WALLA WALLA - The Walla Walla Black Sox 13-and-under summer baseball team bunched five runs in the third inning and three more in the fourth and came away with a 12-10 victory over the Kennewick Stealth Wednesday night at Ray Lane Field.
"We had a wild one," Walla Walla coach Clint Hale said of a game in which his squad built a 10-4 lead after four innings and then hung on for the victory.
"Both teams were coming off a tournament and wanted to see some of our other guys throw the baseball in a game situation," Hale said.
Ryan Kimball started on the mound for Walla Walla and was followed by Anders Davidson, Jackson Kent, Colter McKeown and Cameron Richman. Kent, who allowed two runs in 2 2/3 innings, was credited with the win and Richman, who came in to get the final out in the seventh, earned a save.
Davidson, Kyle Barker and Nelson Carpenter collected two hits each as the Black Sox outhit the Stealth 8-3. Barker and Dillon Trapani picked up two runs batted in each and Carpenter had a double, the game's only extra base hit, and one RBI.
The Black Sox head to Spokane this weekend for another tourney.
"This was a good tuneup for Spokane," Hale said. "But we are going to have to play much better if we hope to walk off with some hardware again this weekend."
Kennewick 102 115 0 - 10 3 2
Walla Walla 205 311 x - 12 8 4
Hallett, Sitman (3), Scranttin (3), Hunt (4) and Owens, Price (5); Kimball, Davidson (3), Kent (4), McKeown (6), Richman (7) and Barker.
Hits - Kennewick: Nett 2, Price; WW: Davidson 2, Barker 2, Carpenter 2, Richman, McKinney.