Summer Baseball Roundup: Othello sweeps East Valley; Wenatchee sweeps Spuds

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  • Casey McCarthy/Columbia Basin Herald Othello’s Larry Deleon keeps his eyes on the pitcher from first base as he waits for the pitch against East Valley on Tuesday at Othello High School.

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    Casey McCarthy/ Columbia Basin Herald Gustavo Vasquez knocks a hit for the Red Raiders against East Valley on Tuesday in Othello, as the home squad picked up the sweep in the double header.

  • Casey McCarthy/Columbia Basin Herald Othello’s Larry Deleon keeps his eyes on the pitcher from first base as he waits for the pitch against East Valley on Tuesday at Othello High School.

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    Casey McCarthy/ Columbia Basin Herald Gustavo Vasquez knocks a hit for the Red Raiders against East Valley on Tuesday in Othello, as the home squad picked up the sweep in the double header.

Othello 10, East Valley 8

OTHELLO — The Red Raiders fought off a comeback from East Valley in Game 1 of the doubleheader and won 10-8.

Othello picked up a big lead early, scoring five runs in the second inning to go up 7-1. East Valley fought back to tie the game at eight runs apiece in the top of the fifth, before the Red Raiders responded with a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning to retake the lead for good.

Jaxon Rocha finished 3-4 from the plate for Othello, knocking in three RBIs while scoring a pair of runs. Joshua Garza went 3-3 with three RBIs and two runs earned as well. Othello knocked 13 hits in the game, with just a single error in the field. East Valley finished with eight runs off seven hits and two errors.

ESTV 1 0 3 1 3 0 0 — 8

OTH 2 5 0 1 2 0 X — 10

Othello 4, East Valley 3

The Red Raiders came back to win the second game against Eat Valley, scoring the winning run off a walk-on single from Garza that brought Rocha home.

Down 2-0 going into the bottom of the fourth, Othello cut the deficit to one run before tying the game in the fifth inning. East Valley knocked in a run in the top of the seventh to retake the lead, before the Red Raiders scored a pair in the bottom of the inning to secure the sweep.

Garza led Othello from the plate, finishing 2-4, with one run and one key RBI. Garza finished 5-7 on the day. The Red Raiders finished with five hits as a team in the second game, with three errors in the field. East Valley knocked seven hits in the evening game, with four errors.

ESTV 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 — 3

OTH 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 — 4

Wenatchee 8, Central Washington 7

WENATCHEE — A late surge from the Spuds came up just short as the Central Washington squad’s difficult season continued with a narrow defeat against Wenatchee 8-7.

A five-run third inning from the Apple Pack put the Spuds in a four-run hole.

After a 1-1 fourth and scoreless fifth inning, the Spuds knocked in five runs themselves in the top of the sixth to retake the lead. A pair of Wenatchee runs in the bottom of the inning erased the brief lead.

Three Spuds finished 2-4 on the day: Zach Valdez, Ebin Carmona, and Kamden Kuykendall. Valdez knocked in three RBIs for the Central Washington squad in the opener, picking up a triple as well.

The Spuds outhit the Wenatchee team 11-10, with just one error in the game. The Apple Pack finished with five errors in the field.

SPDS 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 — 7

WNTC 0 0 5 1 0 2 X — 8

Wenatchee 7, Central Washington 1

Tied 1-1 after two innings, the Spuds were unable to keep up as the Apple Pack capped off the sweep on the day.

Wenatchee capped their victory in game two with a four-run effort in the bottom of the sixth.

The Spuds didn’t quite generate hits as they had in the first game of the day, finishing with three as a team. Ebin Carmona picked up the sole RBI and was one of three Central Washington players who finished 1-3 in the game. Kuykendall’s triple put him in scoring position to put the Spuds on the board in the second.

The Spuds finished with two errors in the field. Wenatchee finished with seven runs off seven hits, playing error-free after five mishaps in the first game of the doubleheader.

The Spuds, at 0-21, still look to pick up their first win of the year and return to Larson Playfield today for a doubleheader against Wenatchee. The first game is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m.

SPDS 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 — 1

WNTC 1 0 1 1 0 4 X — 7

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