Northwest Premier 11, Central Washington Spuds 4
An early onslaught gave the Premier a big lead they never gave up in Game 1 against the Spuds.
Up 8-0 after two, the Spuds got two runs back in the bottom of the third. Three more runs knocked the lead back up to nine runs in the sixth. Two runs in the bottom of the seventh cut the deficit to seven, but wasn’t enough to bring the Spuds back.
Zach Valdez led the Spuds from the plate, going 2-3, with a pair of RBIs. The Spuds finished with five hits as a team, and two errors in the field. The Premier finished with 12 hits from the field, with just one error in the field.
NWP 2 6 0 0 0 3 0 — 11
SPDS 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 — 4
NW Premier 11, Spuds 5
A flurry of runs from Northwest in the top of the seventh helped the Premier pull away late in the second game against the Spuds.
The Spuds pulled ahead 4-2 in the bottom of the fifth, before Northwest retook the lead in the sixth with three runs. A six-run seventh inning put the Spuds away for good.
Ebin Carmona, Jett Nelson and Valdez all knocked RBIs for the Spuds, The Spuds finished with three hits as a team, with two errors in the field.
Northwest finished with ten hits as a team, with three errors on the day.
The Spuds sit at 2-27 on the season after the day.
NWP 0 1 1 0 0 3 6 — 11
SPDS 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 — 5
Yakima Peppers 8, Othello Red Raiders 7
YAKIMA — A late run gave the Peppers the edge in Game 1 against the Red Raiders. Othello gained a brief lead in the top of the 2nd with a pair of runs before Yakima came back with three runs of their own in the bottom of the inning. The Red Raiders quickly regained the lead with three runs, before the Peppers again retook the lead with four runs in the bottom of the third.
In a back and forth battle, the Red Raiders came back to tie the game in the top of the sixth before Yakima retook the lead for good in the bottom of the inning.
Joshua Garza, Sebastian Muñoz and Andre Garza led Othello from the plate, going 2-4. Joshua and Andre each added a double as well. Ruben Holt pitched five innings for the Red Raiders, allowing seven runs off four hits, with six strikeouts.
Othello finished with ten hits as a team, with two errors in the field. Yakima knocked five hits, with six errors from the field.
OTH 0 2 3 0 0 2 0 — 7
YKM 0 3 4 0 0 1 X — 8