Riverdogs capture Babe Ruth state championship

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  • Casey McCarthy/ Columbia Basin Herald Hunter Gibson rounds third towards home for the Riverdogs in game one against Lakeside.

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    Casey McCarthy/ Columbia Basin Herald Columbia Basin’s Dax Lindgren watches the pitch from third base in the Riverdogs’ 13-0 victory in game one against Lakeside on Thursday.

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    Casey McCarthy/ Columbia Basin Herald Dominic Signorelli hits a shot for the Riverdogs in the third inning in game one against Lakeside in Ephrata.

  • Casey McCarthy/ Columbia Basin Herald Hunter Gibson rounds third towards home for the Riverdogs in game one against Lakeside.

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    Casey McCarthy/ Columbia Basin Herald Columbia Basin’s Dax Lindgren watches the pitch from third base in the Riverdogs’ 13-0 victory in game one against Lakeside on Thursday.

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    Casey McCarthy/ Columbia Basin Herald Dominic Signorelli hits a shot for the Riverdogs in the third inning in game one against Lakeside in Ephrata.

Columbia Basin Riverdogs 13, Lakeside Recovery 0

EPHRATA — The Riverdogs held the visitors scoreless while racking up the runs to pick up the win in four and half innings to take game one of the Washington Babe Ruth State Championship series.

Hunter Gibson and Vance Alvarado pitched a combined no-hitter in the win. Gibson threw three innings with one strikeout, finishing 2-3 from the plate with two runs scored. Alvarado came in to pitch two innings to finish the game and close out the no-hitter for the Riverdogs.

Gabe Passey went 2-3 in the game, with three RBIs and one run scored. Dominic Signorelli, Josh Williams and Jacob Stibal each finished with a pair of RBIs for the Columbia Basin team in the win as well. Dax Lindgren and Evan McLean each finished 2-2, with Lindgren adding an RBI and three earned runs.

The Riverdogs knocked 16 hits as a team, with no errors in the field. Lakeside finished with one error in the field in the first game.

LKSD 0 0 0 0 0 X X — 0

DOGS 2 3 8 0 X X X — 13

Riverdogs 7, Lakeside 0

The Riverdogs pulled together the second shutout of the day to advance as the one seed from the Washington Babe Ruth State Championship series. Four pitchers combined for the shutout.

Up 1-0 after the first, a four-run third inning helped the Riverdogs stretch their lead out. A pair of runs in the top of the sixth helped solidify the lead for the Columbia Basin squad.

Dax Lindgren had a big second game from the plate, finishing 3-4, with four RBIs and a pair of doubles for the Riverdogs. Dalton Kentner started the game from the mound, finishing with six strikeouts and no hits allowed. Kentner also knocked in a pair of RBIs, with a double, going 1-2 in Game 2.

Columbia Basin finished with eight hits as a team, finishing with no errors on the day. The visitors from Lakeside, finished with a pair of hits in the second game, with one error in the field.

The Riverdogs sit at 14-8-5 on the season as they head to Calgary next week for the Pacific Northwest Regional Tournament.

DOGS 1 0 4 0 0 2 0 — 7

LKSD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 0

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