Mead ousts Wa-Hi at regionals

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RICHLAND — Walla Walla High School’s baseball team fell in a loser-out regional playoff game, 11-4, against Mead at Richland High School Saturday.

The Blue Devils got out to an early 2-0 lead in the second inning and Mead responded with four runs in the top of the third.

A misplayed throw to first base in the top of the third allowed three un-earned Mead runs to score.

Wa-Hi made four errors in the game.

Wa-Hi tied the game at 4-all in the bottom of the third with two runs of their own, but missed a chance to take the lead after a baserunner got caught stealing and another was stranded.

“Our kids battled, but give Mead credit, they hit the ball well,” Wa-Hi coach Keith Gradwohl said. “This ends our season, but to make it to regionals with all the injuries we had, I’m really proud of these guys.”

Wa-Hi’s Keltan Fulmer had three hits and Zane Henderson had two hits.

Wa-Hi graduates nine seniors this season and finished the season with an overall record of 7-15.

Mead 11, Wa-Hi 4

Mead 004 160 0 — 11 8 0

Wa-Hi 022 000 0 — 4 9 4

Olson and McGowan. Mathews, Zhenor (6) and Fulmer.

HR — Mead: Barlow, Nelson.

Hits — Mead: Barlow 2, McGowan, Nelson, Crater, Arthur, Ovellette, Tower. Wa-Hi: Mathews, Zhenor, Henderson 2, Coronado, Zamora, Fulmer 3.

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