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'Hounds rout Toppenish twice

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Greyhounds baseball team powdered the Toppenish Wildcats twice yesterday, winning 10-4 and 18-1.

In Tuesday's nightcap, Grandview outhit the visiting Wildcats by a 16 to 5 margin enroute to scoring the 18-1 win. The Greyhounds' top hitters in the game included Jr. Ledesma, two doubles and a single while driving in three runs and scoring twice; Tony Chester, 3-for-4 with a double with two RBI and two runs scored; J. Camacho, 2-for-2 with three runs scored; and Rigo Rodriguez, 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI.

Kevin Concienne picked up the victory from atop the mound in the twin bill finale. Concienne allowed only three hits in four innings of work while pitching shutout ball. He also fanned five Toppenish batters. Reliever J. Cardenas worked the fifth and final inning. He was touched for a single run on two hits.

In Tuesday's opener, Grandview's starting hurler, Chester, got chased in the second inning, thanks to issuing four free passes. He pitched scoreless ball in the first, but the Wildcats plated all four of their runs in the second frame off him. He was replaced by Rodriguez, who finished the seven-inning game by allowing only two more hits the rest of the way.

The 'Hounds easily covered the four runs Toppenish plated by pushing 10 runs of their own across the dish. Chester and Concienne each scored twice for Grandview on a combined 4-for-8 effort at the plate. M. Guillen and A. Tucker also had multi-hit games for the 'Hounds, each coming through with a pair of singles.

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