HARTFORD, Conn. — Cassie Kim picked a nice time for her first hole-in-one — the 18th hole of her first round at the Girls Junior PGA Championships on Tuesday.
The Davis graduate shot 2-over 72 at Keney Park Golf Course, which is hosting 144 qualifiers for the first two rounds of the 72-hole event.
Kim aced the 146-yard 18th hole with a 6-iron to finish off a back nine of 1-under 34. She is tied for 60th with three leaders sharing the first-day lead with course-record rounds of 65.
Beetles beat CWL leader
Dylan Clampitt's walk-off RBI single capped a five-run seventh inning and lifted the Yakima Pepsi Beetles to a 6-5 win over the CWL-leading Kennewick Outlaws on Tuesday at Parker Faller Field.
The Outlaws won the nightcap 6-2 and will host the Beetles for two games on Wednesday.
Diego Sosa, Isaac Briones and Jared Sires all had two hits with a double in the opener, and John McDonald pitched a complete game and contributed a two-run double in the late rally.
Sires hit a solo home run in the second game for the Beetles, who moved to 8-6 in league and 14-22 overall.
Edmiston, Schuldheisz (6) and Lind; McDonald and Sires.
Yakima highlights: Diego Sosa 2-4, 2b, run, 2 RBI; Dylan Clampett 1-3, RBI; Gabe DeJesus 2-4; Jeff Edgar 1-3, run; Isaac Briones 2-4, 2b, 2 runs; Jared Sires 2-3, 2b, run; Jayden Martinez 1-2, RBI; John McDonald 1-4, 2b, 2 RBI.
Marchart, Stevenson (7) and Lind; Dion, Clampitt (6) and Martinez.
Yakima highlights: Gabe DeJesus 2-4, 2b; Jared Sires 2-3, HR.
Pak win streak at 12
SELAH — Hayden Groth's three-hitter powered the Yakima Valley Pepsi Pak to a 7-0 victory and a sweep over the Hanford Flames in a CWL doubleheader Tuesday night at Archer Stadium.
The Pak got a complete game from Austin Tolliver to win the opener 9-4. Yakima Valley improved to 9-3 in league and 26-8 overall and will take a 12-game win streak into the Brandy Pugh tournament, which starts Wednesday.
Carson Poulson had three RBI in the first game and Jack Van De Brake had a double, two runs and two RBI in the nightcap. Dylan Bishop had two RBI in each game.
Stutesman, Powers (5) and C. McMurdo; Tolliver and Bishop.
YV highlights: Carson Poulson 2-3, run, 3 RBI; Dylan Bishop 1-3, run, 2 RBI; Nate Gutierrez 2-3, run; Riley Seed 1-2, 2 runs, RBI; Nick Garretson 2-3, RBI; Bryce Helgeson 1-2, run, RBI.
A. McMurdo, Martin (6) and C. McMurdo; Groth and Bishop.
YV highlights: Hayden Groth CG, 3-hitter, 1 BB, 3 K; Jack Van De Brake 1-4, 2b, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Brandon Bruner 2-3, 2b, run; Spencer Froula 1-2, 2 runs; Dylan Bishop 1-3, 2 RBI.
Othello 4, Yakima Junior Beetles 3 (Y: Angel Morales 2-3, 3b, RBI; Ben Kibbe 1-2, RBI; David Perales 1-2; Dylan Morrow 1-3, run; Frank Olivas RBI; Hunter Kleinow 2-3, run; Josh Fernadez 1-3, 2b, run; Wyatt Beetchnow 1-4).
Othello 8, Yakima Junior Beetles 1 (Y: Morales 1-2; Perales 1-3; Dillan Morrow 3-4, solo HR; Ethan Williams 1-3, 2b; Beetchnow 1-3).