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    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2018
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SPORTS
From Hermiston to the major leagues
Graduate Ramsay
has been an MLB
scout for 33 years
By ANNIE FOWLER
STAFF WRITER
Scott Ramsay was more
than impressed with Kenni-
son Field on Friday night.
“It’s so different,” said
Ramsay, a former all-state
defensive back for Herm-
iston. “We played on grass
and dirt, and there was a
big hump in the middle of
the field. There was a cinder
track around the field, and
there was a baseball field in
the northwest corner. The
football field was in the out-
field of the baseball
running back during
his football days at
field. This is really
Hermiston. On the
nice.”
The 1979 Herm-
baseball field, he
iston High School
was an all-state out-
fielder his junior
graduate and for-
mer Bulldogs cap-
year, and an all-state
tain, was one of the Scott
pitcher his senior
honorary captains Ramsay
year.
during the Home-
After high school,
coming celebration Friday, Ramsay played football and
along with 1969 graduate baseball at the University of
Charley Grabeel.
Idaho for one year. When
When he was asked to Idaho dropped baseball, he
return to his hometown, transferred to Whitworth
Ramsay said he didn’t have University, where he con-
tinued to play baseball.
to think twice.
He pitched for the Pirates
“When somebody asks
you do something, then until an injury his junior
somebody probably wants year cut his baseball career
you here,” he said. “I try not short.
While his playing days
to let anyone down.”
Ramsay, 57, was a defen- were over, his life in base-
sive back, quarterback and ball was just beginning.
In 1984, he was hired as
a scout for the Los Ange-
les Dodgers. Other than the
one year he coached at Blue
Mountain Community Col-
lege (1990-91), Ramsay
has been involved in Major
League Baseball.
“It’s been 33 years of
this,” he said. “It’s all I
know anymore.”
Ramsay, who lives north
of Spokane, is in his fifth
year as a scout with the
Washington Nationals. His
area covers Idaho, Mon-
tana, Oregon, Washington
and Wyoming. He also cov-
ers all of Canada.
He also has worked for
the Kansas City Royals,
Philadelphia Phillies, Chi-
cago White Sox and Detroit
Tigers.
“When scouts jump,
it’s usually a promotional
jump,” Ramsay said.
Among the players Ram-
say has signed, are Jimmy
Rollins, Johnny Estrada and
Brandon Duckworth.
“They
are All-Star
guys,” he said.
Ramsay spends a good
deal of time in the North-
west, and has scouted play-
ers from the Tri-Cities to
Pendleton, and everywhere
in between.
“I was in Hermiston two
years ago when they played
West Linn, and I got to see
the new field at the middle
school,” he said. “I hav-
en’t spent a lot of time here
recently, their program has
been down a little. I am in
the Tri-Cities every year,
and Pendleton has had some
good kids. I’ve been in Stan-
field and watched the Gro-
gan boys (Quin and Dylan).
I’m always around.”
The Nationals missed
out on Southridge High
School’s Mason Martin
nearly two years ago. He
was drafted by the Pitts-
burgh Pirates.
“He’s a good kid,” Ram-
say said. “That’s still a sore
subject.”
And, scouting the North-
west means he gets to come
home every now and again.
“Hermiston is a small
community with a typical
small-town atmosphere,”
he said. “You know every-
body. I have always been
kind of a country boy. Still
am.”
PREP ROUNDUP
Hermiston volleyball
sweeps Kennewick
By ANNIE FOWLER
STAFF WRITER
The Hermiston Bull-
dogs moved one step
closer to securing a play-
off spot Thursday night,
sweeping the Kennewick
Lions in a Mid-Columbia
Conference match at the
Lions Den.
Ireland
McDonough
had eight kills, 10 digs
and nine aces as the Bull-
dogs (4-7 MCC) cruised to
a 25-19, 25-13, 25-14 win.
“They looked good,”
Kennewick coach Brandy
Sonderland said. “They
were ready to fight. They
deserved to win.”
The win gave the Bull-
dogs a series sweep of the
Lions. Hermiston won the
first meeting Sept. 13 in
straight sets.
“For us, this is huge,”
Hermiston coach Amy
Dyck said. “We are still
learning how to win. I’m
proud of the way they were
able to focus and close it
out.”
Kennewick (2-8) was
hit with a loss before the
match even started as
Tayah Townsend injured
her knee in warmups. In
the second set, the Lions
lost April Buckingham
with a concussion.
“That doesn’t help the
cause,” Sonderland said.
The Lions jumped out
to an 8-1 lead in the first
set despite the loss of
Townsend, but it didn’t
take long for the Bulldogs
to get back in the match.
After Daisy Maddox
put down a kill for sideout,
Courtnee West served six
consecutive points for an
8-8 score.
Kennewick took a 10-9
lead, then McDonough
went to work. She reeled
off six points, including
five aces, to give Hermis-
Hermiston boys XC finishes
sixth at Kennewick meet
ton a 16-10 lead.
The Lions would get as
close as 23-18 before the
Bulldogs closed out the
set.
There were four ties
in the second set, the last
at 10-10, as the Bulldogs
dominated play.
Emma Combes gave
Hermiston breathing room
with four points for a 15-10
lead, and Halee Stubbs
extended the lead to 19-12
and the rout was on.
Two long service runs
by McDonough in the
third set the table for the
Bulldogs.
McDonough’s first trip
to the service line was
worth seven points and a
9-3 lead. Another string of
seven points gave Hermis-
ton a 24-13 lead.
A kill by Scout Reagan
ended the match.
Reagan finished with
five kills, seven blocks
and five digs, while Avery
Treadwell added eight
kills, Kendall Dowdy 14
assists and 10 digs, and
Stubbs 18 digs. West
chipped in with 17 assists
and four kills, and Sophia
Streeter had five kills.
Grace Morby led the
Lions with six kills, while
M’Kaylah Mangum added
four kills and 11 digs,
and Madeline Gebers 14
assists, three kills and five
digs.
HERMISTON HERALD
Led by Angel Benites,
the Hermiston boys were
sixth at the Mid-Columbia
Conference meet Thursday
at Lawrence Scott Park in
Kennewick.
Benites turned in a time
of 16 minutes, 12.64 sec-
onds to place 20th on the
day for the Bulldogs (145
points).
Kennewick’s Johan Cor-
rea won the race in a time of
14:23.37, while Kamiakin
won the team title with 31
points.
Following Benites across
the finish line were Gregory
Anderson (22nd, 16:14.74),
Freddy Mendoza (25th,
16:21.76), Adrian Delgado
(37th, 16:53.54) and Martin
Heredia (39th, 16:59.78).
In the girls race, Herm-
iston finished eighth (217
points), led by Cydney
Sanchez, who was 28th
(20.01.29).
Kamiakin won the team
title with 53 points, with
Walla Walla’s Ella Nelson
placing first in a time of
17:32.11.
Ellie
Ernst
(35th,
20:12.98) was the sec-
ond Bulldog across the fin-
ish line, followed by Alexia
Serna (43rd, 20:39.28),
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Volleyball
STANFIELD
3,
ENTERPRISE 2 - Stan-
field carried their momen-
tum from Tuesday’s Helix
win into Thursday, battling
it out with Enterprise and
coming out on top after five
sets.
The Lady Tigers started
strong with an opening set
win, 25-16, but narrowly
dropped the following two,
27-25 and 25-16. They came
back in the final two sets to
claim the match, 28-26 and
15-7.
Friday.
Girls Soccer
KENNEWICK
2,
HERMISTON 0 - Coming
off Tuesday’s loss against
Richland, the Lady Bull-
dogs couldn’t recover in
time to face Kennewick on
Thursday night.
“It was a rough game,”
said coach Freddy Guizar.
“We just came from play-
ing a really solid team on
Tuesday, and straight into
practice on Wednesday.
Our girls had no rest. It just
didn’t work out for us.”
Hermiston (0-9, 1-6) will
host Kamiakin (6-0, 5-1-1)
Thursday.
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The Lady Pirates claimed
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