Basin roundup: Moses Lake softball clinches CBBN championship

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Connor Vanderweyst/Columbia Basin Herald Moses Lake's Savannah Ashley rounds the bases after hitting a home run against West Valley.

MOSES LAKE — Moses Lake softball clinched another Columbia Basin Big Nine league championship and top district seed after beating West Valley 16-5 in the first of two games.

West Valley responded with a 13-12 win in the second game.

The Chiefs fell behind 5-1 in the opener before exploding for 15 runs in the fourth inning. Michelle Turner tied the game with an RBI double, Madison Olson hit a three-run double, Harley Raymond homered to center field and Gina Skinner also went deep in the lengthy frame.

The second game was rough defensively as both teams combined for 15 errors, nine committed by the Chiefs. The Rams rallied from an 11-7 deficit with six unanswered runs over the final two innings.

Sjuana Rose was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and Savannah Ashley hit a solo home run.

Ephrata 10, Selah 4

SELAH — Ephrata advanced to the district championship game after defeating Selah 10-4.

The Tigers jumped ahead with three runs in the first inning and never relinquished the lead.

Kylar Heston homered twice and drove in five runs. Rylee Peters was 3-for-3 with a double and triple.

Ephrata meets East Valley for the district championship on May 15 at Carlon Park in Selah.

Warden 10-10, College Place 0-3

WARDEN — Warden swept College Place 10-0 and 10-3 to capture a South Central Athletic Conference East championship.

Kiana Rios pitched a no-hitter in the opener and Jocelyn Chagoya hit a walk-off two-run double in the sixth inning.

“To have Kiana throw a no-no against a top-ranked team like that was amazing,” head coach Wes Richins said.

Rios added a two-run single in the first inning to help her cause early. Ashlyn Yamane scored four runs in Game 1 and reached base eight times in the doubleheader.

Warden erupted for seven innings in the sixth inning to pull away.

Other Basin scores:

Royal 7-11, Kiona-Benton 5-13

Connell 15-15, Wahluke 0-0


Royal 5, Warden 4

CONNELL — Royal scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Warden for the district championship 5-4.

Gage Christensen scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch. Warden struggled with pitch accuracy and fielding as all five of Royal’s runs were unearned.

Ryan Arredondo and Kaden Skone had two hits apiece for the Cougars. Royal’s Kevin Reyes pitched a complete game, scattering six hits.

Track and field

CWAC District 5/6 Championship


Team champion: Ellensburg 104.5. Local teams: 3. Ephrata 90, 5. Othello 55.5, 8. Quincy 40.

Local district champions

4x400: Michael Kent, Noah Lopez, Valerio Barajas, Jayden Lopez, Ephrata, 3:32.83.

Shot put (ambulatory): Ky Mangold, Ephrata, 23-10.50.

Discus (ambulatory): Ky Mangold, Ephrata, 48-04.

Javelin: Jose Flores, Othello, 169-06.

Javelin (ambulatory): Ky Mangold, Ephrata, 41-07.


Team champion: Ellensburg 190.5. Local teams: 2. Ephrata 124.5, 6. Quincy 53.5, 8. Othello 21.

Local district champions

100 hurdles: McCall DeChenne, Ephrata, 15.00.

300 hurdles: McCall DeChenne, Ephrata, 47.02.

Javelin: Jacqueline Dearie, Quincy, 107-09.

Pole vault: Taylin Chamberlin, Ephrata, 9-00.00.

College baseball

Big Bend 5-4, Treasure Valley 4-1

ONTARIO, Ore. — Big Bend locked down the last playoff berth in the NWAC East with a sweep of Treasure Valley 5-4 and 4-1.

The Vikings overcame a 4-0 deficit after one inning in the opener. Trevor Luckey hit an RBI double to begin a four-run sixth inning that tied the game. Luckey added another RBI double in the eighth inning to drive in the go-ahead run.

Derek Almanza and Luckey both homered in Game 2 as the Vikings led from the second inning on. Luckey was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and one run scored.

College softball

Big Bend 4-15, Wenatchee Valley 11-7

MOSES LAKE — Big Bend finished as the No. 2 team in the NWAC East after a split with Wenatchee Valley in the regular-season finale.

The Knights took the first game 11-4 before the Vikings rallied to win the nightcap 15-7 in six innings.

Wenatchee Valley broke a 2-2 tie with six runs in the sixth inning. Lynsey Valverde and Hanna Reid hit home runs for Big Bend.

Big Bend pulled away to end Game 2 with seven runs in the home half of the sixth inning. Valverde finished 4-for-5 with three runs scored and seven RBIs.

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