Selah Baseball Makes Quick Work of Prosser, Extends Win Streak to Eight
On a frigid Saturday evening, Selah had their work cut out for them in a double-header against a solid 7-2 Prosser squad.
Selah ended up scored runs in every inning of both games. Soundly defeating Prosser by scores 17-3, and 10-0.
The scoring party started early in game one.
Carter Chapman and Devon Garner led off the third inning with ground ball outs, but Selah’s next nine batters would all get on base, and ALL of them would score.
“We’re always thinking about the next man up,” said catcher Devon Garner, “You’ve got to be mentally tough to sustain a rally like that.”
Reid Rasmussen took his usual Saturday start. He put together a solid 3 inning effort, striking out five and allowing two earned runs.
Rasmussen picked up his fourth win of the season, keeping his perfect record intact.
Prosser's pitching would continue to struggle in game 2.
Prosser starter Benito Bravo either walked or hit 7 of the first 14 batters he faced.
"They're pitcher was giving us pitches we had to take advantage of," said junior Dylan Bishop, "I definitely feel we did that tonight."
Bishop would take the mound for the second game. He had a near perfect start, going four innings and allowing just one hit.
Notable performances at the the plate for Selah include Carter Young, who had a four base hits including a triple. Also Dylan Bishop, who scored five runs and got on base six times (numbers are combined between two games.)
It’s worth mentioning in both games Selah scored more runs than they had hits.
In game two, their runs doubled their hits. With ten runs compared to five hits. Almost an unfathomable ratio.
"We put some nice bunts down today, and they were throwing them away," said Selah coach Mike Archer, "they also walked some guys that helped us get on base."
Selah will have a tough stretch this upcoming week, with a stand alone game next Tuesday against Ephrata, and a double-header next Saturday against East Valley.
It's the East Valley series that has this Selah team fired up.
"Even on the rainy days we're still out here practicing," Bishop said, "we've been out here everyday working our butts off, and our goal is to earn those wins."