Derrick Peterson collected three hits, including a solo, walk-off home run to lead off the bottom of the eighth inning, lifting Ferris (7-6) to a 6-5 home victory over Central Valley (11-2) in Greater Spokane League action Friday.
The loss dropped the Bears out of a first-place tie with Mt. Spokane (12-1), which beat East Valley (3-8) behind a five-inning no-hitter from Alex Allard.
For Ferris, Ryan Krustangel added a home run and a single, while Austin Weber earned the complete-game victory, allowing five runs in eight innings.
Central Valley knotted the game at 5-5 in the fourth inning with a solo home run from Fano Pau and a grand slam by Cory Mack.
•In other GSL games, Nate Blackman led off the game with a home run and finished with four hits, two runs and two RBIs and Allard struck out 11 as visiting Mt. Spokane shut out the Knights 11-0. … Cody Lunt went 3 for 3 with a home run and six RBIs and Mead (8-3) scored at least four runs in each inning to take care of Gonzaga Prep (2-9) in five innings at Mead. Justin Fitzpatrick came on in the first inning facing a six-run deficit and allowed no runs through five innings to earn the win. … Nick Bettinson allowed one run on four hits and struck out four to earn the win on the mound and added the go-ahead two-run double in the fourth as Shadle Park (4-9) cruised to a 5-1 victory over Rogers (1-10) at SP. … Jon Rapose struck out 13 in the complete-game victory and Thomas Wakem hit a grand slam in the fifth inning of University’s (7-4) 8-2 romp over host North Central (2-9). In addition to his performance on the hill, Rapose added three hits to help his own cause.
Derek Butz scored Mead’s first and final goals of the match, and the Panthers (8-2, 6-1) shut out GSL opponent University (6-3, 4-2) 3-0 at Mead.
Nick Hamer scored the Panther’s second goal in the 52nd minute.
•In other GSL matches, Brad Pelton and Grady Thomas each scored second-half goals and North Central (4-4-1, 1-4) rallied from a one-goal deficit to beat host Mt. Spokane (0-10, 0-7) 2-1. Riley Schroenberger opened the scoring in the 26th minute for the Wildcats, but keeper Garrett Brickey, who had seven saves, shut them out for the rest of the game. … Michael Beckstead scored in the 18th minute on an assist from Joe Delistraty and the Lewis and Clark (5-5, 2-3) defense did the rest, holding Rogers (2-7, 0-6) to just five shots in the Tigers’ 1-0 shutout victory at Rogers. … Joseph Guerrinha scored all three of his goals in the second half as Central Valley (8-1, 6-1) overcame a 2-1 halftime deficit to beat Shadle Park (2-8, 1-5) 5-2 at Albi Stadium. Corbin Bronsch and Cameron Evans supplied the first-half goals for the Highlanders on assists from Hayden Nordstrom to give them the one-goal advantage. … An illegal hand-ball in the box led to a penalty-kick goal by Alec Cutter that was the difference in the game as Ferris (6-4-1, 5-1) edged Gonzaga Prep (6-2-1, 4-2) 1-0 at Ferris. Nick Stebbins earned the shutout, collecting seven saves.
Tia McKee hit an RBI triple and Jenn Rambo followed with a go-ahead single in the sixth inning of their GSL game as Gonzaga Prep (6-5) rallied to beat Ferris (4-7) 2-1 at GP.
Shelby Harbison tallied seven strikeouts in seven innings pitched, allowing one run on three hits.
The Saxons held the lead after scoring the game’s first run in the top of the fourth inning, but Harbison started the sixth by reaching base via an error and scored the tying run on McKee’s triple.
•In other GSL games, Alisha Meade locked up her eighth win of the season, allowing four runs over seven innings and striking out four in Mead’s (10-1) 7-4 victory over Shadle Park (5-6) at Mead. … Alene Bethel had two hits and three RBIs and Brittany Hecker struck out six and allowed three runs on six hits in six innings to earn the win as University (9-2) slugged out an 11-3 win against East Valley (4-7) at U-Hi. … North Central (6-5) tallied 10 hits, including three from Danny DeVleming and a pair from Kilee Brown and the Indians outslugged host Mt. Spokane (5-6), winning 9-4. Echo Barline earned the win, allowing four runs in seven innings. … Kendall Pavey doubled and homered, Emily Ness added three hits, four runs and an RBI and Lewis and Clark (4-7) pounded out 15 hits en route to a 16-6 victory over Rogers (4-7) at Rogers. The Pirates finished with eight hits, including home runs from Kellsy Fledge and Devann Burney, who combined for four hits and six RBIs.
•Nicole Cameron led the way for Timberlake (4-6, 2-0) as the Tigers continued their four-game winning streak with a 1-0, 11-3 sweep of their Intermountain League doubleheader against St. Maries (4-4, 2-2) in Spirit Lake.
Cameron earned the win in both games, throwing a two-hit shutout in the opener before allowing just three runs on four hits in the nightcap. She also added three hits and three RBIs in the second game, including a two-run double in the fourth inning.
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