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Riverdogs fall in World Series quarterfinals

by IAN BIVONA
Sports Reporter | August 12, 2022 1:25 AM

EPHRATA — Following clinching a place in bracket play Wednesday with a 7-5 win over Farmers Baseball, the Columbia Basin Riverdogs fell to the Southeast Tropics 3-1 on Thursday evening.

After stranding two runners in the bottom of the second inning on a double play, the Southeast Tropics rode their momentum in the bottom of the second inning. The Tropics took a 1-0 lead on a fielder’s choice, sending Drew Klipfel home.

The Riverdogs matched the score on a Blaine MacDonald RBI single, which sent Gavin Burns home. The score was locked at 1-1 until the fifth inning.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, the Tropics sent a ball over the right field wall for a two-run home run by Hayden Nazarenus, giving Southeast a 3-1 lead.

In the top of the seventh inning, with the game on the line, the Riverdogs had the bases loaded after two walks. However, the Riverdogs were unable to mount a comeback, wrapping up their World Series appearance.

Stay tuned for full coverage of the remaining games in the World Series, taking place tonight and Saturday afternoon.

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IAN BIVONA/COLUMBIA BASIN HERALD

Pitcher Garet Hagy pitched 4.1 innings on Thursday night.

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