YAKIMA — The Walla Walla Cubs 16U capped their tear through the Summer Sizzler Wood Bat Tournament with a 13-1 drubbing of Bellingham Post 7 Sunday on the campus of Davis High School in Yakima.
The Cubs, who outscored their opponents 49-10 through the five-game tourney, got on the board with four runs in the second, three in the third and six runs in the fourth inning en route to the mercy rule shortened victory.
Bellingham, which managed just three hits off Cubs starter Lowden Smith, scored its lone run in the fifth inning.
Koty Hano led the Cubs bats with three base hits against Post 7. Kyle Gradwohl and Kris Arellano contributed two hits apiece.
Hano was named tournament MVP in the field after batting near .500, Cubs coach Kevin McNeil said. Smith, who pitched the Cubs to two wins and two saves in five games earned tournament pitching MVP. And Cameron Spencer won the All-Star trophy for his work behind the plate, as he allowed no passed balls for the tournament.
“The kids really earned this tournament championship by there determination, focus, and resilience to battle in each game of this tournament,” McNeil said, “and not letting the little things bother them.”
The Cubs, now 14-7, return to Walla Walla Tuesday for a doubleheader against the Moses Lake Sun Devils at Murr Field at 2 p.m.
Cubs 16U 13, Bellingham Post 7 1
Post 7 000 01 — 1 3 2
Cubs 043 6X — 13 11 0
Cooke, Reilly (3), Wright (4) and Yakie. Smith and Spencer.
Hits — Post 7: Sage, Reilly, Nickelson; Cubs: Larsen, Warner, Smith, Hanor 3, Gradwohl 2, Heytvelt, Arellano 2.
Cubs 14U down Blazers
MILTON-FREEWATER — The Walla Walla Cubs 14U handed the Milton-Freewater Blazers a pair of losses Friday, defeating the Blazers 18-3 in the opener and 10-3 in the nightcap of a non-league baseball doubleheader.
“It was nice to see the kids bounce back with couple W’s after a rough weekend in Yakima the weekend before,” Cubs coach Kevin McNeil said.
The Cubs smacked 30 hits in the twin bill, with Michael Shumate and Silas Shumate collecting three hits apiece in the opener and four different Cubs notching two hits in the nightcap.
The Cubs next host Milton-Freewater for another twin bill Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Wa-Hi.
Cubs 14U 300 347 — 18 16 0
Blazers 000 201 — 3 6 5
Zehner, Chavez (4), Shumate (6) and Davis, Lemma (4). Sterling, Jesus (4), Gibby (6) and Travis.
Hits — Cubs: Davis, Lemma, Hays 2, Worden, Zehner 2, Chavez 3, Shumate 3, Terry, Winnett 2; Blazers: Austin 2, Jesus 2, Sterling, Travis.
Cubs 14U 001 620 1 — 10 14 0
Blazers 100 000 2 — 3 4 5
Dunn, Oliver (5) and Davis. Yensen, Walton (4), Hendley (6) and Debord.
Hits — Cubs: Davis 2, Zehner, Terry, Cardenas, White, Oliver 2, Lemma, Winnett, Worden 2, Dunn 2; Blazers: Yensen 2, Debord, Sandberg.