Bruins sweep doubleheader with Richland

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RICHLAND — The Walla Walla Bruins baseball team swept Richland here Saturday, 15-3 and 6-4, to improve its league record to 13-2.

The Bruins will conclude league play early this week. They play Monday at home at 5:30 p.m. against the Hanford Flames and play at the Flames Tuesday.

Walla Walla scored 14 runs in the fourth inning of game one Saturday.

“We scored on a combination of nine hits and six walks,” Bruins coach Jason Parsons said. “When their pitching imploded and didn’t throw strikes we banged the baseball around hard.”

Logan Cordeiro was 5-for-6 at plate in the doubleheader and knocked a two-run double in the decisive five-run sixth inning.

Ryan Kimball got the win in the five-inning game one and Adam Eskil went five of the seven innings on the mound to get the victory in game two.

Walla Walla 15, Richland 3

WW 001 (14)0 — 15 12 1

Richland 010 20 — 3 4 1

Kimball, Cordeiro (4) and Novak, Daniel (4). Malley, Follett (4) Brunson (4) and Doyle.

Hits — WW: Magnaghi, Gray, Zehner 2, Cordeiro 3, Eskil, Summerlin, Novak, Pontarolo 2. Rich: Piper 2, Nelson, Wirtvberger.

Walla Walla 6, Richland 4

WW 000 105 0 — 6 6 1

Rich 102 000 1 — 4 9 1

Eskil, McKinney (6) and Watilo. Humphrey, Webb (6) and Doyle.

Hits — WW: Eskil, Cordeiro 2, Zehner, Gray, Watilo. Rich: Perryman 2, March, Miller, Piper 2, Doyle 3.

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