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Greyhounds go down to the Rangers

GRANDVIEW - Baseball is about executing the fundamentals and that is what propelled the Naches Valley High School baseball team yesterday past Grandview.

The Rangers posted a 9-4 win over Grandview, as the Greyhound bats struggled to get going early in the game.

"They picked away at us for a while," said Grandview Coach Mike Chester.

The Rangers dinged starting pitcher Rigo Rodriguez for five runs in the first three innings. Rodriguez didn't give up anything big until the third inning, allowing three runs. Naches Valley picked up three runs in the top of the fourth off Grandview reliever Brandon Artz. Artz did have a nice fifth inning, holding the Rangers scoreless. Kevin Concienne came in and finished things off for the Greyhounds, giving up a lone run in the sixth inning.

Grandview was held quiet through much of the early innings, finally seeing the bats come around midway through the game. The Greyhounds picked up two runs in the fifth and then two runs in the seventh off a homer from J.R. Camacho.

The Greyhounds did manage to finish with seven hits, led by the 2-for-3 effort at the plate from Artz.

The Rangers managed an impressive 15 hits in the game and played perfect defense in the field. On the other hand, the Greyhounds had to try and overcome three errors.

"They just played good, fundamental baseball," said Chester of the Rangers.

The Greyhounds (5-12, 5-12) will host Wapato this Saturday in Grandview's only non-league game of the season.

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