LC girls win golf tourney
Chessey Thomas fired a 1-under-par 70 to lead Lewis and Clark to a 20-stroke victory at the 25th Big East Girls Golf Invitational at Wandermere GC on Friday.
Thomas edged Kaitlen Parsons of University by two strokes with teammate Megan Haase another two shots back.
LC’s Sydney Kersten was part of a three-way tie at 6-over 77, winning a chipoff with Savana Bezdicek of Mt. Spokane and Jenna Speltz of Gonzaga Prep.
LC had a 221 total with Richland at 241 and G-Prep at 243. There were 23 teams in the tournament.
University’s bats came to life but the pitching didn’t hold up as league-leading Mt. Spokane (15-1) thumped the visiting Titans 17-11. The Wildcats, who blanked U-Hi 8-0 on Thursday, took control in the third inning after the Titans (8-6) scored five runs in the first. Carson Blumenthal had a two-run double in Mt. Spokane’s 11-run third, when the Wildcats banged out eight hits, and hit a grand slam in the fourth inning, finishing with seven RBIs. Spencer Mallonee had three hits and Evan Renner two with three runs and two RBIs. Thomas Wakem, who homered, and John Rapose both had three RBIs for U-Hi.
Tyler Pfeffer had a two-run homer and scattered five hits six innings as Shadle Park (6-10) rolled to a 12-2 win at East Valley (3-10).
Dean Neilson allowed four hits and struck out six and helped himself with two hits and three RBIs to carry host Lewis and Clark (9-5) to a 6-1 win over Gonzaga Prep (3-11) at Hart Field.
Ryan Roberts went 4 for 4 with three runs and two RBIs, including a solo home run in the sixth, and Kramer Kembel drove in three runs as Mead (11-3) won 11-5 at North Central (2-12).
Ferris (10-6) scored seven runs in the second and six in the third to coast to a 15-1 win at Rogers (2-11). Ryan Krustangel had a homer and four RBIs.
•In the Great Northern League, Matt Walker pitched a complete-game one-hitter to lift Cheney (12-2, 9-1) to a 6-0 win over visiting Riverside (3-12, 2-8) and the Blackhawks got a combined one-hitter to win the second game 10-0. Walker posted 16 strikeouts with two walks in the first game and was backed by Mike Torkelson and Sean Scholer, who combined for four hits three runs and three RBIs. Alex Stevens and Scholer combined on the second-game one-hitter and Scholer again had two hits with two RBIs and a run scored.
West Valley (8-4, 7-3) got the bats going to sweep a doubleheader in Deer Park (1-10, 0-8), 11-7 and 16-6. A four-run seventh inning was the difference in the opener, with Mitch Peterson rapping two hits, including a solo home run. The Eagles batted around in the first inning to take a 7-0 lead in the second game. Kyle Wagner went 3 for 4 with four RBIs.
Ryan Owens hit a two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning as Medical Lake beat visiting Pullman 6-2 in the first game of a doubleheader. Ryan Wagner had 10 strikeouts and one walk for the Cardinals (7-5, 3-5). Kyle Davison smacked a three-run homer in the second to propel the Greyhounds (8-6, 7-3) to a 15-5 win.
•In an Inland Empire League doubleheader at Lewiston the host Bengals (18-1, 9-1) beat up on Lake City (9-8, 3-6). Lewistown won the opener 7-0 on Johnny Rake’s four-hitter and came back to win the nightcap 11-3. Kyle Knigge led the sweep with five RBIs.
In the GSL, Karly Schmitt walked, stole second and scored on a single by Kaileen Krauth, who had three hits, to break a tie, and host Mt. Spokane (6-8) added two more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to beat visiting Lewis and Clark (6-8) 11-8. Jessica Reed also had three hits for the Wildcats.
Shadle Park (7-7) gave up five runs in the first inning but rallied for a 9-7 win at Central Valley as the Bears (5-8) committed six errors. Alana Norman and Kerica Cusick combined for five hits and four runs for the Highlanders.
Emma Barrington had three hits and four other players had two, including Kaitlyn Huggins, who had a pair of triples, as Mead (13-1) won 10-5 at Ferris (5-9). Nichole Nelson went 5 for 5 for the Saxons.
Sammy Cassano drove in seven runs with four hits, two of them homers, and Jenn Rambo stole four bases and scored five times as Gonzaga Prep (7-7) outscored visiting Rogers 18-11. Cara Shuh drove in three runs for the Pirates (4-9).
Three pitchers combined on a four-hitter and Breann Warren had three hits as University (12-2) rolled past visiting North Central (6-7) 9-2.
•In the GNL, Sierra Vijarro’s single drove in Sammee Silvieuf in the bottom of the seventh inning as Cheney pulled out a 6-5 win at Riverside. Nicole Lane went 2 for 2 for the Blackhawks with a solo home run and Gracie Pitts added a three-run shot. Bree Russell had three doubles for the Rams. Lane and Mandy McDowell both had three-run homers as Cheney won the second game 15-9.
Cassie Finn smacked a three-run homer in the third inning to spark West Valley’s 9-1 win to sweep a doubleheader at Deer Park. The Eagles won the first game 2-1 despite being outhit 7-3.
Becca Holmbo hit a three-run homer and scored four times, as did Amy Sterk, as Pullman rolled 16-2 at Medical Lake. The Greyhounds also won the opener 15-5, as Katie Gvettinger had two hits, two runs and two RBIs.
•In the IEL, Casey Stangel threw a one-hitter, with five strikeouts and just three base runners, to lift Coeur d’Alene to a 3-0 win and doubleheader sweep of visiting Lewiston (13-9, 3-7). Kallie Neal drove in two runs for the Vikings (13-3, 3-2), including the winner in the third, picking up Becky Short, who singled and stole second. Stangel had the winning single in the bottom of the seventh as the Vikings won the opener 5-4. Jamie Hall had singled to open the seventh before an error and hit batter loaded the bases for Stangle.
Jamal Angell scored in the 78th minute to lift Lewis and Clark to a 2-1 win over GSL rival Ferris at Albi Stadium. The Tigers (8-6-0, 5-4) took a 1-0 lead into the half on Christian Foster’s goal, but Alec Cutter scored for Ferris (7-5-1, 6-2) early in the second half.
Andrew Wakeley scored two goals and Riley Weiler made a save on a penalty kick late in the game as Gonzaga Prep (7-3-1, 5-3) held off visiting Shadle Park (2-10-0, 1-7) 3-2.
Adam Talley scored three goals and Thomas Tran had a goal and two assists as East Valley (6-7-0, 4-4) won 4-1 at Mount Spokane (1-11-0, 1-8).
Central Valley (9-1-0, 7-1) got an own goal late in the first half and Luke Torres finished a partial breakaway early in the second half for a 2-0 win at North Central (7-5-1, 4-5).
Joel Mickelson and Matt Bagwell had two goals as University (8-3-0, 6-2) whipped Rogers 5-2. Alex Day had both goals for the visiting Pirates (2-7-0, 0-6).