WALLA WALLA — DeSales High School made mincemeat out of visiting Tekoa-Oakesdale-Rosalia Saturday, defeating the Nighthawks 17-1 and 10-0 in a pair of Southeast 2B mercy-rule routs.
“It’s mostly just pitchers dominating hitters, really,” DeSales coach Kim Cox said of the victories.
In game one, starter Logan Hoeft threw three innings, giving up one hit while striking out eight batters and walking one before giving way to Connor Richard in the fourth.
Cameron Richman pitched a complete five innings in the nightcap, striking out 14 while issueing no walks and giving up a single hit.
Cox was happy with the wins, but said the Irish still had a ways to go on offense.
“I’d like to see us be swinging it a little better, but we’ve been playing good defense all year,” Cox said. “I see us improving mechanically with our hitting, and this last week we’ve been a lot better. And some of the hits today, some of the guys swung the bats just plain better, but not all of us have it figured out yet. Such is the nature of baseball, I guess.”
DeSales’ Tim Caudill and Adam Eskil, then, are examples of those who have figured it out.
In the opener each had exactly the same line, with both Caudill and Eskill knocking two doubles and a single while driving in three runs.
Caudill registered another hit in the nightcap and Eskil picked up a pair of RBI on two sac-flies. Logan Hoeft got in on the action with a pair of base-hits as well, driving in two more runs.
The Irish (12-2, 7-1 SE2B) visit Waitsburg-Prescott for a doubleheader Tuesday at 3 p.m.
TOR 000 01 — 1 2 3
DeSales 691 1X — 17 14 1
Mayley, Nelson (2) and Pittsley. Hoeft, Richard (4) and Richman, Larson (5).
Hits — TOR: Brown, Mundt. DeSales: Jacobson, Haen, Caudill 3, Richman 2, Eskil 3, Hoeft, Jubb, Elmenhurst, Roach.
TOR 000 00 — 0 1 2
DeSales 111 52 — 10 7 1
Pittsley, Garrison (5) and Nelson. Richman and Larson, Duehn (4).
Hits — TOR: Mayley. DeSales: Haen, Caudill, Galloway, Richman, Hoeft 2, Pommerening.