If Hank Frame wasn’t the man to beat in Greater Spokane League boys golf, he firmly established that position Monday in the league’s fourth tournament of the season at The Creek at Qualchan.
The University senior carded an 8-under-par 64 that included eight birdies and no bogeys – he had nine 4s, seven 3s, one 5 (a par) and one 2 – for a seven-shot margin over Ferris junior Garrett Howard.
Frame has a 68.5 shot average in the first four tournaments – the fifth and final one before district play is Thursday at The Fairways – and has won or shared first in each.
Lewis and Clark, with five golfers within five shots of one another among the first 12, put together a 384 team score for an 11-stroke margin over Ferris. U-Hi was third at 398.
Junior Justin Haase of LC and senior Mick McCaslin of Mead matched 74s for third.
•GSL girls golf: LC junior Chessey Thomas shot a par 72 for a two-stroke victory over Mt. Spokane freshman Savana Bezdicek to lead the Tigers’ runaway win at Qualchan.
The Tigers had three of the top four golfers and six of the top 10. LC freshmen Megan Haase and Sydney Kersten were third and fourth with 75 and 76, respectively.
Greater Spokane League: Austin Peasley pitched six innings of no-hit ball and wound up with a one-hitter, striking out four and walking one, as University (17-1) won 7-1 at Shadle Park (9-9). Tyler Pfeffer got Shadle’s hit.
Elsewhere in the GSL, Rogers (2-16) parlayed six hits, a Gonzaga Prep (9-8) error and a hit batsman into a seven-run sixth inning as the visiting Pirates overcame an 8-2 deficit en route to a 12-8 win. Mark Douglas highlighted the uprising with a two-run double. …Kyle Courtney’s third hit, and third RBI, capped a four-run sixth inning for Mead (14-3) that closed out a 12-2 win over visiting East Valley (5-13). Kramer Kembel pitched a three-hitter for Mead… Scott Simon belted a solo home run and scored two runs for Central Valley (14-4), which also capitalized on three North Central (1-16) errors in a four-run fourth en route to a 5-3 win over the home-standing Indians. Blake Yirak was 3 for 3 for NC. … Stefan Altberg and Josh Martin drove in three runs apiece and Sage Poland two to lead Lewis and Clark (11-7) past visiting Mt. Spokane (9-9) 11-5.
• Great Northern League: Clarkston (11-1 GNL) rode the one-hit pitching of Ryan Tacke to an 11-0 first-game win at Deer Park (5-7 GNL) in five innings, then had to battle for a 3-2 victory in the second game to complete the sweep. Tacke and Taylor Marshal drove in two runs each for Clarkston in the opener. Tyler Gillie pitched three scoreless innings of relief for Clarkston in the second game, striking out five. The Bantams won it on a wild pitch in the sixth that allowed Tacke to score from third. Deer Park’s Tanner Knutson pitched a five-hitter in the loss, striking out 10.
Idaho 4A Region I playoffs: Alisha Watson went 3 for 4, highlighted by a run-scoring triple in the sixth inning, to spark Lakeland’s 9-0 win at Sandpoint. Jamie Klopatek pitched a five-hitter, striking out eight for the Hawks.
Lakeland (15-11 overall) visits Moscow (8-11) today, while Sandpoint (2-20) will face the loser in an elimination game Wednesday.