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First-place Cheney sweeps

Sun., April 19, 2009

Cheney strengthened its hold on first place in the Great Northern League baseball standings Saturday with a 10-0, 9-6 sweep of visiting West Valley.

Rick Heuschkel tossed six shutout innings and Max Harris had two hits and three RBIs in the opener.

Harris drove in three more runs and Drew Ableman and Sean Scholer combined for five hits and four runs to pace the Blackhawks (10-1, 7-1) in the second game.

West Valley slipped to 5-6, 5-3.

•Elsewhere in the GNL: Colville (8-3, 5-3) swept visiting Medical Lake, 3-2 and 12-7. Colville’s Ben Pinkham pitched a complete game with six strikeouts and no walks in the opener. Pinkham homered and P.J. Sager had two triples, a double and knocked in five runs to pace the Indians’ second-game victory. The Cardinals fell to 2-9, 1-6. … Deer Park (5-5, 3-5) belted 31 hits en route to an 11-3, 14-4 sweep of visiting Riverside (1-9, 0-8). Adam Shroyer had three hits in the opener. Tanner Knutson had two doubles and a pair of singles in the second contest.

•Intermountain League: Orofino (12-1, 10-1) rolled past visiting Kellogg, 11-1 and 14-2. Michael Welch paced Orofino with six hits in the doubleheader. Kellogg fell to 3-5, 1-5. … Zack Roberts struck out 16 and Zach Maas had two RBIs to carry Bonners Ferry (6-5, 2-3) to a 6-2 home win over St. Maries. The Lumberjacks (3-6, 2-5) won the second game 2-1 behind Matt Corsi’s three-hitter. Mark Grubham drove in one of the Lumberjacks’ runs. … Timberlake (6-9, 4-5) rallied with a four-run sixth inning to take the first game 6-4 and followed it up with a 10-5 victory over visiting Priest River at Spirit Lake. Cody Perez’s two-out, two-run single gave the Tigers a 5-4 lead and Derek Tymesen added an RBI single in the opener. Ty Wilkerson fanned 12 to earn his third win. Sal Miranda went 3 for 4 with two RBIs in the second game.

•Non-league: Moscow (8-5) used a five-run sixth inning to win the opening game 8-5 and Matt Belschner tossed a complete game as the Bears completed a home sweep of Lakeland (2-13) with an 8-1 victory. Moscow used six hits and a walk while scoring all five runs with two outs in the sixth inning. The Bears’ Jake Helbling had five hits in the sweep.


Great Northern League: Colville (10-1, 6-0) scored 12 runs in the first inning of the opener and 19 in the first frame of the second game and cruised to a doubleheader sweep of visiting Medical Lake (0-10, 0-4). Alison Holst pitched a five-inning no-hitter and Amanda Hamilton hit a home run in a 23-0 first-game victory. Makayla Carr struck out seven and Holst belted a homer in Colville’s 22-1 win in the second game. Jennica Ebel scored seven runs in the two games. … Kelsie Carlson’s sacrifice fly in the eighth inning plated the winning run as host Deer Park (7-3, 2-2) completed an 8-2, 5-4 sweep over Riverside (0-10, 0-6). Carly Helm had a single, double and triple to highlight the Stags’ seven-hit attack in the opener. Helm also got the win on the mound. … Visiting West Valley (6-3, 5-1) took a pair from Cheney (1-9, 0-6) behind the pitching of Rachel Meagley and Kelli Peckham. Meagley struck out 12 batters and yielded no walks in the Eagles’ 5-1 win in the first game. She also had a pair of hits and two RBIs. Peckham settled down after giving up two first-inning runs to strike out 11 in the second game. Emily Hankel was 3 of 3 as West Valley won 8-3.

•Inland Empire League: Jessica Ulrich pitched two complete games as visiting Lewiston topped Coeur d’Alene 1-0 and 5-2. The Bengals (11-5, 6-5) won the opener on Shaundee Garrett’s solo homer in the sixth inning. Ulrich gave up six hits and Amanda Hoffman stroked a double and triple in the second game. The Vikings (9-6, 3-6) stranded seven runners in the second contest.

•Intermountain League: Timberlake kept its unbeaten league record intact with a 6-5, 3-2 home sweep against Priest River at Spirit Lake. The Tigers (11-4, 10-0) pulled out the opener when Brit Amende scored on Afton Allred’s single in the bottom of the seventh. Timberlake trailed 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh in the second game, but Amende and Megan Hill scored after Allred’s single was misplayed by the Spartans (2-4, 0-3). … Visiting St. Maries blasted four home runs in routing Bonners Ferry 12-0 and 15-3. Michelle Guidry hit a grand slam and Doris Sines added a three-run homer in the first game. Tia Asbury and Karly Truscott connected for the Lumberjacks (7-6, 6-2) in the second game. Bonners Ferry dropped to 0-9, 0-5. St. Maries’ Jade Wemhoff had six hits in the two games.

•Non-league: Amy Westberg’s single drove in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh as Moscow (2-8) edged visiting Lakeland 3-2. Pitcher Ali Watson gave up just four hits, but the Hawks (7-7) were stung by four errors.

Track and field

Big Red Classic: Kelsey Nix won the 200 meters (27.4 seconds) and was second in the 100 to help the Mead girls win the Big Red Classic in Cheney. The Panthers finished with 149.6 points, easily outdistancing second-place Colville’s 117. Shadle Park’s Bianca Pope won the shot put (36 feet) and discus (118-11). North Central edged Mead to win the boys meet. The Indians were paced by Dylan Harris, who won the 200 in 23.5; William Haven, who clocked 16.7 seconds to win the 110 hurdles; and Josh Lappano, whose throw of 162-10 won the javelin. NC finished with 144.67 points. Mead placed second with 138.

Undeberg Invitational: Lind-Ritzville captured the girls and boys titles at the event in Medical Lake. The Broncos’ Jordan Bilodeaux won the 400 meters and 110 hurdles. Lauren Gust (800), Suzanne Gust (300 hurdles) and Kelsey Arlt (shot put) won girls events.

Larry Eason Invitational: Mt. Spokane’s girls finished sixth and the boys were 14th in Snohomish, Wash. Rachel Damiano took second in the discus (122-6) and Joanna Luse placed third in the 100 hurdles (15.61). Derek Goulette cleared 13-6 to finish second in the pole vault.

Boys soccer

Great Northern League: Clarkston (5-4, 4-4 GNL) knocked off host Colville (0-8, 0-8) with a 1-0 victory in a shootout. Bantams goalkeeper Sean West made 17 saves. Colville’s Kjell Perry had nine saves.


Intermountain League: Bonners Ferry’s boys and Kellogg’s girls claimed wins at the match at St. Maries Golf Course. Bonners Ferry’s Aaron Moe and St. Maries’ Satchel Schetzle shared medalist honors with 79s. Kelsey Harden was girls medalist with 95.


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