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By Jaryd Cline
Sports Editor 

Grinders close summer season with split


Jaryd Cline

SMALL BALL: Rennen Kauffman looks to drop down a bunt during Goldendale's summer game.

The Goldendale Grinders summer baseball team concluded its season last Wednesday with a two-game split on the road in La Salle, dropping the first game 5-4 in eight innings while bouncing back for a 10-3 win in seven innings against the home team to finish the summer season with a 5-9 record.

The Grinders struggled in the field in the opening loss, committing five errors which led to all five of La Salle's runs, including the game winner in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Goldendale jumped out to an early 2-1 lead after one full inning when Alex Mains doubled in Jacob Bischoff and Will Bostick drove in Mains the next at bat.

They picked up another run in the top of the third and led 3-1 when J.C. Cline grounded out, scoring Bostick in the process, who doubled to lead off the inning.

However, the Lightning picked up three runs in the bottom half of the inning and grabbed the lead for good.

Trailing 4-3 heading into the top of the seventh, the Grinders extended the game when Mains singled in Bischoff and deadlocked the game at four, but couldn't hold on in extra innings.

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Will Bostick drives he ball to right filed. Kauffman and Bostick both recorded one hit and scored a run int he team's 10-3 win over La Salle last Wednesday.

Mains, Goldendale's starting pitcher, had a strong outing, going five innings and striking out four while allowing four runs (none earned). Justin Wells came on in relief and allowed one unearned run and struck out two in two innings of work.

Goldendale came back strong though in the nightcap behind another strong outing on the mound from Cline, who pitched 5.2 innings and struck out nine while allowing two runs (one earned) and a walk. Bischoff pitched the last four outs, slamming the door closed with two punchouts while giving up an unearned run.

The Grinders also had the bats going as seven different players reached base via hit and seven different players crossed home plate.

Bischoff, Wells, Mains, Bostick, Tyrell David, Cline and Rennen Kauffman all had at least one hit, and those seven players all scored at least one run as well.


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