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Sun Valley 16/18-year-olds whitewashed by Kennewick team

KENNEWICK - After a two-week lay-off, the Sun Valley 16/18-year-old Junior Legion baseball team returned to action on Tuesday and sustained 12-0 and 10-0 losses at Kennewick.

The Sunnyside club (0-14) had its chances, especially in game one, but came up empty-handed with the bases loaded in the fourth inning.

Sun Valley mustered six hits in the opener, led by Cameron Boboth, who went 3-for-3 at the plate. Sam Bardell and Alex Herrera were both 1-for-2 in game one.

Playing shorthanded with just nine players, the Sunnyside club had no reserves in the 107 degree heat. "It was tough," said Coach Tyler Alseth.

In game one, Kennewick did all of its damage in the second and third innings, with a combined 12 runs scored.

"We had some control problems," said Alseth. "We walked four in the second inning. In the third they had six hits."

Kennewick jumped on Sun Valley for a combined 10 runs in the third and fourth innings of game two. Fielding proved to be the problem for Sun Valley, as only five of the runs were earned.

Nathan Cornelius and Angelo Salazar each had one hit in the second game to account for Sun Valley's only base hits of the game.

Sun Valley returns to action next Wednesday, July 5, at Eastmont.

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