Prep roundup: ML softball suffers first loss of season, splits with Wenatchee

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Charles H. Featherstone/Columbia Basin Herald Moses Lake softballers weathered their first defeat of the season Friday, splitting a doubleheader against Wenatchee.

WENATCHEE — Moses Lake suffered its first loss of the season, dropping the opening game of a doubleheader against Wenatchee 3-2. The Chiefs’ bats woke up in the second game to defeat the Panthers 11-1.

In Game 1, Wenatchee scored all three of its runs in the fifth inning and managed only two hits for the game. Kristen Sanford hit a two-run single to break a 1-1 tie. Moses Lake took a 1-0 lead after a solo home run by Harley Raymond.

Raymond singled home Brooklyn Bailey in the fifth inning, but Moses Lake could not complete its comeback.

Moses Lake scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to enact the 10-run rule during the nightcap. Gina Skinner hit a walk-off two-run single, scoring Sydney Ries and Michelle Turner. Ciarrah Knoll drove in a game-high three runs and Savannah Ashley struck out four in five innings pitched.

Ephrata 7-9, Ellensburg 3-0

ELLENSBURG — Jocelyn Eisen pitched a no-hitter in Game 2 and Ephrata swept Ellensburg 7-3, 9-0.

Rylee Peters struck out nine and allowed only one hit in Game 1. Kylar Heston was 3-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored in the opener.

Paige Wood doubled, tripled and scored three times in the nightcap. Peters doubled twice and totaled four hits.

East Valley 18-14, Othello 8-4

YAKIMA — Othello dropped to third in the Central Washington Athletic Conference Division 1 after losing twice to East Valley 18-8 and 14-4.

The Huskies held an 8-4 lead through two innings of the opener before the Red Devils scored 14 unanswered runs. Breanna Marquina homered and drove in two runs in the first game.

East Valley plated 11 runs in the fourth inning of Game 2.

Liberty 9-15, Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 4-3

SPANGLE — Lind-Ritzville/Sprague softball was swept at Liberty 9-4 and 15-3.

Lacey Miller homered in each game of the doubleheader.

Other Basin scores:

Oroville 19-14, Soap Lake 5-0

Nooksack Valley 12, Quincy 0

Baseball

Moses Lake 7-7, Wenatchee 8-3

WENATCHEE — Moses Lake shook off an 8-7 walk-off loss in the opener to earn a split at Wenatchee by winning the second game 7-3.

The Chiefs were able to take a 7-5 lead after scoring five runs in the sixth inning, however, the Panthers were able to tie the game with two runs in the home half of the sixth and win in the seventh on an RBI single from TJ Scherting. Evan McLean doubled and drove in two runs.

The Panthers took a 3-0 lead after the first inning in the nightcap before the Chiefs scored seven unanswered, including five in the fourth inning. Emmitt Tatum and Dominic Signorelli had two RBIs each.

Moses Lake is off this week before resuming league play at Sunnyside on April 30. Moses Lake will need to win at least two games against the last-place Grizzlies to clinch a Columbia Basin Big Nine championship.

Warden 3-0, Kiona-Benton 2-7

WARDEN — Ryan Arredondo hit a walk-off single in Game 1, but Warden split with Kiona-Benton, winning the opener 3-2 before losing the next game 7-0.

Wade Visker was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Arredondo struck out 14 in 6 2/3 innings.

Warden was held to only one hit in Game 2.

Royal 12-14, River View 11-0

KENNEWICK — Royal was able to find its offense to sweep River View 12-11 and 14-0.

The Knights took advantage of six River View errors in the first game. River View rallied to tie the game, 11-11, after scoring five runs in the sixth inning. Derek Bergeson hit an RBI single in the eighth inning to give the Knights the win.

Kevin Reyes and JC Worsham both tripled in Game 2.

Almira/Coulee-Hartline 6-7, Odessa 1-5

ODESSA — Almira/Coulee-Hartline overcame a deficit in the nightcap to complete a sweep of rival Odessa 6-1 and 7-5.

The first game was scoreless through five innings until the Warriors put together six runs in the sixth inning. Dalton Kentner totaled 15 strikeouts for ACH.

Odessa led 4-2 through three innings in Game 2 before ACH rallied.

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 6-11, Liberty 11-4

SPANGLE — Lind-Ritzville/Sprague split its doubleheader with Liberty, losing the first 11-6 before winning the second 11-4.

The Broncos could not overcome surrendering four runs each in the first and fourth innings of the opener. Spencer Miller recorded two hits in Game 2.

Other Basin scores:

Quincy 10-10, Wapato 0-0

Ellensburg 11-16, Ephrata 0-1

Boys soccer

Selah 2, Ephrata 1

East Valley 2, Othello 0

Quincy 2, Royal 0

Wahluke 4, Connell 1

Track and field

Kiwanis Twilight Invitational

Boys

Team winner: Kamiakin 234. Local teams: 7. Moses Lake 42.

Local placers

3k steeplechase: 5. Joshua Cooper, 10:52.08.

Shot put: 2. Carson Evans, 44-01.50.

Javelin: 2. Moses Garza, 157-02.

Girls

Team winner: Kamiakin 156.5. Local teams: 6. Moses Lake 46.

Local placers

100 hurdles: 1. Kari Heath, 16.41.

2k steeplechase: 3. Carlie Gregg, 8:03.79.

4x100 relay: 5. Taya Rogers, Kari Heath, Madison Krogh, Goziechi Abonyi, 53.25.

Discus: 2. Lacy Johnson, 108-05.

Triple jump: 3. Lacey Moser, 31-07.25.

Tennis

Wapato boys 3, Othello 2

Singles: Aaron Villarreal (O) d. Jamel Olney 6-0, 7-6; Dru Moses (W) d. Axel Rivera 6-2, 6-3.

Doubles: Josh Lewis-Abraham Alvarez (O) d. Xavier Garza-Aaron Gonzalez 6-3, 6-7, 7-6; Bert Hinojosa-Naujae Pineda (W) d. Erick Mendoza-Danny Faustino 6-0, 6-2; Reginal Johnson-Anthony Sarandi (W) d. Eli Sanchez-Saul Mendoza 6-4, 7-6.

Othello girls 4, Wapato 1

Singles: Arianna Cordova (W) d. Amaia Peralta 6-2, 6-1; Maciah Tovar (O) d. Tania Delgado 6-0, 6-1.

Doubles: Macy Hampton-Julissa Cantu (O) d. Ashley Estrada-Elizabeth Rojas 6-0, 6-0; Alyssa Freeman-Janeisse Alvarez (O) d. Lika Diego-Lenny Dosono 6-1, 6-1; Zamia Huerta-Ameyal Diaz (O) d. Gicela Gaspar-Karina Pinkham 6-0, 6-1.

College baseball

Walla Walla 8-10, Big Bend 4-5

WALLA WALLA — Big Bend tumbled to fifth in the NWAC East after losing twice at Walla Walla 8-4 and 10-5.

The Warriors broke through with five runs in the third inning of Game 1. Carson Green hit a two-run triple. Big Bend’s Tanner Toepke finished 3-for-4 with a run scored. Ephrata graduate Zac Berryman had one hit for Walla Walla.

Walla Walla rallied from a 5-3 deficit with seven runs in the late inning to win Game 2. The Warriors scored three runs in the seventh and four in the eighth. Brandon Wagstaff hit a home run for the Warriors.

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