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Riverdogs fall in World Series quarterfinals

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.



Pitcher Garet Hagy pitched 4.1 innings on Thursday night.