DeSales rides Mata's arm to 8-0 shutout of visiting La Salle

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WALLA WALLA - DeSales rode Victor Mata's complete-game four-hitter and balanced offense throughout to hand La Salle an 8-0 non-league baseball defeat at Ray Lane Field Tuesday.

"Vic had a pretty good outing with nine strikeouts and he walked just two guys," Irish coach Kim Cox said. "He stayed ahead (of the count) quite a bit, and didn't get to the three-ball count - just twice - so that was good."

Offensively, Tommy Gregg had a double and a single, with Kyle Pommerening smacking a two-run single in the three-run third inning, and Tim Caudill had an RBI-double in the three-run sixth.

"The kids played steady defense the entire day," Cox said.

DeSales, now 10-2 overall, hosts Touchet for a single game at 3 p.m. today.

DeSales 8, La Salle 0

LaSalle 000 000 0 - 0 4 2

DeSales 103 103 x - 8 8 0

Stewart, Lombard (4), Glazier (6) and Bonneville. Mata and Duehn.

HR - none.

Hits - LaSalle: Smith 2, Rodriguez 2. DeSales: Haen, Duehn, Gregg 2, Mata, Caudill, Lindgren, Pommerening.

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