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Infield alive with four double-plays, but bats silent agianst Zillah

 

Andrew Christiansen

SOLID AT SECOND: Will Bostick has been a fixture at second base for Goldendale, a key part of their double play combos.

Goldendale put a solid defense on the field for last week's baseball games, sweeping River View early in the week and losing two very competitive games against Zillah in Goldendale on Saturday.

J.C. Cline went the distance in the opener at River View, striking out nine batters and walking none on the way to a 9-1 win. Panther pitches had control problems throughout the game and Will Bostick reached base four times with three walks and a single. C.J. Harvey doubled and walked twice and Mitchell Bane also reached twice on walks.

Harvey and Zach Berkshire shared the mound in game two, a 12-7 win for the Timberwolves. Justin Wells was 2-2 with a run and an RBI and Bostick scored three runs for Goldendale who jumped to a 6-3 lead in the first inning.

Saturday's opener against Zillah was well-played by both teams. Zillah got on the board with a sacrifice fly in the third inning which proved to be all the runs they would need in a 5-0 win. Harvey got out of trouble thanks to three double plays in the first four innings and left trailing 3-1. Bane took over and mesmerized the Leopards with slow breaking pitches that were difficult to hit. Another double play in the fifth and three outs wrapped around a pair of walks got Bane to the seventh inning unscathed. He hit the first batter, got two fly ball outs and was almost out of the inning when the second error of the game extended the inning and allowed for two earned runs. Goldendale managed just three hits as Zillah pitcher, Blaine Ross struck out nine for the win.

Cline was on the mound for all of game two, a 7-1 win for Zillah. The top of the Leopard order hit the ball hard with three doubles and a triple in the game. Cline scored the only Timberwolf run after singling in the fourth inning, stealing second and advancing to third on a wild pitch. Alex Mains drove Cline home with a single and was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double. A 5-4-3 double play got Zillah out of the sixth inning after loading the bases with one out. Bane doubled in the seventh, but Goldendale couldn't put the hits together to score more runs.

Goldendale was on the road for a non-league double-header at Kittitas on Tuesday and travel to La Salle for league games on Saturday.

Goldendale 2 1 3 2 1 0 0 9-7-0

River View 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1-6-5

2B- Harvey

IP – H-R-W-K

Wolves: Cline 7-6-1-0-9

Goldendale 6 2 2 0 2 0 12-10-1

River View 3 0 0 0 1 3 7-7-8

IP – H-R-W-K

Wolves: Harvey 4-2-3-3-3

Berkshire 2-1-4-4-2

Zillah 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 5-6-0

Goldendale 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-3-2

Andrew Christiansen

LATE THROW: Goldendale's Mitchell Bane stole second base against Zillah as the throw sailed by the short stop.

2B-VanKanseke (Z)

Leopards: Ross 7-3-0-0-9

Wolves: Harvey 4-5-3-2-2

Bane 3-1-2-3-0

Zillah 1 0 2 0 2 2 0 7-12-0

Goldendale 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1-5-2

2B-Bane (G), Parker Sandlin (Z), VanKanseke (Z), DJ Fuerst (Z), Zach Roberts (Z).

Leopards: VanKanseke 7-5-1-3-8

Wolves: Cline 7-12-7-2-2

 

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