Prep roundup: Ephrata scores 10 in 1st inning, routs Wapato

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  • Connor Vanderweyst/Columbia Basin Herald Ephrata's Kylar Heston is greeted at home plate after hitting a home run against Wapato in the first inning.

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    Connor Vanderweyst/Columbia Basin Herald Ephrata starting pitcher Rylee Peters works in the first inning against Wapato.

  • Connor Vanderweyst/Columbia Basin Herald Ephrata's Kylar Heston is greeted at home plate after hitting a home run against Wapato in the first inning.

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    Connor Vanderweyst/Columbia Basin Herald Ephrata starting pitcher Rylee Peters works in the first inning against Wapato.

EPHRATA — Ephrata installed a new 200-foot mesh fence in the outfield of its softball field to replicate Carlon Park in Selah.

Kylar Heston tested out the new boundary with a 3-run blast in the first inning and Ephrata (1-0, 8-0) routed Wapato 17-1.

A blustering crosswind and potent Tiger lineup plagued the Wolves’ defense as the first inning ended 10-0 in favor of the home team. Ephrata batted around in the first inning as 11 batters stepped up to the plate before Wapato as able to record an out.

Jocelyn Eisen finished 4-for-4 with four RBIs, Heston added a double to go with her home run and Michelle Durfee totaled three hits and two RBIs.

Starting pitcher Rylee Peters missed inside with two hit batters due to the win, but struck out one batter in two scoreless innings. Jenna Riggs had three strikeouts in three innings of relief.

Warden 11-12, Okanogan 7-14

WARDEN — Warden split a non-league doubleheader with Okanogan, winning the opener 11-7 before losing the second game 14-12.

The nightcap was called after five innings due to darkness.

Kiana Rios homered, doubled and drove in seven runs for the Cougars in Game 1. Jocelyn Chagoya and Kaya Enriquez also went yard.

Rios also homered in Game 2. Ashlyn Yamane, Leanne Martinez and Bailey Whitney had two hits each.

Almira/Coulee-Hartline 5-4, Inchelium 4-3

HARTLINE — Almire/Coulee-Hartline won a pair of one-run games against Incheloum 5-4 and 4-3.

Sarah Bradshaw had nine strikeouts in the opener. Kendel Correia hit a walk-off double in the eighth inning of Game 2.

Baseball

Moses Lake 10, Davis 5

YAKIMA — Moses Lake extended its win streak to seven games after defeating Davis 10-5.

The Chiefs opened up a 6-0 lead before the Pirates responded with a four-run fourth inning.

Dax Lindgren doubled twice and had 2 RBIs. Dominic Signorelli and Evan McLean also drove in multiple runs.

McLean pitched six and two-thirds innings with three strikeouts, scattering seven hits.

Othello 11, Prosser 1

OTHELLO — Othello led 8-0 after one inning and beat Prosser 11-1.

Jaxon Rocha hit an RBI single in the fifth inning to end the game. Rocha also pitched three and one-third innings with five strikeouts.

Warden 7, Connell 1

CONNELL — Kaden Skone drove in three runs and Warden completed a season sweep of Connell 7-1.

Skone doubled twice and Ryan Arredondo tripled. Arredondo struck out 12 in six innings, allowing four hits.

Kiona-Benton 5, Royal 2

ROYAL CITY — Royal fell to Kiona-Benton 5-2 after allowing four runs in the fifth inning.

The Bears managed only one hit, but took advantage of four errors by the Knights.

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 8-11, Springdale 1-1

RITZVILLE — Lind-Ritzville/Sprague silenced Springdale’s bats to sweep 8-1 and 11-1.

Spencer Miller was 3-for-3 in Game 1 and tripled in the second.

Boys soccer

Othello 5, Wapato 1

Toppenish 5, Ephrata 1

Wahluke 6, Kiona-Benton 1

Tennis

Eastmont boys 6, Moses Lake 1

Singles: Nolan Carter (E) d. Tyler Wiseman 6-1, 6-4; Logan West (E) d. Austin Hyer 6-1, 6-1; Jake Pearsons (E) d. Chris Hedtletvedt 6-1, 6-0; Owen Barns (E) d. Dricher Von Gesulga 6-2, 6-3.

Doubles: Matt Zimmer-Josh Banda (ML) d. Andrew Kirkpatrick-Tyler Seitz 6-3, 6-3; Alex Kirkpatrick-Colton Rush (E) d. Wyatt Voss-Jarrett Lehman 6-0, 7-5; Cameron Scott-Derrick Payne (E) d. Wilem Kersey-Riley Bousson 6-2, 6-3.

Eastmont girls 4, Moses Lake 3

Singles: Malika Warnick (ML) d. Roxy Valdovinos 6-1, 6-0; Allison Davis (ML) d. Jasmin Bachman 6-0, 6-1; Saige Roylance (ML) d. Elly Little 7-5, 5-7, 6-0; Asuka Yoshida (ML) d. Alexis Baird 6-0, 6-3.

Doubles: Emily Hardie-Isley Kuske (E) d. Kat Cooper-Kylee Christie 3-6, 6-1, 6-4; Katelyn Harasek-Rachel Marquis (E) d. Natalia James-Julia Pimentel 6-0, 6-1; Elena Tucker-Abby Herbert (E) d. Adella Holt-Ava Jenks 6-4, 5-7, 6-2.

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