Henderson’s hot bat helps Bears edge EV
Kris Henderson belted a two-run home run in the third inning, then drove in the winning run in the fifth on a sacrifice fly to give Central Valley a 5-4 Greater Spokane League baseball victory over visiting East Valley on Thursday.
It was Henderson’s second homer in as many games – coming on the heels of a seven-RBI performance in the Bears’ opening win over Cheney.
Jake Swatko of the Bears (2-0) pitched a complete-game five-hitter against the defending regular-season champions, fanning seven without issuing a walk.
George Hamilton ripped a pair of doubles for EV (1-1).
In other GSL games, Kyle Douglas belted a solo homer in the fifth and Andy Greenslitt pitched 5 2/3 innings, striking out seven, to give Ferris a 6-2 victory over visiting Gonzaga Prep. … Brandon Arnold‘s fifth-inning RBI lifted Lewis and Clark to a 5-3 win over visiting North Central at Hart Field. Daryl Mackin of the Tigers went 2 for 4, stole two bases and drove in a run. Shawn Carnahan ripped a solo homer in the first for NC. … Mark Purser pitched four shutout innings to lead Mt. Spokane to an 18-0 win at Mead. Purser finished 3 for 4 with a homer and four RBIs. Keith Tappe went 4 for 4 for Mt. Spokane, picking up five RBIs. … Josh Powell‘s third-inning solo homer spelled the difference, lifting Shadle Park to a 4-3 victory over visiting University at Jackson Field. Billy Rigsby and Powell both had a pair of hits for the Highlanders and combined to drive in all four runs. Mike Conrad had two hits and scored twice to lead U-Hi. … Alex Stanley and Greg Bradley combined to throw a four-hit shutout, helping West Valley to a 10-0 win at Rogers. Brian Peterson scored the go-ahead run in the fifth on an RBI single. The Pirates issued six walks and hit a pair of batters, helping the Eagles to a seven-run seventh.
Katie Stokes‘ two-out, bases-loaded single in the bottom of the seventh scored two runs, lifting Mt. Spokane to a 4-3 GSL victory over visiting Shadle Park. The Highlanders (2-1) carried a 3-1 lead into the bottom of the seventh, but a lead-off walk to Kate Shink turned into an RBI on Katie Dullanty’s single. Shaunae Phillipy walked to load the bases, setting the stage for Stokes’ two-run single. … Whitney McDaniel threw a one-hit shutout to lift Central Valley to a 2-0 win over visiting Cheney, evening the Bears’ record at 2-2. Brianne Snow stole a pair of bases to lead the CV offense while the Bears’ defense helped keep the Blackhawks (1-3) in check. … Angie Arment collected East Valley’s only hit in the third, but it was all the Knights needed to score a 3-2 victory at Clarkston. Cassie Schreiber scattered four hits to collect the victory. … West Valley smacked seven hits and scored 10 runs in the seventh at Ferris, coming from behind to beat the Saxons 17-8. Lindsey Hood and Gabi Lobello both finished 3 for 4, with Lobello crushing a bases-loaded triple to tie the game in the top of the sixth. … Linse Vlahovich struck out 15, walked four and allowed two hits as University scored a 9-1 win at Gonzaga Prep. Tonya Schnibbe was 3 for 3 with a homer, two RBIs and three runs for the Titans.
Nick DeGraffenreid’s hat trick lifted Pullman to a 5-0 home win over Riverside in a Great Northern League match. DeGraffenreid scored his first goal 8 minutes into the match and added his second 6 minutes later. He collected his third goal in the 62nd minute. … Deer Park collected three first-half goals and held off a furious comeback from Colville to earn a 3-2 home win. Colville missed on a late chance to tie. … Medical Lake blanked visiting Lakeside 2-0.