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By Jaryd Cline
Sports Editor 

Denney continues hot streak with Pippins


Andrew Christiansen file photo

GAME OF INCHES: Then Goldendale standout Lucas Denney slides safely into third base during a game against Warden in 2013.

Former Goldendale High School standout Lucas Denney remained hot for the Yakima Valley Pippins of the West Coast Baseball League, increasing his average to .338 as of Tuesday morning after recording at least one hit in each of the Pippins last four games.

From July 6-10, Denney batted 6 for 10 in four games, bumping his average from .295 up to .338, which ranks seventh overall (as of Tuesday morning) in the 11-team West Coast League.

In the Pippins 6-3 loss at Walla Walla on July 6, Denney hit 1-2, drew a walk and also scored one of the team's three runs. Yakima Valley bounced back with a 7-5 home win over Cowlitz on July 8 in which Denney crushed two doubles and also drove in a run in a 2-for-2 effort at the plate which also included a walk.

The next night, a 5-1 loss to Cowlitz, Denney was the only player on Yakima Valley to record multiple hits in his 2-for-2 night with a walk and a double. He accounted for half of the Pippins four hits and recorded his eighth double of the season.

On Monday, the redshirt senior at Seattle University went 1 for 4 in the Pippins 6-2 loss to Cowlitz.

The Pippins sit in second place in the West Coast League's South Division at 14-16 and 5-5 in their last 10 games.

Yakima Valley opened a three-game series on the road with Victoria on Tuesday, but results were unavailable at press time. On Friday they head north for a three-game series with Bellingham before a two-day break.

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