The Devin Oil Hermiston Heat, coming off the teams first win of the year 11-9 against the Pendleton Pepsi DiamondJaxx on Sunday at the Walla Walla Griz Invitational, will host its Fathers Day Tournament June 15-17 at Weber Field.
The Heat will host the DiamondJaxx, the Hanford Flames and the Mt. Angel Trojans in a round-robin tournament.
The action kicks off with Hanford and Mt. Angel playing the first game at 2 p.m. Friday. Hanford will play a doubleheader the first day with a game against the Heat at 4:30 p.m.
The Heat will also play a pair Friday as they take on the DiamondJaxx in the nightcap at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays action has the host team playing the days first game, a 9 a.m. contest with Mt. Angel.
At 11:30 a.m., Mt. Angel will play the second game of a doubleheader against Pendleton. Pendleton and Hanford have the days final game at 2:30 p.m.
The top two teams will play for the tournament championship at 1 p.m. Sunday and the others will play for third place at 10 a.m.
After starting the season 0-4, the Heat ran up a 10-1 lead on the DiamondJaxx with aggressive base running and 11 singles through the first three innings. Heat pitcher Tyler Sexton did just enough on the hill to fend off the Jaxx before Cole Smith came in and slammed the door shut, pitching a scoreless seventh inning. Sexton earned the win with six innings pitched while Smith was credited with a save.
Devin Oil plated four runs in the first and second innings to chase DiamondJaxx starter TJ Hancock off the bump.
The Heat (1-4) is off until the Fathers Day Tournament.