DUPONT, Wash. — Cassie Kim may have missed a chance at a state high school championship but she claimed an even bigger prize this past weekend.
The Davis High senior shot a 3-under par 141 to win the 2019 Pacific Northwest Girls Junior PGA Championship at The Home Course.
Kim edged Baylee Hammericksen of Medford, Ore., by one shot. Kim opened with a 2-under 70 on Saturday and followed that with a 1-under 71 on Sunday.
With the victory, Kim qualified for the 44th Girls Junior PGA Championship, one of The PGA of America's premier junior events, July 9-12 at Keney Park Golf Course in Hartford, Conn.
Kim's younger brother John tied for 24th in the Boys Age 16-18 Division. He shot 77-76 for a 153 total.
Cassie Kim had qualified for the Class 4A state tournament last month but was unable to compete because she was taking International Baccalaureate testing.
HANFORD 11-15, YAKIMA 10-7: At Parker Faller Field, Jared Sires was 3 for 3 with a double, grand slam and six RBI in the opener for the Beetles, who rolled up 24 hits despite the two setbacks to open Central Washington League play.
JoJo Gonzalez was 3 for 4 with a double, home run, two RBI and three runs scored in the nightcap for Yakima, which plays at Hanford on Wednesday.
Hanford 004 052 0 — 11 9 0
Yakima 210 403 0 — 10 11 8
Sires, Clampitt (6) and Martinez.
Yakima highlights: Diego Sosa 1-4, RBI; Dylan Clampitt 2-4, 2 2b, 2 RBI; Gabe DeJesus 3 runs; Isaac Briones 2-4, 2b; Jared Sires 3-3, 2b, GS, 6 RBI; Jayden Martinez 1-3; John McDonald 1-2, 2b, RBI, 3 runs; Steven Rodriguez 1-4.
Hanford 401 603 1 — 15 9 2
Yakima 000 322 0 — 7 13 3
Dion, Skahan (4) and Martinez.
Yakima highlights: Brock Valicoff 1-2; Sosa 2-4, run; Clampitt 2-5, 2b, run; DeJesus 2-4, RBI; Martinez 2-3, 2b, run; JoJo Gonzalez 3-4, 2b, HR, 2 RBI, 3 runs; Rodriguez 1-4, RBI, run; Coden Skahan 6 K.
YAKIMA VALLEY 7-13, SOUTHRIDGE 6-10: At Southridge, the Pepsi Pak swept a late doubleheader as the second game went extra innings. Details will appear in a later edition.
Yakima Valley Peppers 13, East Valley 3 (YV: Teagan Mahre 3.1 IP, 5 K, 0 BB, 2 RBI; Chase Ergeson 3-5, 2 2b, 2 RBI, 3 runs; Conner Dailey 2-2, RBI, 2 runs; Jack Jenkins 2-2; Mitchell Cruzen 2-4, 2 RBI, 2 runs; Matt Quincy 2-2, RBI).
West Valley Baseball Club 4, Yakima Junior Beetles 2 (WV: Tommy Melusky 2-3, 2 2b; Blake Leaverton CG, 5 hits, 8 Ks. Yak: Angel Morales 1-3; David Perales 2-3, RBI, run; Dillan Morrow 1-3, 3b, run; Eddie Almaguer 2-3, 2b; Hunter Kleinow 1-3).
West Valley Baseball Club 12, Yakima Junior Beetles 5 (WV: Melusky 2-2. Yak: Morales 2-4, 2 runs; Ben Kibbe 2-4, run; Perales 2-2, 2 RBI; Morrow 1-4; Ethan Williams 1-1; Geoff Edger 3-3, 3b, 2 RBI, 2 runs; Josh Fernandez RBI).
Brink records ace
Mel Brink recorded a hole-in-one Saturday on the eighth hole at Yakima Elks. Brink used an 8-iron on the 139-yard hole. It was witnessed by Chris Schlect, Mark Meyocks and Doug Hay.
Double eagle for Lane
Ed Lane recorded a double-eagle on the 18th hole at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla on Saturday. Lane, who has three aces to his credit, sank a 240-yard shot with a 3-wood on the par 5 hole. It was witnessed by Cindy Lane and Brandon Smith.