Bowling: Kent wins junior world title

June 26, 2012 by  

BANGKOK — Marshall Kent needed a golden touch Monday just to stay alive in the 12th World Youth Bowling Championships.

Tuesday, he became a gold medalist.

Kent, who barely advanced to the final day, won twice Tuesday, beating top-seeded Basil Low of Singapore 196-188 in the semifinals, and then Japan’s Shusaku Asato 226-197 to capture the boys championship.

“I was lucky to make the semifinals and was also lucky to have beaten the top seed to reach the final,” the Yakima bowler said in a story posted on the event’s website, www.worldyouth2012.

In the final, Kent took the lead after Asato had an open third frame, but gave it back after the Japanese bowler had a double in the fourth and fifth frames while Kent had an open fifth. Kent responded with three strikes in a row to retake the lead, and then closed out the victory by striking out in the 10th frame.

“The finals was a close match … but I’m glad I came off better,” Kent said. “To win the gold is not an easy task by any means, especially when there are so much talented bowlers here.”

Kent’s biggest test probably came Monday, when he needed to roll a 244 in his sixth and final game just to gain the semifinals.

Seven straight strikes put Kent in a strong position to advance but he had an open ninth. After two strikes to start the 10th frame, the 19-year-old needed nine pins to advance, but got just eight, leaving him tied with Australia’s Sam Cooley with 1,317 total pins. But Kent had a higher final game than Cooley, 244-236, to claim the tiebreaker and the final semifinal spot.

Kent became the second straight U.S. bowler to win this title and the third overall.

This latest title continues a remarkable year for the West Valley High graduate. Earlier this year, Kent won the United States Bowling Congress Team USA trials, earning him a berth in the U.S. Open, and earned a spot on Junior Team USA. He also capped his freshman season at Robert Morris College in Chicago by being named national men’s most valuable player, rookie of the year, first-team all-American, and academic all-American.

Bears stumble late in Tri-Cities

June 26, 2012 by  

PASCO, Wash. — A day after winning a game with a late-inning home run, the Yakima Bears had the tables turned on them Tuesday night.

Matt Argyropoulos’ two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted Tri-City to a 3-1 victory over the Bears in Northwest League play at Gesa Stadium.

On Monday, Yakima’s Josh Parr clubbed a grand slam in the 11th inning for a 7-3 victory in the first game of the series.

With Tuesday’s game knotted at 1-1 in the eighth, Yakima reliever Frank Santana replaced Kyle Owings and had a great start, striking out the first two batters he faced. But then he yielded a single to Miguel De Leon followed by the game-winning clout by Argyropoulos over the left-field fence.

The loss spoiled nearly seven innings of stellar pitching by two Yakima pitchers. Starter Bobby O’Neill worked three scoreless innings with three hits and two strikeouts, and Owings accounted for 32/3 innings with just two hits, four strikeouts and no walks.

The Bears tied the game in the sixth inning with a two-out rally. Michael Lang singled, moved to second when Shaun Cooper was hit by a pitch and then scored on Jacob House’s single to right.

Lang and Ronnie Freeman were both 2 for 4 with the rest of Yakima’s lineup going 3 for 25.

Tri-City starter Joshua Slaats scattered four singles over six innings and walked only one.

Yakima, which maintained its East Division lead at 6-6, plays one more game in Pasco today before the series moves to Yakima on Thursday.

Next game

Opponent: Tri-City Dust Devils.

When, where: 7:15 p.m. today, Gesa Stadium, Pasco.

Radio/Internet: KUTI (1460)/

Probable pitchers: Yakima LHP Alex Carreras (2-0, 1.50) vs. Tri-City RHP Ben Hughes (0-1, 1.64).

Click here for box score

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Ike club honoring English

June 26, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — With a teaching and coaching career that spans over 30 years, Phil English has mentored thousands of student athletes and worked tirelessly on their behalf.

In appreciation of that ongoing effort, the Parents Club of Eisenhower cross country and track and field is hosting ‘An Evening With Mister’ this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at Zesta Cucina Restaurant on Tieton Drive.

The Club is inviting former athletes and colleagues to celebrate the storied career of English, who has been at Eisenhower since 1986 and at Carroll for seven years before that. In these years he has helped raise over $14 million in college scholarship finds for his athletes.

“We wanted to bring together as many of his athletes from previous years to come back and talk about the good times and reacquaint with each other,” said Club president Nieves Negrete. “The social is just a way of saying thank you to our own force of nature.”

Negrete also noted that the timing for the event is all the more poignant with the recent passing of former Eisenhower standout Robbie Barany.

To RVSP for the event, which is also a fundraiser for the Club with an auction, contact Negrete at 930-5828 or nieve[email protected] Single tickets are $75 with couples at $100.

Martin, Cole lead Women’s City

June 26, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Pat Martin remained in the top spot at the Yakima Women’s City Tournament, but she has some company after Tuesday’s second round.

Robin Cole turned in a dazzling 2-over par 76 in wet, cool conditions at the Yakima Elks Golf and Country to grab a share of the lead with Martin, who fired a second-straight round of 81.

Their 162 totals are four shots better than five-time defending champion Nancy Eglin, who shot an 81 Tuesday. Chris Scacco is fourth at 168.

Martin, an eight-time winner, is looking for her first City title since 2006, while Cole is seeking her first City crown.

Olive Ruff holds a four-shot lead in the First Flight, and Kris Sterns had a two-shot advantage over Cathy Buchanan and Janet Bassell in Second Flight.

In the net competition, Cole is first in the Championship Flight, and Ruff and Pat Mosley led the First and Second flights, respectively.

After an off day today, the field will finish up Thursday at Apple Tree Golf Course. Players will have a shotgun start at 8 a.m.


(Tuesday at Yakima Elks)

Championship Flight

Gross: 1, (tie) Pat Martin 81-81—162, Robin Cole 86-76—182; 3, Nancy Eglin 85-81—166; 4, Chris Scacco 87-81—168; 5, Betty Gilmore 87-84—171; 6, (tie) Janet Hall 93-80—173, Pene James 86-87—173; 8, Shelly Yarbrough 88-89—177; 9, Cindi J. Stewart 91-87—178; 10, Pat Sugden 91-89—180.

Net: 1, Cole 144; 2, James 145; 3, J. Hall 146; 4, Yarbrough 147; 5, Sugden 149; 6, Martin 150; 7, Stewart 151; 8, Pat Wehr 152; 9, (tie) Gilmore 154, Scacco 154.

First Flight

Gross: 1, Olive Ruff 89-92—181; 2, Valerie Thompson 95-90—185; 3, Barb Fortier 98-90—188; 4, Judy Callarman 95-95—190; 5, Linda Plummer 98-93—191; 6, Christy Fordyce 99-95—194; 7, (tie) Judy Jones 97-100—197, Judy Rozelle 96-101—197; 9, Susann Lowary 98-101—199; 10, (tie) Dorothy Brink 103-97—200, Lynda Matthews 106-94—200, Melissa A. Keeter 98-102—200.

Net: 1, Ruff 144; 2, Fortier 146; 3, (tie) Fordyce 152, Callarman 152; 5, (tie) Jones 153, Thompson 153; 7, Plummer 155; 8, (tie) Keeter 156, Lowary 156; 10, Rozelle 159.

Second Flight

Gross: 1, Kris Sterns 101-98—199; 2, (tie) Cathy Buchanan 102-99—201, Janet Bassell 103-98—201; 4, Brenda Batali 97-105—202; 5, Marlene O’Halleron 104-99—203; 6, (tie) Carol Judy 106-100—206, Pat Mosley 103-103—206; 8, Lo Donaldson 103-104—207; 9, Judy Stone 107-104—211; 10, Carolyn Henyan 102-110—212.

Net: 1, Mosley 151; 2, Stone 152; 3, Batalli 153; 4, Sterns 154; 5, (tie) Judy 155, Buchanan 155, Bassell 155; 8, Donaldson 156; 9, O’Halleron 157; 10, Carol Finney 162.


Pak wins tourney opener

RENO, Nev. — Jace VanDeBrake and Ben Wells drove in two runs each to help the Yakima Valley Pepsi Pak defeat the Sierra Sun Devils 8-5 on opening day of the Reno Tournament.

Wells’ two-run double in the sixth inning broke a 5-5 tie for the Pak (17-5), which has won nine of its last 10 games and will play Danville, Calif., today.

• The Yakima Pepsi Beetles’ home doubleheader with Twin City scheduled for Tuesday was rained out. The Beetles play at Twin City today and will decide then when to make up Tuesday’s twin bill.

Sierra 003 200 0 — 5 5 3
Yakima Valley 002 303 x — 8 11 2

Molder, Blueberg (6) and Stroberg. Gonzalez, Johns (7) and Wells.

YV highlights: Chris Walker 2-3, 2b, RBI; Fabien Gutierrez, 2-2, 2b; Jace VanDeBrake 2 RBI; Jake Nell 2-2, RBI, 2 runs; Ben Wells 2b, 2 RBI.


Local pair 2nd team all-state

Davis’ Jhony Mendoza and Highland’s Jesus Gutierrez earned second-team honors in their respective classes on the Washington State Soccer Coaches All-State teams announced this week.

Mendoza made second team as a Class 4A defender, and Gutierrez was tabbed as a 1A forward.

Receiving honorable mention were West Valley’s Jesse Esquivel (3A midfielder) and Toppenish’s Victor Lopez (2A, forward).

Bears slam Dust Devils

June 26, 2012 by  

PASCO, Wash. — Josh Parr’s 11th-inning grand slam lifted the Yakima Bears past Tri-City 7-3 on Monday night at Gesa Stadium.

Parr, who was 0 for 4 up to that point, drove in Mark Ginther, Daniel Poma and Kevin Medrano.

Ginther and Poma had reached on singles, while Medrano walked to load the bases.

Poma was the night’s first hero for the Bears. His seventh-inning homer tied the score at 3-3.

Medrano drove in Yakima’s other run on a single in the fifth.

Tri-City’s runs all came in the first inning on Tom Murphy’s homer.

After allowing the first-inning runs, Yakima’s Blake Perry worked three more innings before turning it over to the bullpen.

Jose Jose worked one inning before giving way to Enrique Burgos, who completed two scoreless innings. Victor Capellan (1-1) worked three for the win and R.J. Hively worked the bottom of the 11th.

Martin leads after first day of Women’s City

June 26, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Pat Martin holds a four-stroke lead over Nancy Eglin after Monday’s first round of the Women’s City Tournament at Yakima Country Club.

Martin shot 81 on Monday to Eglin’s 85.

Eglin has won the tournament six years in a row.

Olive Ruff leads flight one and the overall net competition. Brenda Batali leads the second flight.

Play is scheduled to resume today at Yakima Elks Golf and Country Club and conclude on Thursday at Apple Tree Golf Course.

Gross scores

Championship flight: 1, Pat Martin 81; 2, Nancy Elglin 85; 3, Pene James 86; 3, Robin Cole 86; 5, Betty Gilmore 87; 5, Chris Scacco 87; 7, Shelly Yarbrough 88; 8, Claudette Haubner 90; 9, Bebbie Nethery 90; 10, Cindi Stewart 91; 10, Pat Sugden 91; 12, Ann Hall 92; 13, Janet Hall 93; 14, Pat Wehr 95; 15, Nancy Slinkard 97; 16, Linda Lenseigne 103.

Flight 1: 1, Olive Ruff 89; 2, Judy Callarman 95; 2, Valerie Thompson 95; 4, Judy Rozelle 96; 5, Judy Jones 97; 6, Barbara Fortier 98; 6, Linda Plummer 98; 6, Melissa Keeter 98; 6 Susann Loary 98; 10, Cindy Fordyce 99; 10, Sue Morgenthaler 99; 12, Carolyn Bowman 103; 12, Dorothy Brink 103; 14, Lynda Matthews 106; 15, Kim Wangler 109; 15, Nancy Graf 109.

Flight 2: 1, Brenda Batali 97; 2, Kris Sterns 101; 3, Carolyn Henyan 102; 3, Cathy Buchannan 102; 5, Carol Finney 103; 5, Janet Bassell 103; 5, Lo Donaldson 103; 5, Pat Mosley 103; 9, Marlene Ohalloran 104; 10, Carol Judy 106; 11, Judy Stone 107; 12, Helen Tweedy 113; 13, Betty Waldrum 114; 14, Carol Hammermeister 115; 14, Pat Gustin 115; 16, Helen Wendt 118.

Net scores (Top five only)

1, Olive Ruff 71; 2, Pene James 72; 3, Shelly Yarbrough 73; 3, Brenda Batali 73; 5, Pat Martin 75; Judy Jones 75.

Wanderscheid qualifies for Girls’ Jr.

SPOKANE, Wash. — Bree Wanderscheid shot a 3-over par 75 on Monday at Manito Golf and Country Club to earn one of four berths in July’s United States Girls’ Junior Championship.

The Goldendale golfer finished tied for second with Marianne Li of Bellevue. Kendall Gray was the medalist with a 73 on Monday.

The U.S. Girls’ Junior is scheduled for July 16-21 at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, Calif.


VandeBrake helps Pak in slugfest

RENO, Nev. — Jace VanDeBrake went 5 for 5 with two doubles and five RBI and Jake Nell went 4 for 5 with two doubles and four RBI as the Yakima Valley Pepso Pak defeated the Reno Knights 22-17.

The Pepsi Pak (16-5 overall) rallied from a 10-3 defecit with nine runs in the fourth inning and 10 runs in the sixth inning.

Yakima Valley starts play at the Reno Tournament today against the Sierra Sun Devils at 10 a.m.

Yakima Valley 210 90(10) 0 — 22 23 6
Reno 208 250 0 — 17 15 1

Sorensen, Ross (4), Walker (7) and Wells; Young, Ernie (4), Booth (5), McMillan (5), Clark (6), Keller (6) and Bush.

Highlights: John Piper 3-5, 2b, 3 RBI; Chris Walker 4-6, 2b, HR, 3 RBI; Steve Wagar 2-4, 2 2b, 4 RBI; Jace VanDeBrake 5-5, 2 2b, 5 RBI; Jake Nell 4-5, 2 2b, 4 RBI.

Mid-Summer Classic: Getting in their final kicks

June 25, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — The 22nd annual Mid-Summer Classic youth soccer tournament wrapped up Sunday at Chesterley Park and the Perry Soccer Complex.

Madeline Liberg, left, of Spokane United competes for the ball with Katie Reinhart of the Sun City Strikers during the 13-year-old championship match of the Yakima Mid-Summer Classic Soccer Tournament at Chesterley Park in Yakima, Wash. Sunday, June 24, 2012. Spokane won 2-0. (ANDY SAWYER/Yakima Herald-Republic)

Some 90 teams and nearly 1,500 players participated in the three-day event that saw champions crowned in the 11 divisions.

Teams came from Washington, Oregon and British Columbia for the event put on by the Yakima Youth Soccer Association and spread over 13 soccer fields.

Local champions included the Yakima Rangers in the boys 11-year-old division and the Sun City Strikers in the boys 13- and 14-year-old division and girls 14-year-old division.



Age 11 Division: Silver FC 2, HPFC 0; ASE Phoenix 3, SCS Steele 2; SCS Alexander 2, Lady Bugs 0; Lake Hills Extreme 6, Shooting Stars 0; Eastmont Twisters 3, Newport 1. Championship: Silver FC 4, ASE Phoenix 3.

12 Gold Division: Wenatchee Fire 3, Semiahmoo-Matthews 1; HPFC 00 Blue 2, LWPFC White Piranhas 1; SCS Arias 1, Cascade FC 0. Championship: Gold Wenatchee Fire 4, HPFC 00 Blue 1.

12 Silver Division: LWPFC Barracudes 3, Three Rivers Sisemore 0; Thingamajigs 6, Norpoint FC Thunder 0; Semishmoo Whitecaps 10, SCS Kromah 0. Championship: Thingamajigs 4, LWPFC Barracudes 3.

13 Division: ASE Ambush 0, Sparta 99 0; LHSC Infinity 5, Yakima Crush 1; Upper Valley Magic 2, Roslyn Thunder 0; SCS Gonzalez 1, RSA Elite 0; Spokane United 3, Three Rivers 0. Championship: Spokane United 2, SCS Gonzalez 0,

14 Division: Girls U-14 Eastside FC 98 Blue 4, SCS Hall 0; WA Rush 98 Swoosh 5, Rockstars 0; SCS 98 Massey 6, Lake Hills Lightning 2; Manchester 3, Cascade FC 98 1. Championship: SCS 98 Massey 2, Manchester 1.

15-16 Division: Sparta 1, Kent United Green 1; Renegade Fire 1, Ellensburg 0; South Blue Comets 1, MRFC 97 Navy 0. Championship: Renegade Fire 3, South Blue Comets 0.

17-19 Division: Championship: Starbust 2, Legacy 0. Consolation: STSC Strikers FC 3, Highland Scotties 1.


Age 11 Division: Yakima Rangers 4, Sharks 2; Peace Arch 5, SCS Lopez 2; West Valley Junior Rams 6, Santos FC 3; ASC Rangers 2, Firehose FC 0; Chargers 3, Wolves 1. Championship: Yakima Rangers 2, Peace Arch 1

12-13 Division: 3RSC Killoy 3, Grass Rats 2; Highland Scotties 2, ASE U12 2; West Valley Junior Rams 2, Cascade FC 1; CCBC Azaad 4, WAFC Barca 0 Championship: CCBC Azaad 4, West Valley Junior Rams 0.

13-14 Division: RSA Elite 0, MVP Rapids 0; Wenatchee Fire 5, Yakima Rangers 4; SCS Anabtawi 3, Chargers 1. Championship: SCS Anabtawi 1, Wenatchee Fire 0.

15-18 Division: Toppenish Wildcats 4, EMYSC Sidekicks 0; Juventus 2, Rangers 1; Ellensburg Blasters 2, Renegades 1. Championship: Juventus 2, Ellensburg Blasters 0.

06/25/12 Yakima Bears update

June 24, 2012 by  

Next game

Opponent: Tri-City Dust Devils.

When, where: 7:15 p.m. today, Gesa Stadium, Pasco.

Radio/Internet: KUTI (1460)/

Probable pitchers: Yakima RHP Blake Perry (0-0, 0.00) vs. Tri-City LHP Roberto Padilla (1-1, 0.77).



WHERE’D HE GO? Those wondering about Blake Perry, who in Wednesday night’s home opener pitched 21?3 innings of scoreless, hitless relief, fanned his final five hitters and hadn’t been seen since, need only check Yakima’s starting rotation (see above).

“I’m starting tomorrow night,” Perry, a hard-throwing 6-foot-5, 190-pounder, explained Sunday. “I started the year in South Bend and had a few good outings and a few not so good. So I came here to get some work in, get my innings up and hopefully get back there.

“While I’m here, I’ll just try to have some fun and help the team get some wins.”

Perry, you might recall, jokingly said after Wednesday night’s game that he’d blacked out during his strikeout streak.

“If that’s actually what happened — and I’m not sure it was — I’ll try to replicate it tomorrow,” he said.


NEW ARRIVALS: The Bears added three players to their roster since Saturday night’s game.

Outfielder Mike Lang was acquired from the Sioux City Explorers of the independent American Association. A Rutgers alum, Lang was hitting .405 in 34 games for the Explorers.

Kyle Owings, a right-handed pitcher and younger brother of Chris Owings who’s pitching at Class AA Mobile, was promoted from the Arizona Diamondbacks Rookie League team.

And infielder Jesus Abreu came in from Missoula of the Pioneer League where he’d played in only two games.

To keep Yakima’s roster at 30, the Northwest League limit, outfielder Henry Zabala was released after Sunday’s game. Zabala had appeared in only three of the Bears’ 10 games and was hitting .125 (1 for 8) with a homer and two RBI.

— Roger Underwood


Sunday’s box score

Bears 2, Volcanoes 0


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Hill dh 4 0 0 0 Parr 2b 4 0 0 0

Duffy ss 4 0 1 0 Medrano ss 4 1 1 0

CJones cf 4 0 0 0 Cooper lf 3 0 1 1

Raap 1b 4 0 1 0 House dh 4 0 0 0

Rodriguez lf 4 0 1 0 Loftus cf 3 0 0 0

Cain rf 4 0 0 0 Comerota 1b 4 1 1 0

Yarrow 3b 4 0 1 0 Freeman c 2 0 0 0

RJones 2b 3 0 0 0 Ginther 3b 3 0 1 0

Mrgnthler ph 1 0 0 0 Poma rf 3 0 3 1

Ricardo c 3 0 3 0

Totals 35 0 7 0 Totals 30 2 7 2

Salem-Keizer 000 000 000 — 0

Yakima 100 001 00x — 2

E—Duffy, Yarrow, Ginther, Parr. DP—Salem-Keizer 1, Yakima 1. LOB—Salem-Keizer 8, Yakima 9. 2B—Ricardo. 3B—Medrano. SB—Cain, Comerota, Poma. CS—Cooper.



Rodriguez L,0-1 5 5 1 1 2 3

Paniagua 2 2 1 1 0 2

Graham 2-3 0 0 0 0 0

Santiago 1-3 0 0 0 0 1


Watts W,1-0 5 3 0 0 0 1

Acosta 2 3 0 0 0 0

Santana 1 0 0 0 0 1

Forslund S,1 1 1 0 0 0 0

PO—Cooper (by Rodriguez). HBP—Ginther (by Paniagua), Cooper (by Paniagua), Freeman (by Santiago). Umpires—Masa Ichiki, Louis Williams. T—2:09. A—1,550.


NWL standings

East Division

W L Pct. GB

Yakima (D-backs) 5 5 .500 —

Boise (Cubs) 4 6 .400 1

Tri-City (Rockies) 3 7 .300 2

Spokane (Rangers) 2 8 .200 3

West Division

W L Pct. GB

Vancouver (Blue Jays) 8 2 .800 —

Everett (Mariners) 7 3 .700 1

Salem-Keizer (Giants) 6 4 .600 2

Eugene (Padres) 5 5 .500 3

Saturday’s results

Everett 6, Spokane 3, 1st game

Eugene 5, Boise 4

Vancouver 7, Tri-City 4

Salem-Keizer 5, Yakima 3

Everett 2, Spokane 0, 2nd game

Sunday’s results

Spokane 11, Everett 2

Vancouver 3, Tri-City 2, 10 innings

Boise 14, Eugene 11

Yakima 2, Salem-Keizer 0

Today’s games

Boise at Spokane, 6:30 p.m.

Eugene at Salem-Keizer, 6:35 p.m.

Vancouver at Everett, 7:05 p.m.

Yakima at Tri-City, 7:15 p.m.

Local report: Yakima Beetles take fifth in Eurake, Calif., tournament

June 24, 2012 by  

EUREKA, Calif. — Kris Janis was 3 for 5 with two RBI and Zach Alexander added two hits and drove in a pair of runs Sunday as the Yakima Pepsi Beetles beat Ohio 8-3 to claim fifth place in the Bobby Goss Tournament.

Kevin Smith threw a complete game, scattering seven hits and striking out three for the Beetles (11-13 overall).

Yakima fell to Corvallis, Ore., in a nonleague game Sunday.

Yakima Beetles 8, Ohio 3

Yakima 032 030 — 8 10 0

Ohio 000 030 — 3 7 0

Smith and Martin; Masters, Shipman (3), Parcher (5) and Benner.

Yakima highlights: Kris Janis 3-5, 2 RBI; Zach Alexander 2-4, 2 RBI; Kevin Smith CG, 3 Ks.

Corvallis 6, Yakima 1

Corvallis 013 200 0 — 6 9 0

Yakima 010 000 0 — 1 5 1

Johnson, Dunning (7) and Brown; Suave, Mitchum (3), Messmore (6), Woodkey (7) and Alexander.

Yakima highlights: Alexander 2b, Michael Woodkey RBI.


Junior Legion

Walla Walla Tournament

Sunday’s Result

Yakima Junior Beetles 10, Coeur d’Alene Loggers 2: YJB: Isaac Mitchum CG; Max Frame 2-3, 3 RBI; Rodriguez 1-3, 2b, 2 runs; J.J. Trudeau 1-2, 2b.

Saturday’s result

Salem Senators 4, Yakima Junior Beetles 2: YJB: Garrett Stephens CG; Gavin Rodriguez 2-4, RBI; Anthony Alvarado 2-4; Chris Alcazar 2-3; Bryce Kukes 2-3.

Brent Edwards Memorial Tournament

At Selah

Sunday’s Results

Yakima Valley Peppers 12, Sunnyside 0. YVP: Josh Yarbrough 1-4, 2b, 2 runs, RBI; Kyle Dexter 1-1, run, RBI; Garrhett Petrea 1-3, 2b, 2 runs, RBI; Daniel Spencer 3-3, 2 runs, 4 RBI; Elliott Ergeson 2-3, 2b, run, RBI; Connor Davis CG.

Gonzaga Prep 13, Yakima Valley Peppers 4. YVP: Mason Hall 2-3, run.

Championship: West Valley Baseball Club 12, Union Titans 6. WVBC: Devon Thomason 2-4, 2b; Dylan Peters 4-6.

Summer Sizzler Tournament

At Parker Field

Sunday’s Results

Championship: West Valley Bees def. Auburn by forfeit. WV: Calvin Okey 5 IP, 6 ER; Kyle Chauvin 2 IP, 0 ER.

Saturday’s results

West Valley Bees 7, Beetles Rookies 6 (eight innings). WV: Calvin Okey CG, 2 ER; Jayson Mains 3-4, 3b, 2 2b.

West Valley Bees 3, Naches 1. WV: Kyle Chauvin CG, 1 ER; Ian Whitman 2-run triple.



Points leaders reign at Speedway

Four season points leaders added to their leads Saturday night with victories at Yakima Speedway.

Chris Marang picked up his third main event victory of the season in the Pure Stocks division and Buck Noel Jr. captured his second consecutive main event in Sportsman racing.

In the Hornets division, Jeff Ball claimed the checkered flag in the main event, while Josh Aguirre continues to dominate in Bump to Pass, posting his fifth victory of the season in as many starts.

Yakima Speedway returns to action July 4 with their annual Fourth of July Demolition Derby extravaganza. For more information, visit or the tracks page on Facebook. For ticket and other information, call the Speedway at 509-248-0647.


Late Model Sportsman — Main Event: 1, Dan Lowther; 2, Dylan Caldwell; 3, Chase Kirk. DNS: Tim Breshears. Fast time: Dan Lowther. A Dash: Dylan Caldwell

Hornets — Main Event: 1, Jeff Ball; 2, Joshua Henne; 3, Bailey Broers; 4, AJ Rose; 5, Nathan Voyles; 6, Rodger Eaton; 7, Roy Colvin; 8, Robert Patton; 9, Cory Weishaar; 10, Troy Place. Fast time: Joshua Henne. A Dash: Jeff Ball. B Dash: Bailey Broers

Pure Stocks — Main Event: 1, Chris Marang; 2, Rob Allen; 3, Kyle Wade; 4, Tim Hitchcock; 5, Peppie Rojas; 6, Mike Denton; 7, Harold Emmons; 8, Joe Estep; 9, Daniel Coble; 10, Eric Coble. Fast time: Chris Marang. A Dash: Kyle Wade. B Dash: Peppie Rojas

Mini Stocks — Main Event: 1, AJ Rose; 2, Cody Denton; 3, Joshua Henne. Fast time: Cody Denton. A Dash: Cody Denton.

Sportsman — Main Event: 1, Buck Noel Jr.; 2, Lucas Valdez; 3, Morgan Morrison; 4, Don Klang; 5, James Norman; 6, Kyler Conduff; 7, Josh Johnston; 8, Tony Huffines; 9, Terry Cook. Fast time: Buck Noel Jr. A Dash: Kyler Conduff. B Dash: Morgan Morrison

Bump-to-Pass — Main Event: 1, Josh Aguirre; 2, Kellie Zacharias; 3, Dennis Clouse; 4, Shannon Davis; 5, Wes Heigh; 6, Joe Stevens; 7, Todd Nunn. Fast time: Josh Aguirre. A Dash: Josh Aguirre. B Dash: Joe Stevens. C Dash: Kellie Zacharias.

Local Schedule

June 24, 2012 by  

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NOTE: Local schedules are published using information provided by event organizers, leagues and schools and are subject to change. All questions regarding these schedules should be directed to the organizer, league and/or school.

Monday, June 25


Yakima at Tri-City, 7:15 p.m.



East Valley at White River, 2 p.m.

Yakima Valley Pepsi Pak at Reno, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, June 26


Yakima at Tri-City, 7:15 p.m.


Central Washington League

West Valley Baseball Club at Kennewick Dusters (2), 2 p.m.

Twin City at Yakima Beetles, 5:30 p.m.

Yakima Valley Peppers at Pasco (2), 5:30 p.m.


Yakima Valley Pepsi Pak vs. Sierra, Nev. at Reno Tourney, 10 a.m.

Naches at Connell (2), 2 p.m.

Junior Beetles at Hanford, 5 p.m.

East Valley at Eastlake at Woodinville, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, June 27


Yakima at Tri-City, 7:15 p.m.


Central Washington League

Kennewick at Yakima Valley Peppers (2), 5 p.m.

Yakima Beetles at Twin City, 5:30 p.m.


Junior Beetles at Eastmont, 2 p.m.

Naches at Prosser (2), 2 p.m.

Yakima Valley Pepsi Pak vs. Danville, Cal at Reno Tourney, 3 p.m.

Moses Lake at West Valley Bees (2), 5 p.m.

Thursday, June 28


Tri-City at Yakima, 7:05 p.m.



East Valley at Foss, 11 a.m.

Yakima Valley Pepsi Pak vs. Santa Clara at Reno Tourney, 3 p.m.

Yakima Beetles, Rookie Beetles at Firecracker Tournament

Friday, June 29


Tri-City at Yakima, 7:05 p.m.



Sunnyside at Yakima Valley Peppers (2), noon

Naches at Quincy (2), 2 p.m.

Brooklyn Baseball at West Valley Bees (2), 5 p.m.

Yakima Valley Pepsi Pak vs. Centennial, Cal at Reno Tourney, 5:30 p.m.

Yakima Beetles, Rookie Beetles at Firecracker Tournament

Saturday, June 30


Tri-City at Yakima, 7:05 p.m.



Junior Beetles at Othello, 11 a.m.

Yakima Valley Pepsi Pak vs. Napa at Reno Tourney, 12:30 p.m.

Yakima Beetles, Rookie Beetles at Firecracker Tournament

Sunday, July 1


Spokane at Yakima, 5:35 p.m.


Central Washington League

Yakima Valley Peppers at Kennewick Bandits (2), 5 p.m.

Pasco at Wenatchee (2), 5:30 p.m.


Yakima Pepsi Pak at Reno Tournament

Yakima Beetles, Rookie Beetles at Firecracker Tournament

NOTE: Local schedules are published using information provided by event organizers, leagues and schools and are subject to change. All questions regarding these schedules should be directed to the organizer, league and/or school.

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