5/1/11 Kennewick, WA We are headed down the home stretch in the Big Nine Baseball Season. In the 3A division the city of Kennewick has 3 teams atop the league standings and 3 teams in the Seattle Times Top 10.
For the Richland Bombers a dream season ended nightmarishly on a cold May night at Safeco Field.
The Bombers, who used pitching and pressure offense to return to the 4A title game for the 2nd straight year, could not put together enough offense to overcome the pitching of Kentwood.
For the weekend the Bombers would muster just 3 hits, 1 in the semifinal, and 2 in the final. It did not help that Richland faced probably the top 2 pitchers in the state in Shorewood's Snell and Kentwood's Avery Kain.
Though the outcome was not what Bomber Nation wanted, it was a fun weekend and a fun season. Hats off to this year's Bombers team for a great run!
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The Columbia Basin Big Nine League is arguably the best HS conference in the State when it comes to Baseball.
Who could argue with the last 10 years or so when the Big 9 has been represented in the Championship Game 8 times winning the title 5 times.
Coach Jacobs has his team peaking at the right time...surprise, surprise...
5/11/11 Richland, WA
Regional Baseball has begun and the road to Tacoma is underway. "Sub-Regionals" began yesterday across Eastern Washington.
We couldn't leave out the baseball players from our ever popular lists of SE region bests.
WSN released its latest Big 9 Conference Top 40 Baseball players on last weeks Zone TV show (FOX 11/41 - Tricities/Yakima 10:35p Thursday). Check out the full list after the jump.
The Big 9 all conference teams were announced for 2012. 3A Player of the Year - Trek Stemp (Kennewick), 3A Outstanding Pitcher Colin Serkowski (Hanford) and for 4A Player of the Year CJ Gettman (Wenatchee), Outstanding Pitcher of the Year Dustin Driver (Wenatchee)
FULL LIST 3A
FULL LIST 4A