PROSSER - Throwing consistently in the low 80s, hitting speeds as high as 85 with several of his pitches, Cooper Blair handcuffed the Sunnyside Christian varsity yesterday in leading the Prosser JV baseball team to a 6-1 victory over the Knights.
"We only came up with three hits off Blair," said SCHS Coach Tyler Alseth. "He was throwing hard, and he had a decent curve.
"And, he's only on Prosser's JV," Alseth added.
The one run Sunnyside Christian managed to score in Thursday's game was generated in the top of the sixth. Brant Bosma got aboard with a single, moved to second on another single-base hit by Brandon Moore, then stole third. Bosma crossed the plate when Blair threw a pitch into the dirt, allowing Bosma to score on the wild pitch.
The one other hit the Knights came up with was off the bat of Brandon Broersma.
Prosser's JV was led at the plate by Scarver, who rapped two doubles while driving in three runs.
Prosser took control from the outset, scoring three times in its first at-bat. A lead-off walk issued by SCHS's starting pitcher, Bosma, was followed by a double, single and double.
The Mustangs plated two more runs in the bottom of the fourth, thanks primarily to a pair of errors committed by Sunnyside Christian.
Bosma (0-2) went five strong innings on the mound in the losing cause, and was replaced on the hill for Prosser's final at-bat by Wyatt Hoff.
Sunnyside Christian returns to the diamond next Tuesday for a scheduled doubleheader against Tri-Cities Prep. The twin bill will be played at the sports complex at Pasco's TRAC Center.