Local report: Yaks split twin bill with Wenatchee

April 29, 2012 by  

WENATCHEE, Wash. — Will Chavarria’s 12th-inning sacrifice fly boosted Yakima Valley to an 8-7 win over Wenatchee Valley on Saturday and enabled the Yaks to escape with an East Region doubleheader split.

YVCC, which lost the first game 8-0, remained third in the tightly bunched East going into today’s home game against second-place Columbia Basin.

Selah right-hander Jake Fife will pitch for the Yaks (12-7) in the 1 p.m. start at Parker Field. The game was originally scheduled as the second of a doubleheader last Wednesday, but was rained out.

Yakima Valley took a 7-5 lead into the bottom of the ninth in the nightcap, but a leadoff double and RBI single got the Knights within one and a bases-loaded walk tied it. Carson Miller got the final out with the sacks still full and pitched through the 11th before Fife closed.

YVCC scored the game-winner when Kyle Mall led off with a single, took second on a passed ball and third on a wild pitch. Chavarria scored him with one out.

Sam Trout, who had three of Yakima Valley’s five hits in the opener, went a combined 5 for 8 including an RBI double in the second game. Kyle Thompson had three hits in the nightcap while Ryan King doubled twice.

Counting today’s game, the Yaks will play seven of their nine remaining games at home.

Game 1

Yakima Valley 000 000 000 — 0 5 3
Wenatchee Valley 001 003 04x — 8 12 2

Garvin, Eck (7) and Chavarria; Kerns, Swanson (9) and Valdez.

YVCC highlights: Sam Trout 3-3.

Game 2

Yakima Valley 021 110 011 001 — 8 14 0
Wenatchee Val. 000 002 302 000 — 7 12 3

Askvig, Darling (4), Valley (6), Schmidt (7), Druffel (9), Miller (9), Fife (12) and Smith, Chavarria (8); Valdez, San Miguel (3), Dawkins (7), Willis (9) and Valdez.

YVCC highlights: Kyle Thompson 3-5, 2b, 8th; Reid Martinez 2-6, RBI; Ryan King 2-5, 2 2b, RBI; Trout 2-5, 2b, RBI.

CWU overrun by W. Oregon

MONMOUTH, Ore. — Brandon Wang had two hits in the first game and Brett Gray produced two in the second, but Central Washington was beaten 8-0 and 9-4 in its GNAC doubleheader Saturday with Western Oregon.

The Wolves (18-2 GNAC, 29-8 overall), ranked 13th nationally and No. 1 in last week’s NCAA Division II West Region poll, allowed only four hits in the opener and kept the Wildcats (8-14, 16-24 blanked until the final inning of the second game when two errors led to two of Central’s four runs.

Central, outhit 24-11 on the day, will meet Western Oregon again today in a doubleheader scheduled to start at noon.

Game 1

Central Wash. 000 000 000 — 0 4 2
Western Oregon 000 002 06x — 8 9 0

Bushman, Davidson (4), Knutson (6), Button (8) and Sani; Wood and Blackwell.

CWU highlights: Brandon Wang 2-4.

Game 2

Central Wash. 000 000 4 — 4 7 0
Western Oregon 310 032 x — 9 15 2

Rohde, Davidson (5), Hastings (6) and Leid; Bradshaw and Blackwell.

CWU highlights: Brett Gray 2-3; Jimmy Ryerson 1-3, 2b, RBI; Kyle Sani 1-3, RBI; Ethan Sterkel 1-3, RBI.


Yaks drop 2 at Blue Mountain

PENDLETON, Ore. — Courtney Cable hammered out two doubles, a homer and scored two runs, but Yakima Valley fell to Blue Mountain 5-3 in the second game of a Saturday East Region doubleheader.

The Timberwolves won the first game 8-0.

Cable, a freshman from Selah, also was 1 for 3 the opener. Arlene Futch and Tori Slobig had two hits apiece in the second game for YVCC (4-17 region, 13-19-1 overall).

The Yaks continue region play today with a noon doubleheader at Treasure Valley.

Game 1

Yakima Valley 000 000 — 0 4 4
Blue Mountain 211 013 — 8 12 0

McKinley and Reeves; Alexander and Weber.

Highlights: Arlene Futch 1-3; Courtney Cable 1-3; Krysta Beach 1-2; Jenna Bice 1-2.

Game 2

Yakima Valley 000 101 1 — 3 10 1
Blue Mountain 120 200 x — 5 6 1

Marbet and Reeves; Bennett, Alexander (6) and Weber.

Highlights: Futch 2-4, run; Courtney Cable 3-4, 2 runs, HR, 2 2b, RBI; Tori Slobig 2-4, RBI; Beach 1-4 RBI; Jessie Ihly 1-3; Jenna Bice 1-3.


Wauge wins Modifieds opener

Mark Wauge of Medford, Ore. won the Modifieds five-car main event during the season-opening event Friday night at State Fair Raceway.

A total of five classes competed on Friday. The next event is scheduled for May 12.


Hornets — Heat: Greg Swartz, Marcie Shull-Desserault, Brandon Corrigan, Merle Stiltner. Main: Shull-Desserault, Swartz, Stiltner, Corrigan

Pure Stocks — Heat: Lance Stafford, Marcie Shull-Desserault, Monica Howard, Blair Shoemaker, Wayne Griffith, Dave Carter. Main: Shoemaker, Larry Tracy, Shull-Desserault, Howard, Griffith, Carter.

Super Stocks — Heat: Brent Townley, Dan Howard, Vaile Thompson, Bryan Corrigan, Steve Latt, Dylan Dow. Main: Corrigan, Thompson, Latt, Howard, Townley.

Sportsman — Heat: Rick Milbourne, Coy Rogers. Main: Milbourne, Rogers.

Modifieds — Heat: Mark Wauge, Don Jenner, Zach Simpson, Kyler Moore, Rick Sjogren. Main: Wauge, Jenner, Craig Moore, Matt Jenner, Simpson.

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