Hermiston Legion put up a two spot in the top of the seventh to secure a win over Richland on July 4. It was the team’s first win in a week, and only its third win in 11 games.
The team has yet to unlock all of its potential but the late rally in the Tri Cities showed promise against a tough future WIAA opponent.
Hermiston (6-18) took a very early 1-0 lead after the top half of the opening frame but a powerful Richland offense was on display and the home team got back out in front, 2-1, after the first.
Each team scored three runs in the fifth to keep the advantage in Richland’s favor, 5-4, but Tick and Checho Rosales each brought home runners on RBI single line drives to center field to ultimately put Hermiston on top.
Rustin Edmiston was awarded the win after pitching 2 1/3 innings of relief. Edmiston allowed only one hit and struck out one batter while toeing the rubber. Seth Prewitt got the start for Hermiston and lasted three innings before being replaced in favor of Ethin Randolph.
Offensively Prewitt, Kelson Robertson and Gavin Hunter each had two hits for Hermiston. Prewitt also ended the day with two RBI with Randolph and Spencer Juul joining Tick and Checho Rosales with one RBI apiece.