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Sun Valley 14/15-year-olds power past Prosser

PROSSER - The Sun Valley Babe Ruth team of 14 and 15 year-old players spread the wealth on Monday, as everyone got a chance to play in a 16-6 romp at Prosser.

Justin Reyes went the distance for Sun Valley, now 5-2 on the season, giving up three earned runs and notching six strikeouts in seven innings of work on the mound.

Sun Valley jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first inning and never let up.

The Sunnyside squad's margin increased to 5-0 by the second, and it led 10-0 heading into the bottom of the fourth.

That's when Sun Valley experienced its only hiccup on the night, as Prosser scored all six of its runs to suddenly make things interesting.

It was the second consecutive game in which Sun Valley surrendered a big inning.

But, unlike last Saturday's nail-biting win over Pasco, Sun Valley responded with six more runs from there to slam the door on Prosser.

Reyes helped his own cause with a 2-for-4 day at the plate, and Jonathan Hysell was 3-for-4 with two RBI. Other players coming up with clutch run-scoring hits included Angelo Salinas, Chance Graff and Alex Aguilar.

"Everybody played, it was a team effort," said Coach Tom Schmick. "The kids are playing well."

Sun Valley hopes to keep the momentum going today at home when they play Pasco at 5 p.m.

While the romp over Prosser advanced Sun Valley's win streak to three games, Schmick had other priorities.

"Everybody got a chance to play and bat two times," he observed. "And that's more important to me than anything else."

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