Summer Baseball: I-5 Toyota Fends Off Kelso

By The Chronicle

I-5 Toyota scored a run in the fifth inning and held on down the stretch to earn a 3-2 win over Kelso in a senior legion baseball game here at Wheeler Field in Centralia on Tuesday.

Benito Valencia pitched the first five innings, allowing one run and two walks while striking out six batters. Jackson Hull came on in relief and pitched a perfect seventh inning to earn the save.

At the plate, Teegan Zillyet hit an RBI sacrifice fly in the fifth inning for I-5 Toyota. Max Miller hit an RBI single in the first inning. Bodey Smith hit a double in the second inning and was knocked in by Jackson Hull with an RBI single.

“I thought they played well,” I-5 Toyota coach Tom Grunenfelder said. “It was nice to see us have a lead and close it out. That is four wins in a row, which is good.”

I-5 Toyota traveled across the mountains and faced Hanford on Friday before taking on Yakima Valley in a double header on Saturday at 1 p.m. and playing a single game on Sunday at 11 a.m. at Carlon Park in Selah.

At Centralia

I-5 TOYOTA 3, KELSO 2

Kelso 001 001 0 — 2 5 0

I-5 Toyota 110 010 X — 3 6 2

Batteries: Kelso — Spain, Spalding (4), Rios (6) and Reece; I-5 Toyota — Benito Valencia, Jackson Hull (6) and Kyle Trout

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