SELAH - You can't give up eight walks to Selah in the first game of a doubleheader and then commit seven errors in the nightcap and expect to compete with the Vikings. Grandview's Greyhounds learned that this past Saturday.
The Selah High School baseball team, long the Mid-Valley League's perennial powerhouse, took advantage of some poor play on the part of the 'Hounds and rolled to a pair of 17-0 and 11-0 victories. It was the conference openers for both schools.
Selah (2-0, 6-0) kept its perfect record this season intact with the two wins. Grandview slipped to 0-2 in conference play, 1-7 overall.
"It was a tough league opener for us," said Grandview Coach Mike Chester. "Selah is fundamentally sound. They'll be up near the top of the league standings all season."
The Vikings' pitching staff limited Grandview to four hits in the opening 17-0 loss. The 'Hounds only managed three hits in the 11-0 defeat.
Chester said Selah not only took advantage of numerous walks issued by his club, as well as the errors his 'Hounds committed, the Vikes also spanked the ball hard.
"They're a good team. They're going to be hard to beat," he said.
Absorbing the losses on the mound for Grandview were Orlando Gomez (0-2) in the opener and Adam Pena (1-1) in the twin bill finale.
Grandview is scheduled to host the Prosser Mustangs this Tuesday. The league game will begin at 3:30 p.m. The 'Hounds are also scheduled to host Ellensburg for a conference doubleheader this coming Saturday, at 11 a.m.