Local report: Ellensburg U-14s advance

July 10, 2011 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Saturday turned out to be just like Friday — all systems go — for the Ellensburg Synergy in the Washington Amateur Softball Association’s 14-U state B tournament at Yakima’s Kiwanis Park. After scoring 23 runs in a pair of easy wins on Friday, Ellensburg defeated Nitro from Woodland 5-2 in Saturday’s quarterfinals. [...]

A fastpitch celebration in Valley

July 9, 2011 by  

Ellensburg squad reaches quarters in U-14 state B tournament || YAKIMA, Wash. — The Ellensburg Synergy posted a pair of victories on the opening day of the Washington Amateur Softball Association’s 14-U state B tournament to earn a spot in today’s quarterfinals at Yakima’s Kiwanis Park. Ellensburg beat the Everett Express 97 11-5 in the [...]

State fastpitch tournaments set for this weekend

July 7, 2011 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — More than 50 14-U fastpitch teams will hit the Yakima Valley this weekend for the Washington Amateur Softball Association state tournaments. Selah’s Carlon Park will host the 24-team A classification while Kiwanis Park at Yakima’s Gateway Sports Complex is the site for the 30-team B classification. Action will begin at 8 a.m. [...]

Local report: Beetles’ Sanders holds Bothell hitless

July 2, 2011 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — A day after managing just two runs in 17 innings, the Yakima Pepsi Beetles scored at will on Saturday. With Jacob Sanders throwing a five-inning no-hitter and the offense pounding out 14 hits, including eight for extra bases, Yakima cruised to a 17-0 victory over Bothell to wrap up divisional play in [...]

Local report — Pak suffers narrow loss in Reno title game

June 26, 2011 by  

RENO, Nev. — If Yakima Valley could have just one pitch back, it might have come home with a championship. Instead, Derek Odell’s three-run fifth inning home run spoiled an otherwise solid outing by Pak pitcher D.J. Smith and gave the Oklahoma Travelers a 3-1 victory in Sunday’s championship game of the Josh Anderson Memorial Senior [...]

Youth Baseball/Fastpitch: Pak advances to Reno title game

June 25, 2011 by  

RENO, Nev. — Getting yet another stellar pitching performance and more clutch hitting late, the Yakima Valley Pepsi Pak have moved into today’s championship game in the Josh Anderson Memorial Senior Legion baseball tournament. Trevor Hunter and Lukas Hinton combined on a four-hitter, and the Pak broke a tie with a four-run seventh inning to post [...]

Local report: Beetles rally for third

June 20, 2011 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — The Yakima Pepsi Beetles came back from an eight-run, second-inning deficit to beat Hermiston 9-8 in nine innings to claim third place at the Bob Garretson Sr. tournament Sunday at Parker Field. Chaffey won the championship game 10-0 over Centralia. For the Beetles, Hunter Hanson pitched seven innings of scoreless relief to [...]

Woodkey helps Beetles past Pak

June 12, 2011 by  

SELAH, Wash. — Thanks to a stout effort from pitcher Michael Woodkey, the Yakima Pepsi Beetles finally got the best of their rivals on Sunday. Woodkey’s complete-game performance carried Yakima to a 4-1 victory over the Yakima Valley Pepsi Pak in the final game of the abbreviated 28th annual Hagert Tournament at Carlon Park. The [...]

Stealers take fourth at B Western Nationals

August 8, 2010 by  

SELAH, Wash. — A season that was nearly half over before they notched their first win ended in pretty good company Sunday for the Yakima Stealers. The Stealers split their two games Sunday to finish fourth at the ASA 18-U B Western National fastpitch tournament at Carlon Park. Yakima finished the highest of the seven [...]

Stealers win 2 of 3 at Western Nationals

August 7, 2010 by  

SELAH, Wash. — After being outslugged in their first game Saturday, the Yakima Stealers turned to pitching to stay alive in the ASA 18-U B Western National fastpitch tournament at Carlon Park. Riding the stellar outings of Jessica Harris and Monica Stout, respectively, the Stealers shut out Moses Lake’s Washington Heat 3-0 and then walloped [...]

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