The Valley boys ruled Friday’s District 8-AAA baseball tournament openers.
Central Valley and University won at Seafirst Stadium to advance to today’s regional-qualifying round.
CV (11-7) ousted Shadle Park 10-5 while U-Hi (9-8) put out Gonzaga Prep 8-5.
CV and U-Hi play at 11 a.m. today in another loser-out game at Seafirst. The winner plays Greater Spokane League runner-up Ferris (11-6) at 2 p.m. for a Region IV-AAA berth.
GSL champ Mead (13-3), already region-bound, will play today’s survivor at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday for seeding.
CV 10, Shadle Park 5
Ben Miller homered and hit a two-run double in the seventh inning to guide the Bears over the Highlanders (8-9).
Adam Boots had a two-run double in the sixth, and Justin Folkins added a pair of two-out, RBI singles for CV. Nate Bartlett, roughed up by Shadle 11 days before, earned the win.
Shadle 003 010 1 - 5 13 3
CValley 111 034 x - 10 12 5
Hayden, Hughes (6) and Womach; Bartlett, Jochum (7) and Folkins. W-Bartlett (4-3). L-Hayden (3-4). HITS: Shadle Park-Hewett, Lafferty 3, Hayden 2, Womach, Townsend 2, Penick 2, Bender. Central Valley-Nelson, Miller 4, Jochim 3, Folkins 2, Boots, Paventy. 2B-Miller, Boots, Hayden, Penick. 3B-Jochim. HR-Miller (4).
University 8, Gonzaga Prep 5
Kyle Sale and Andy Dunham had two-run doubles in the fourth to carry the Titans over the Bullpups (8-9).
Chris McMurtrey, who lost to G-Prep 2-1 on April 28 despite a four-hitter, picked up the win.
GPrep 022 001 0 - 5 8 2
University 020 501 x - 8 6 0
Yarbrough, Paras (4), Blakesley (6) and O’Connor; McMurtrey, Valkenaar (7) and Haiar. W-McMurtrey (3-4). L-Yarbrough (3-5).
HITS: Gonzaga Prep-Comfort, Kocharhook 3, Yarbrough 2, Korst, Coffman. University-Fryer. Sale, J.Price, Dunham, Powell. 2B-Kocharhook, Yarbrough, Sale, Dunham.
Mead 6, Central Valley 0
At Franklin Park, Shanelle Test struck out nine, including two to get out of a bases-loaded jam in the fourth, and the Panthers (13-4) beat the Bears (12-6) to advance to Tuesday’s title game against University.
Janessa Karstens had three RBIs. Karstens, Kristi House and Missy Bonanno went 2 for 3.
The title game, at 6 p.m. at Franklin, will decide the top two seeds to the Region IV-AAA tournament at Moses Lake. CV will play Rogers at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday for the third and fourth regional seeds.
CValley 000 000 0 - 0 3 1
Mead 200 400 x - 7 9 0
Decker, Williams (6) and Stangland; Test and Bonanno. W-Test (8-1). L- Decker (0-3).
HITS: Central Valley-Del Mese, Kr.Heuett, Mills. Mead-Karstens 2, House 2, Turner, Bonanno 2, Stucky, Carnahan. 2B-Karstens.
University 2, Rogers 1
Cheryl Andrizzi of the Titans (17-0) struck out 10 and beat the Pirates (10-8) by one run for the third time this year.
Rogers’ Jamie Merrill allowed just two hits out of the infield. U-Hi’s Jen Madsen walked, stole second and scored on Megan Mertens’ single. The Pirates’ Angie Vulcano had an RBI single in the sixth.
Rogers 000 001 0 - 1 3 3
University 100 010 x - 2 5 1
Merrill and Vulcano; Andrizzi and Christiansen. W-Adrizzi (17-0). L-Merrill (10-8).
HITS: Rogers-Christiansen, Vulcano, Nill. University-Madsen, Mertens, Andrizzi, Yoke, Pierce. 3B-Christiansen.
Unseeded Gretchen Smith and Genny Hartman of University provided the biggest upset Friday during the third and fourth rounds of the District 8-AAA tournament.
Smith-Hartman defeated girls doubles top-seeds Alli Powers and Krista Kubiak of Gonzaga Prep 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 at Hart Field.
The U-Hi seniors will play for the title Monday, when all district matches shift to Central Valley. Second-seeded Kendra Leyda and Alecia Nelson of G-Prep will be their opponents.
Other top seeds fared better.
Mead’s Ryan Moran, No. 1 in boys singles, advanced to the final and will meet No. 3 Luke Witt of G-Prep. Witt stopped No. 2 Brad Heaton of CV 6-3, 6-2 at CV.
Girls singles No. 1 Darcy Ruemping of Ferris, playing on her home court, beat No. 4 Aryn Volkman of CV 7-6 (7-0), 6-1. Ruemping will play No. 3 Megan McKitterick of Ferris, who beat No. 2 Lisa VanGemert, a Gonzaga Prep freshman, 6-1, 6-1.
Mead’s Brett Kaiser and Tory Gambill, No. 1 in boys doubles, will meet No. 3 Josh Dyk and Nick Mays of Ferris in the final. Dyk-Mays beat No. 2 Spencer Piston and Ben Maixner of Lewis and Clark 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 at CV.
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