AMERICAN LEGION: Wilder Jr. bats heat up in Wenatchee

Wilder Junior scores 48 runs in three games at the Apple Valley Baseball Invitational; Olympic Crosscutters score 13 runs in a win this weekend.

WENATCHEE — The Wilder Jr. bats laid waste to pitching staffs at the Apple Valley Baseball Invitational.

In three games, Wilder Jr. scored 48 runs en route to the championship game of the tournament Sunday afternoon against the Columbia Basin Riverdogs.

Wilder Jr. amassed 45 hits in the three wins — and it took them only 16 innings to collect all those hits. They beat Lakeside on Sunday morning 21-8, a game that went just four innings because of the lopsided score. They also beat the Southridge Bandits 15-3 and the Apple Valley Blues 12-5 on Saturday.

And in those three wins, Wilder Jr. made just two errors, compared to 12 errors for their opponents.

“We are hitting the baseball very well right now,” said coach Zach Moore. “Our bats are getting hot.”

Moore also liked the two combined errors in the three wins, which puts Wilder Jr.’s record at 7-2 for the season.

“We’re playing very good defensively. We’re getting after it and our pitchers are throwing first-pitch strikes.”

Wilder Jr. vs. Lakeside

Against Lakeside, Wilder Jr. had a pair of nine-run innings — in the third and the fourth — to blow the game open after falling behind 5-0 in the first inning. Wilder Jr. pounded out 18 hits in just four innings. Ty Bradow went 4 for 5 with three runs scored and four RBIs while Michael Grubb was 4 for 5 with two runs scored and two RBIs.

Trey Baysinger went 2 for 4 with three runs scored and three RBIs. Connor Bear was 2 for 3 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Kamron Meadows went 1 for 2 with two walks, scoring three runs and driving in three.

Landon Seibel came in to pitch in relief in the first inning, going 3 1/3 innings, and giving up three earned runs on six hits.

Wilder Jr. vs. Bandits

Wilder Jr. smacked 15 hits against the Southridge Bandits, including five doubles. Kaleb Ripley led the way, going 4 for 4 with a double, three runs scored and three RBIs.

Meadows was 3 for 3 with a double and two runs scored. Seibel was 2 for 4 with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs. Joey Hildebrandt was 2 for 3 with two walks, two runs scored and two RBIs. Logan Olson and Beckett Jarnigan also hit doubles.

Grubb went 1 for 3 with a walk, two runs scored, two RBIs and three stolen bases.

On the mound, Adam Watkins and Grubb combined to give up just five hits and three earned runs in six innings. Watkins went four innings, allowing three earned runs while walking two. Grubb went two innings, allowing just one hit, one walk and no runs.

Wilder Jr. vs. Blues

Against the Apple Valley Blues, Wilder Jr. blew up for an eight-run third inning to take control of the game. They had 12 hits in this game.

Bear was 2 for 2 with a double, two walks, a run scored and two RBIs. Grubb was 2 for 3 with a run scored an RBI and two walks, while Hildebrandt was 2 for 3 with a triple, a run scored and a walk and Olson was 2 for 4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Zack McCracken also hit a double.

On the mound, Silas Thomas started, going five innings and giving up two earned runs with three strikeouts and four walks.

Wilder Jr. 21, Lakeside 8

WJr. 0 3 9 9 x x x — 21 18 0

LS 5 1 0 2 x x x — 8 11 5

WP: Seibel

Pitching

Wilder Jr. — Cyr 0.2IP, 5H, 5ER, BB; Seibel 3.1IP, 6H, 3ER, 5K, 2BB.

Hitting

Wilder Jr. — Bradow 4-5, 3R, 4RBI; Grubb 4-4, 2R, 2RBI, SB; Baysinger 2-4, 3R, 3RBI, BB; Thomas 2-4, 2R, BB; Meadows 1-2, 3R, 3RBI, 2BB; Bear 2-3, 2R, 2RBI, BB; Jarnigan 1-2, 2R, 2RBI, BB, SB; Hildebrandt 0-4, 2R, BB, SB; Olson 1-1, RBI, BB.

Wilder Jr. 12, Blues 5

WJr. 0 0 8 0 0 4 x — 12 12 1

Blues 0 2 0 0 2 1 x — 5 7 4

WP: Thomas

Pitching

Wilder Jr. — Thomas 5IP, 6H, 2ER, 3K, 4BB; Nickovich 1IP, H, ER, K, BB.

Hitting

Wilder Jr. — Bear 2-2 2B, R, 2RBI; Grubb 2-3, R, RBI; Hildebrandt 2-3, 3B, R; Olson 2-4, 2R, RBI, SB; McCracken 1-3, 2B, RBI; Meadows 1-4, 2R, RBI, SB; Ripley 1-4, 2R, RBI; Watkins 0-4, R, 2RBI, BB; Bradow 0-1, R, RBI.

Wilder Jr. 15, Bandits 3

WJr. 1 3 4 2 0 5 x — 15 15 1

Bandits 1 1 0 1 0 0 x — 3 5 3

WP: Watkins

Pitching

Wilder Jr. — Watkins 4IP, 4H, 3ER, 2BB; Grubb 2IP, H, BB.

Hitting

Wilder Jr. — Ripley 4-4, 2B, 3R, 3RBI, SB; Meadows 3-3, 2B, 2R, BB, SB; Seibel 2-4, 2B, 2R, 2RBI; Grubb 1-3, 2R, 2RBI, 3SB; Hildebrandt 2-3, 2R, 2RBI, 2BB, SB. Jarnigan 1-4, 2B, 2R; Olson 1-1, 2B, RBI; Watkins 1-3, RBI, BB.

Crosscutters win

LYNDEN — The Olympic Crosscutters stole 19 bases and got great pitching in a 13-3 win over Lynden on Saturday.

The Crosscutters were actually down 1-0 in the fourth inning when they erupted for eight runs in the fourth. They tacked on another five runs in the seventh inning.

Hunter Robinson and Elijah Flodstrom each had big days. Robinson went 4 for 4 with two runs scored, an RBI and three stolen bases.

Flodstrom, meanwhile went 3 for 4 with two runs scored, two RBIs and five stolen bases. he also got on base when he was hit by a pitch. Elijah Dujue also walked four times, stole four bases and scored two runs.

Dalton Kilmer went 1 for 2 with a run scored, two RBIS, three walks and three stolen bases. John Vaara went 1 for 5 with two RBIs.

On the mound, Trenton Indelicato started the game, going three innings and not giving up a single hit. He struck out two and walked two. Tanner Woodley went the next three innings, giving up two earned runs on six hits. He walked four and struck out two. Nathan Seelye pitched the seventh, giving up two hits, but no runs.

Cutters 13, Lynden 3

Cutters 0 0 0 8 0 0 5 — 13 11 0

Lynden 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 — 3 8 2

WP: Woodley

Pitching

Crosscutters — Indelicato 3IP, 0H, 0ER, 2K, 2BB; Woodley 3IP, 6H, 2ER, 2K, 4BB; Seelye 1IP, 2H, 0ER.

Hitting

Crosscutters — Robinson 4-4, 2R, RBI, 3SB; Flodstrom 3-4, 2R, 2RBI; 5SB; Dujue 0-1, 2R, 4BB, 4SB; Kilmer 1-2, R, 2RBI, 3BB, 3SB; Vaara 1-5, 2RBI; Nickerson 1-4, R, RBI.

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