Summer baseball roundup: Riverdogs win, lose, tie over weekend

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Columbia Basin Riverdogs 8, Northwest Blaze 3

The Riverdogs picked up the win to open the weekend against Northwest Blaze. After an early 1-0 deficit, the Riverdogs picked up three runs in the bottom of the first to retake the lead. The Blaze tied it up in the top of the third before Columbia Basin retook the lead for good in the bottom of the inning. Four more runs over the fourth and fifth would seal the victory.

Evan McLean led the way from the plate, going 2-4, with three RBIs. Recent Gonzaga-commit Dax Lindgren finished 1-2 with a homer. Hunter Gibson had a big game pitching for the Riverdogs, pitching six innings, throwing 10 strikeouts while allowing three runs off just two hits.

Chaffey Baseball 10, Riverdogs 0

A pair of huge innings from the visitors was too much to come back from as the Riverdogs fell in the second game on Friday. After six runs in the first, Chafey poured on four more to take a ten-run lead early, taking the game in four innings. The Riverdogs were unable to keep the bats going after ten hits in the first game.

Josh Williams picked up the lone hit for the team in the game, finishing 1-1. The visitors finished with 10 runs off six hits, allowing no errors as a team.

Northwest Blaze 17, Riverdogs 12

An early lead proved too much to fight back from in a back and forth battle. 7-6 after three innings, seven more runs over the final three innings sealed the lead. The Riverdogs scored five in the bottom of the seventh, but were unable to claw back.

Dominic Signorelli led the way from the plate, going 2-2, knocking six RBIs and a home run. The Riverdogs finished with 10 hits as a team, but had six errors on the day. The Blaze finished with 12 hits and two errors as a team.

Chaffey 5, Riverdogs 3

A pair of runs late in the game weren’t enough to climb back as the Riverdogs fell to Chaffey in their second matchup of the weekend. The Riverdogs outhit the visitors 7-2, but were unable to translate those hits into runs.

Chaffey managed to turn two hits as a team into five runs to secure the victory. Gabe Passey led the Riverdogs from the plate, going 2-3 with a pair of RBI’s and a double.

Chaffey 6, Riverdogs 0

Up 3-0 in the top of the first innings, Chaffey finished the sweep of the Riverdogs over the weekend. The visitors knocked nine hits as a team in the win.

The Riverdogs finished with a pair of hits as a team, with both teams playing error-free. Dominic Signorelli and Jonathan Garza each picked up a hit in the game.

Riverdogs 6, NW Blaze 6

The Riverdogs finished the weekend with a tie against the Blaze after eight innings. Up 6-3, the Blaze came back to tie the match in the top of the sixth before neither team could muster another run to break the draw.

Evan McLean led the Riverdogs from the plate, finishing 2-3, with a pair of RBIs and run earned, including a home run. The Riverdogs finished with nine hits in the game, but struggled with eight errors in the field. The Blaze finished with seven hits, with three errors as a team.

Spokane Crew 14, Central Washington Spuds 3

Scoreless through four innings, the Crew pulled away late to take the game 14-3. Four runs in the fifth gave the Crew the lead late before a huge 10-run inning in the sixth. The Spuds scored three in the bottom of the inning but were unable to come back, as the game finished after six innings.

Ebin Carmona and Andrew Frey led the way for the Spuds batting, each going 2-3 on the day. The Spuds finished with five hits on the day, with three errors. The Crew finished with nine hits as a team, with two errors in the field.

Spuds 10, Spokane Cannons 0

The Spuds had a big day from the plate to break through for their first win of their year. Five runs in the second gave Central Washington the lead. Five more runs over the fourth and fifth helped close out the game as the Spuds took the victory in five innings.

Zach Valdez led the way from the plate for the Spuds in the win, finishing 3-3, with four RBIs, a double and a triple. Kamden Kuykendall pitched the game for the Spuds, allowing four hits, throwing three strikeouts.

The Spuds finished with eight hits as a team, with one error in the field. The Cannons had four hits, with one error as a team.

Montana Regulators 7, Spuds 6

Coming down to the bottom of the seventh inning, the Regulators scored off a single to take the game. The Spuds fell late despite finishing with 10 hits as a team. The Regulators had nine hits in the game, with one error.

Kamden Kuykendall led the way from the plate, finishing 3-4, with an RBI, a triple, and two runs earned. Isaiah Bernal went 2-2 as well for the Spuds, with a home run and two RBIs.

Andrew Frey pitched six innings for the Spuds, finishing with eight strikeouts, and seven hits allowed for six runs.

Spuds 10, Eastside Dodgers 0

A huge day from the plate from Andrew Frey helped the Spuds pick up their second win of the weekend. Frey knocked seven RBIs, going 2-2 with a grand slam on the day. Zach Valdez finished 2-2 as well, with three RBIs and two runs earned.

The Spuds finished with 11 hits as a team, with just one error. The Dodgers had six hits as a team with two errors. Check Ochoa pitched the full five innings for the Spuds, allowing six hits, with five strikeouts.

Calgary Blues 17, Spuds 10

The Blues picked up the victory in the final game of the weekend against the Spuds. An eight-run fourth inning helped the Spuds extend the game, but Central Washington was unable to find their way back.

The Blues finished with 14 hits in the game, with just one error on the day. The Spuds had six hits as a team, with two errors in the field. Ebin Carmona finished 2-2 from the plate on Sunday, with one RBI and two runs earned.

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