Gonzaga Prep, receiving a lift from an all-leaguer, moved closer to the District 8-AAA baseball tournament Saturday.
Returning all-Greater Spokane League player Mike Kocharhook singled in the tying run in the fifth inning, then scored on a passed ball to lead G-Prep over visiting Shadle Park 5-4.
G-Prep (7-8) tied University for fifth place. The top six advance to district, and Shadle (8-7), Central Valley (9-6), Ferris (10-5) and Mead (12-3) have clinched berths.
The league season ends Tuesday with Mead at Ferris, G-Prep vs. Lewis and Clark (5-10) at Hart Field, CV at Rogers (6-9) and U-Hi at Shadle. G-Prep’s Saturday win eliminated LC, but Rogers can still tie for fifth or sixth.
Gonzaga Prep 5, Shadle Park 4
Shadle Park 220 000 0 - 4 11 1
Gonzaga Prep 120 020 x - 5 10 1
Hayden and Womach; Paras and O’Connor. W-Paras (3-2). L-Hayden (3-3).
HITS: Shadle Park-Snell 2, Heuett 3, Lafferty 2, Hughes, Womach 2, Schrader. Gonzaga Prep-Greif 3, Murphy, Kocharhook, O’Connell 2, Korst, Coffman 2. 2B-Greif, Murphy, Coffman. 3B-Kocharhook.
Mead’s Britney Holt shot a 4-over-par 78 Friday at Liberty Lake Golf Course to lead qualifiers to Tuesday’s District 8-AAA championships.
Holt edged Bridget Johnson of Ferris by two strokes.
Ferris used its balance, with Johnson, third-place Laura Hicks (81) and fourth-place Hilary Prugh (84) to win the team title at 430. Central Valley and Mead tied for second with 493s.
Twenty-five golfers advanced to Tuesday’s district at MeadowWood Golf Course.