Babe Ruth 15s
Grays Harbor advances
PASCO — Grays Harbor’s offense woke up at the right time of the Southern Washington Babe Ruth 15-year-old tournament, propelling the team into today’s bracket play as a No. 2 seed after wins over Longview and Prosser on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Today, Grays Harbor enters single-elimination bracket play against Kelso at 1 p.m.
Against Longview on Wednesday, Grays Harbor slugged 17 hits en route to a 10-2 victory. On Tuesday, Grays Harbor pounded out 12 hits to topple Prosser, 15-5.
“The bats are heating up at the right time,” Grays Harbor manager Rusty Standstipher said. “We just kept plugging away, getting some big hits. The little things are coming together.”
Against Longview, four Grays Harbor players finished with three hits — Mike Beck, with an RBI; Kolby Standstipher, with an RBI double; Kyle Standstipher, with a game-high four RBI; and Rio Ortega, with two RBI.
Ortega threw a complete-game four-hitter for the win, striking out 10.
Against Prosser, Grays Harbor erupted with seven runs in the seventh inning to break open a close contest.
Four Grays Harbor players had two hits each — Beck; Ortega, with an RBI; Tristan Robinette, with an RBI double; and Justin Marsh. Kyle Standstipher and Camden Anderson each had two RBI.
“Our pitching has been doing the job,” manager Standstipher said of his pitching staff, notably starters Ortega and Robinette. “I’m proud of all of the pitchers and the kids. They’re warming up at the right time.”
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Rio Ortega and Chazen Hurd; Tristan Goldener, Luke Van Tongren and Carter Casey.
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Tristan Robinette, Kyle Standstipher (6), Kolby Standstipher (7) and Chazen Hurd; Jaden Munn, Trevor Beilo (7) and Collin Orca.
Babe Ruth 13s
Grays Harbor wins opener
LONGVIEW — Grays Harbor’s 13-year-old All-Stars opened Southern Washington Babe Ruth tournament play on Wednesday with a five-inning victory, an 11-0 shutout of Kennewick Blue at Roy Morse Park in Longview.
Hunter Oldham threw a complete-game two-hitter for Grays Harbor, striking out six. Oldham, Garrett Bradley (including a double and two RBI) and Brayden Roiko (including an RBI) led the offense with two hits each.
Grays Harbor manager Gary Gallinger noted his team’s defense and cited Roiko for his defensive play in the infield.
Today, Grays Harbor continues pool play by taking on host Longview at 6 p.m.
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James Middleton, Toll and Kyle Benton; Hunter Oldham and Zack Spradlin.