EL DORADO HILLS — Graham Bennett held Inderkum hitless Tuesday and Union Mine scored a baker’s dozen in the top of the third inning en route to toppling Inderkum 13-0 via the mercy rule in the third day of the Surewest-Woodcreek Invitational baseball tournament at Oak Ridge.
Inderkum left two runners on in each of the first two innings and the game was scoreless going into the third. The Diamondbacks came to bat and exploded offensively, sending 17 batters to the plate. Chris Beck had a pair of two-run singles, Taylor Ward (2-for-3) crushed a deep RBI triple, pinch-runner Dan Davis was used four times and scored three runs and when the dust settled, Union Mine held an insurmountable lead.
Graham struck out six, including the side in the third, as the D’backs had little trouble against the winless Tigers. Jon Wong added two hits for Union Mine.
In Tuesday’s early game, Oak Ridge crushed Oakmont 18-3 in four and a half innings — scoring four runs in the first inning, five in the second, three in the third and seven in the fourth. Senior catcher Drew Reischl was 3-for-4 with a triple, double and five RBIs; Cody Uharriet went 3-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs; Lance Berringer drove in four runs; Alec De Watteville was 2-for-4 with two RBIs; Mason Watkins had two hits including a double; Zach Mahon went 2-for-3 and Jake Wehr drove in two.
On the mound, Alex Fitchett gave up one hit in four innings to pick up the win.
Elsewhere, Ponderosa dropped its first game as host Bella Vista edged the Bruins 4-3 Tuesday. Tyler Evanoff had three hits for Ponderosa; Jerrod Bravo doubled twice and drove in two; and Dom Campodonico homered. Troy Booher started and pitched five innings and Andrew Lee threw the final two. The Bruins committed four errors.
Down near San Luis Obispo, El Dorado bounced back from a loss to blitz Morro Bay 12-1 Tuesday at the Atascadero Tournament. Cody Schneider picked up the win with a five-inning five-hitter with thee strikeouts; Connor Lacher hit a three-run home run; Roger Gadow went 2-for-3 with four RBIs; and Joey Smith and CJ Campini each added two hits.