Rochester Finishes Memorable Season With Third-Place Trophy

YAKIMA — Coach Jerry Striegel hiked out to the mound, with two runners on base and two outs, following a high bloop single into the vacant real estate between the first baseman and the right fielder. The conversation with his pitcher, Dylan Fosnacht, was brief; Fosnacht needed just one more pitch to retire Kiona Benton’s…

NAPAVINE ADVANCES TO STATE FINALS

Napavine’s baseball history has never included a trip to the state finals — until now. The Tigers showed up prepared, took advantage of early opportunities and held on to for a 3-1 victory over the Asotin Panthers in the State 2B Baseball Tournament semifinals on Friday at Centarlia’s Ed Wheeler Field. For the full story,…

ROCHESTER FALLS IN SEMIFINALS

YAKIMA — Between the Warriors’ mishaps in the field and Naches Valley’s adventures on the basepaths, the State 1A Baseball Tournament semifinals here Friday night wasn’t going to stay a tight game forever. Credit Rochester that, despite its seven errors, it was able to stay within 2 runs of Naches Valley until the sixth frame.…

W.F. WEST ADVANCES TO SEMIFINALS

SELAH — The pitcher’s duel lasted into the third inning. After that, Mattie Boucher took control and never let go. The senior pitcher struck out 16 without giving up a walk in the undefeated Bearcats’ complete-game 5-1 win over Colville in the semifinals of the State 2A fastpitch tournament. For the full story, head over…

BAYWATCH: LYLE HOMERS ON MONDAY

Former Centralia Tiger and current Milwaulkee Brewer Lyle Overbay has notched a hit in four of his past five games, including a home run on Monday against Baltimore to raise his average to .212 on the season. After a less-than-impressive May where the major leaguer is hitting just .161, it looks like he’s beginning to…