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By Andrew Christiansen

Wolves sweep Wapato, drop pair to Warriors


Andrew Christiansen

TAKEN OUT: Goldendale's Kevin Gilk dives into home after a wild pitch against Wapato.

Goldendale failed to get a much needed win against Cle Elum-Roslyn on Saturday, losing a double-header 6-1 and 9-3. Coach Bob Dohrman wanted to at least split with the Warriors as they fight for third spot behind Naches Valley and Zillah in the SCAC west.

Goldendale was unable to capitalize on the momentum from the previous Tuesday game in which JC Cline struck out 14 batters on the way to a complete game win over Wapato, in Goldendale. Cline blanked the Wolves over the final three innings and got run support for a 9-3 win. J.J. Keffeler and Reiss Kauffman each drove in two runs. The Timberwolves completed the sweep with a 16-6 win with Kevin Gilk and B.J. Walter combining for the win.

Saturday's game went down as a no-hitter with the official scorer giving an error to the short stop on a ball hit by Alex Mains in the seventh inning. It was the only inning that Goldendale threatened with Mark Briggs and Cline each reaching after being hit by a pitch. Briggs scored the only run. Warrior pitcher Ross Taklo struck out 13 batters while hitting three for the 6-1 win. Chris Trunkey had a good outing in his first start. The Warriors scored just two unearned runs in the first four innings. Trunkey had two out in the fifth when he hit a batter. Three singles later, the Warriors upped the lead to 5-0.

The Warriors came out swinging in game two with three singles and two doubles for a three-run first inning. Goldendale chased the Warrior starter in the third inning after Cline singled, Walter walked and Gilk singled to load the bases followed by an RBI walk for Daniel Bischoff. Reiss Kauffman hit a sacrifice fly to left field, but the rally stalled. Cle Elum-Roslyn plated five men in the fifth inning off three hits and held on for the 9-3 win.

Goldendale played a non-league make-up double-header against River View on Tuesday. They travel to Zillah for two games on Saturday, starting at 11 a.m.

Wapato 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3-2-3

Goldendale 3 0 0 5 0 1 X 9-6-4

Timberwolves – Cline and Walter

Wapato 1 2 1 0 2 0 6-4-5

Goldendale 2 2 7 0 3 2 16-10-4

Gilk, Walter (3) and Walter, Harvey (3)

Cle Elum-Roslyn 0 1 0 1 3 0 1 6-10-1

Andrew Christiansen

K MAN: J.C. Cline struck out 14 Wapato batters.

Goldendale 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1-0-3

Warriors - Taklo and Wersland

Timberwolves – Trunkey and Cline

Cle Elum-Roslyn 3 0 0 0 5 0 1 9-7-0

Goldendale 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 3-8-10

2B – Wersland (2) CE, McLaughlin CE

Warriors – Porter, Dellinger (3) and Wersland

Timberwolves – Cline, Gilk (7) and Walter


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