YVCC’s Henton moving on to Boise St.

April 14, 2012 by  

EV’s Zimmer will play for Yaks ||

YAKIMA, Wash. — An early season knee injury didn’t stop high-scoring Brandi Henton from returning to the Division I ranks.

The 5-foot-9 standout, who averaged nearly 25 points per game for Yakima Valley before her season ended just nine games in, signed a letter of intent Friday to play for Boise State.

“I thinks it’s a testimonial to what kind of player she is,” YVCC coach Cody Butler said. “She only played nine games and still gets to play at the Division I level.”

The Modesto, Calif., native was the Big West Conference freshman of the year at Long Beach State, where she averaged 12.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game before transferring to YVCC.

Butler also announced the addition of East Valley’s Mikaela Zimmer to the Yaks.

The 6-foot forward averaged nearly 10 points per game for the Class 2A state runners-up, and earned first-team all-CWAC honors.

She will join Red Devils teammate Jamie Hodgson, Wapato’s Sammi Jo Blodgett and Amber Jones of White Swan as freshmen for YVCC, which finished second in the NWAACC tournament.

“Local, quality kids are the important thing,” Butler said. “It’s always good to recruit kids from successful programs because they expect success.”


Central splits with Corban

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Kyle Sani hit a three-run homer to lead Central Washington to a 6-4 victory over Corban University in the first game of a nonleague baseball doubleheader Friday.

Corban, from Salem, Ore., won the second game 10-8 in eight innings to gain the split.

Sani’s lone hit in the opener was a three-run shot that put Central (13-19) ahead 6-2 in the seventh. Brandon Wang had two hits and two RBI,

Sani added two hits and two RBI in the second game, with Chris Hashimoto also collecting two hits, and Glen Reser matching Sani’s two RBI.

Game 1

Corban 001 010 011 — 4 9 1
Central Wash. 210 000 30x — 6 10 2

White, Hull (7), Virtue (8) and Gokey; Rohde, Knutson (6), Jones (8), Hastings (9), Davidson (9) and Sani. W—Rohde (4-2). L—White (7-4). Sv—Davidson (2). HR—CWU, Sani (4).

CWU highlights: Kyle Sani 3-run HR; Brandon Wang 2-3, 2b, 2 RBI; Brett Bielec 2-4; Derrick Webb 2-4, RBI.

Game 2

Corban 230 300 02 — 10 14 0
Central Wash. 203 111 00 — 8 11 3

Kopra, Rodriguez (4) and Gokey; Button, Bushman (4), Davidson (5), Jones (8), Hastings (8) and Sani. W—Rodriguez (2-0). L—Davidson (1-1).

CWU highlights: Sani 2-3, 2 RBI; Chris Hasimoto 2-3, 2b; Glen Reser 2 RBI; Ethan Sterkel 2b.


Walla Walla sweeps Yaks

YAKIMA, Wash. — Top-ranked Walla Walla started with shutout pitching and finished with strong hitting en route to a 5-0, 13-6 sweep over Yakima Valley in an NWAACC East doubleheader Friday at Dunbar Field.

Arlene Futch was 2 for 4 in each game for the Yaks, who moved to 2-14 in the East and 8-15-1 overall.

YVCC hosts Columbia Basin today at noon.

Game 1

Walla Walla 020 030 0 — 5 8 1
Yakima Valley 000 000 0 — 0 6 3

Kosanke and Verity; McKinley and Reeves.

YVCC highlights: Arlene Futch 2-4; Courtney Cable 1-3; Tori Slobig 1-3, 2b; Jessie Ihly 1-2; Jenna Bice 1-3, 3b.

Game 2

Walla Walla 012 054 1 — 13 15 1
Yakima Valley 000 105 0 — 6 12 2

Kosanke and Verity; Marbette, Slobig (6) and Reeves.

YVCC highlights: Futch 2-4, RBI; Cable 1-3, run; Slobig 1-3, 2 runs; Krysta Beach 1-4, run; Ihly 2-4, run, 2 RBI; Kiley Dunn 2-3, 3b, run, 3 RBI; Whitney Biehl 1-3; Bice 1-3.

Filed under All, CWU Baseball, YVCC Basketball (W), YVCC Fastpitch

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