Local Report: Sterkel powers CWU baseball to victory

April 10, 2012 by  

SPOKANE, Wash. — Ethan Sterkel had three hits, including a two-run home run, and three RBI as Central Washington routed Whitworth 13-0 in first game of a non-league baseball doubleheader Tuesday.

Whitworth (18-11-1) turned the tables in the second game, winning 12-1 to gain the split.

In the opener, Central (12-18) collected 15 hits, with all nine starters getting at least one. Brady Kincannon matched Sterkel with three, while Kyle Sani had a three-run homer.

That was plenty of offense for starter Kyle Long and relievers Drew Davidson and Deren Jones, whoc combined on a five-hit shutout.

Glen Reser had two hits, including a solo homer, in the second game for Central.

Game 1

Central Washington 000 451 030 — 13 15 0

Whitworth 000 000 000 — 0 5 2

Long, Davidson (8), Jones (9) and Sani, Swartz (8); Scott, Ellendt (5), Duppenthaler (8), Combo (9) and Takemura. W—Long (3-3). L—Scott (1-1).

CWU highlights: Ethan Sterkel 3-4, HR, 3 RBI; Brady Kincannon 3-5, 2b, RBI; Kyle Sani 2-3, HR, 3 RBI; David Leid 2b, 2 RBI.

Game 2

Central Washington 000 010 000 — 1 6 2

Whitwort 200 062 20x — 12 17 1

Knutson, Button (5), Cruzen (6), Rohde (7) and Sani; Scourey, King (9) and Davis. W—Scourey (1-0). L—Knutson (0-1).

CWU highlights: Glen Reser 2-4, 2b, solo HR; Brandon Wang 2b.


Yaks split with Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. — Jake Fife’s RBI single in the 10th inning lifted Yakima Valley to a 5-4 victory over Spokane in the second game of an NWAACC East doubleheader on Tuesday.

The Yaks, who lost the first game 13-11, moved to 6-2 in the East and 16-6 overall.

Will Chavarria led off the 10th inning with a triple, setting up Fife’s go-ahead hit.

YVCC’s Kyle Mall was 3 for 5 in the opener with two doubles. A summary of the second game was unavailable at press time.

Game 1

Yakima Valley 015 100 130 — 11 15 2

Spokane 250 030 03x — 13 14 2

Miller, Schmit (3), Eck (5), Vetsch (7), Askvig (9) and Chamberlain.

Highlights: J.R. Weigel (YV) 3-6; Kyle Thompson (YV) 1-3, 3 runs; Jake Fife (YV) 2-5, 3b, 2 runs, RBI; Kyle Mall (YV) 3-5, 2 2b, run, RBI; Tanner Chamberlain (YV) 2-5.

Note: Game 2 summary unavailable.



CE grad blanks YVCC

Hailey Bator pitched a five-inning, one-hit shutout in the first game to spark Wenatchee Valley to an 11-0, 9-0 sweep over Yakima Valley in an NWAACC East doubleheader Tuesday at Dunbar Field.

Bator, a freshman from Cle Elum, struck out six and went 2 for 3 at the plate with two doubles and two runs.

The Yaks (2-12, 8-13-1) host Walla Walla on Friday.

Game 1

Wenatchee Valley 623 00 — 11 10 1

Yakima Valley 000 00 — 0 1 3

Bator and Cullip; McKinley and Reeves.

Highlights: Arlene Futch (YV) 1-2; Hailey Bator (W) 6 K, 2-3, 2 2b, 2 runs, RBI; Raye Dorcas (W) 3-run 3b.

Game 2

Wenatchee Valley 007 20 — 9 4 0

Yakima Valley 000 00 — 0 2 1

Thomas and Cullip; Marbet and Reeves.

Highlights: Courtney Cable (YV) 1-2, 2b; Whitney Biehl (YV) 1-2.



Matthews betters age at Elks

Terry Matthews turned in an even-par round of 71 at the Yakima Elks on Monday, besting his own age of 73.

Duane Oberlander, Jack VanVleck and Dan Rollins witnessed the round.


Gonzales gets hole-in-one

Mike Gonzales hit a hole-in-one at Cherry Hill Golf Course in Granger. Gonzales aced the 92-yard, No. 5 hole. The shot was witnessed by Mark Buechler.

Filed under All, CWU Baseball, Local Golf, YVCC Baseball, YVCC Fastpitch

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