Summer baseball roundup: Spuds’ slide continues in Kennewick

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KENNEWICK — The Spuds’ rough start continued as they still search for their first win of the year.

Central Washington fell behind early in the first game and weren’t able to claw back. Down 5-0 headed into the top of the fourth, the Spuds were able to cut the deficit to one run, before the Outlaws poured on five more in the bottom of the inning. Four more runs in the fifth sealed the 15-4 victory for Kennewick.

The Outlaws finished with 15 runs on 16 hits with just one error. Central Washington knocked six hits to score four runs, with three errors in the field. Andrew Frey and Jett Nelson each went 2-3 from the plate for the Spuds, with an RBI a piece.

The hot bats kept going for Kennewick in Game 2 for an 11-0 shutout win, beginning with a five-run second inning. Kennewick poured in six more runs over the next three innings to seal the game in five. The Outlaws knocked 11 hits in the nightcap, with just one error in the field. The Spuds banged two hits, with no runs and two errors.

Wade Visker finished 1-1 from the plate for the Spuds in the second game of the day. The Spuds are now 0-10 this season.

Red Raiders 8-13, Wenatchee Blues 10-4

WENATCHEE — An early eight-run deficit was too much for the Red Raiders to come back from, as Wenatchee took the first game of the day 10-8. The Red Raiders poured in six runs in the top of the seventh to cut in the lead but were unable to even the score to force the game into extra innings.

The Blues knocked 15 hits to score their 10 runs with just two errors. The Red Raiders scored eight runs off seven hits with just one error. Nathan Garza Jr. went 2-4, scoring a pair of runs and two RBIs. Garza Jr. and Sebastian Muñoz notched doubles.

The Red Raiders got off to a hot start on their way to a win in the second matchup against Wenatchee on Monday 13-4. Othello scored in all but one inning on their way to a nine-run victory. The Red Raiders knocked 16 hits for 13 runs with just one error in the field. The Blues finished with five hits for four runs with three errors in the evening matchup.

For Othello, Jonathan Gomez went 4-5 from the plate. Jaxon Rocha, Garza Jr. and Bryce Corrales all went 3-4 in the game, combining to score eight runs. Muñoz threw four innings for the Red Raiders, allowing two runs off three hits with six strikeouts. The Red Raiders are now 6-6 on the year so far.

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