Richland scored five runs in the first inning and added four over the next two innings en route to a 13-7 victory that eliminated Newport on Wednesday from the State Junior American Legion baseball tournament being played in Centralia and Chehalis, Wash.
Jeremy Barwick led the way for Richland in the Division A final with four hits.
Richland will play the winner of the other division today for the championship.
Newport got two hits apiece from four players including Bryce Green, who had a pair of triples.
•The Ridgefield Reds scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth to take the lead for good and defeated the Curtis Vikings 8-5 in the championship game of the American Legion Junior “A” tournament at Al K. Jackson field.
Ridgefield reached the title game by defeating Lakeside Recovery 7-6 earlier in the day, scoring three runs in the top of the seventh and withstanding a six-run rally by Lakeside in the bottom of final inning.
•The Spokane RiverHawks (11-22 West Coast Collegiate League) split a doubleheader with the host Kelowna Falcons (16-17), losing the first game 7-4 before rebounding to take the second game 12-3.
Jennifer Ackerson defeated former Washington State University All-American Kim Welch, 5 and 4, in the first round of match play at the United States Women’s Amateur Championship at the par-72, 6,341-yard Settindown Creek course of Ansley Golf Club in Roswell, Ga.
University of Idaho golfer Renee Skidmore fell to Virginia Grimes, 3 and 2.
University of Washington golfer Paige Mackenzie advanced with a 19-hole victory over Huskies teammate Amber Prange.
•Washington junior Alex Prugh of Spokane is in second place after 36 holes of play at the 39th Pacific Coast Amateur Championships being played at windy Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.
Prugh shot 2-under-par 70 to post the low score for the round played in 30-40 mph winds.
After opening with a 72, he is two strokes off the lead at 2-over 142.
BYU’s Clay Ogden leads the tournament at 140. Ogden has rounds of 68 and 72.
Prugh’s score has helped to pace the Washington State Golf Association to a three-shot win in the annual Morse Cup Team Competition, held in conjunction with the first two rounds of the 72-hole championship.
Today’s third round will be played on Pacific Dunes GC with Friday’s final round at Bandon Dunes.
Track and field
Recent West Valley graduate Rashad Toussaint was injured in practice and did not get to participate in the triple jump at the Pan Am Junior track meet in Windsor, Ontario, on Sunday.
Toussaint, a three-time state champion who has the longest jump in Washington prep history, bounding 52-feet, 1/2-inch, hurt his left leg in practice last Thursday morning.
Denny Fernandez Deraliz of Cuba won the event with a jump of 55-1½.
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