food, paper plates, etc.) are appreciated. Donations of $10 or more worth of items will receive a free adult ticket to the American’s Oct. 4 game against the Seattle Thunderbirds.