Saturday, April 19, 2014
KENNEWICK — The Walla Walla High School baseball team scored a sweep over Kamiakin, 8-4 and 11-3, on Friday.
The Wa-Hi pitchers surrendered just six hits combined over the two games, as shortstop Spencer Locati did the heavy lifting on the offensive side with 6 RBIs combined.
“We feel very fortunate to play on the road at Kamiakin and sweep a well coached Braves team,” Wa-Hi coach Keith Gradwohl said. “We continue to capitalize on walks and errors and come up with big hits to score runs in bunches. Locati had an outstanding day with 6 RBI’s and stellar defense at shortstop. All of our kids are playing hard.”
Wa-Hi (11-1 overall, 6-0 in Mid Columbia Conference) jumped out to a 6-0 lead after the third inning in the opener, as starting pitcher Ryan Kimball knocked a two-run single and David Pontarolo added a two-run double.
From there, Kimball tossed six innings of three-run ball and Kyle Barker closed out the Braves in the seventh.
In the night cap, Locati finished 3-of-4 with two doubles and five RBIs and pitcher Zach Zehner picked up his fifth win of the year.
The Blue Devils face Richland on the road on Tuesday.
Wa-Hi 006 200 0 — 8 9 0
Kamiakin 003 000 1 — 4 2 4
Kimball, Barker (7) and Watilo. Marshall, Vela (7) and Hardy.
HR — none.
Hits — Wa-Hi: Mckinney, Locati, Magnaghi, Kimball (2), Gray, Sumerlin, Pontarolo (2). Kamiakin: Larsen, Price.
Wa-Hi 410 112 2 — 11 7 1
Kamiakin 201 000 0 — 3 4 0
Zehner, Mckinney (7) and Novak. Enriquez, Henke (5) and Hardy.
HR — Kamiakin: Drury.
Hits — Wa-Hi: Davidson, Mckinney, Locati (3), Novak, Coronado. Kamiakin: Patten, Drury, Owens, Hardy.