DeSales baseball sweeps Tri-Cities Prep

DeSales pitcher Adam Eskil throws to the plate in the 6th inning of Saturday’s game. The Irish beat the Jaguars 12-4 in game one before winning 7-0 in the night cap.

DeSales pitcher Adam Eskil throws to the plate in the 6th inning of Saturday’s game. The Irish beat the Jaguars 12-4 in game one before winning 7-0 in the night cap.

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WALLA WALLA — DeSales’ offense pounded out 12 hits in the opener of a Southeast 2B baseball doubleheader here Saturday.

Irish pitching then allowed only one hit in the night cap as DeSales completed the sweep over Tri-Cities Prep, 12-4 and 7-0.

Cam Richman and Matt Jubb got the Irish offense rolling in the opener. Their singles highlighted a two-run Irish first to propel DeSales to a 2-0 lead after one.

Jubb chipped in his second of three hits in the opener as his double highlighted a two-run Irish third and stretched the lead to 5-2 after three.

DeSales broke this one open with a six spot in the sixth. Tyler Jacobson, Adam Eskil, Darryl Galloway and Isaiah Standard all had hits to highlight the Irish uprising.

“We’re still seeing a lot of early season type of things,” Irish coach Kim Cox said. “There’s baserunning situations and not being very disciplined with guys on base. But, we’re seeing some good things also.”

Connor Richard and Eskil pitched the opener and stopped the Jaguars on five hits.

“Connor struggled a little with his location,” Cox said. “Adam has a plus arm and he was pretty sharp.”

The second game belonged to Richman. Richman was efficient in allowing only one hit — a fourth inning single by Isaac Nelson — striking out eight and walking none.

“There were not a lot of balls hit,” Cox said. “He throws strikes and only threw 59 pitches going to the last frame.”

Jubb and Jackson Kent gave Richman all the support he needed as their singles led to two second-inning Irish runs to give DeSales a 2-0 lead. Doubles from Eskil and Zach Leahy highlighted a three-run home fifth to put this one away.

Eskil, Leahy and Jubb each collected two hits to pace the Irish offense. Jubb capped a five-hit day with his two second-game hits.

“Another positive on the day was Matt (Jubb),” Cox said. “He got on a ball that almost left the yard. He got things jump started for us. We were kind of hoping he would take off (this season) from where he left off. So far, he’s done that.”

The Irish host Mac-Hi in a nonleague affair Tuesday.

First Game

Tri-Cities Prep 020 010 1 — 4 5 0

DeSales 212 106 X — 12 12 0

Geist, Nelson (6), Spets (7) and Harlow; Richard, Eskil (5) and Richman.

HR — none.

Hits — TCP: Nelson 2, Geist 2, Zilar; DeS: Richman, Jacobson 2, Eskil 2, Galloway, Jubb 3, Kent, Standard 2.

Second Game

Tri-Cities Prep 000 000 0 — 0 1 2

DeSales 021 130 X — 7 9 1

Zilar, Amato (5), Mercado (6) and Harlow; Richman and Leahy.

HR — none.

Hits — TCP: Nelson; DeS: Eskil 2, Jubb 2, Kent, Standard, Leahy 2, Koopman.

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