Wildcats open GSL baseball with sweep
Alex Allard threw six innings of two-hit, one-run ball, striking out eight en route to an 8-1 victory for Mt. Spokane (2-0) over Greater Spokane League foe Shadle Park (0-2) Saturday at Mt. Spokane.
The win came on the heels of a 9-7 edge for the Wildcats in their season-opening doubleheader sweep against the Highlanders.
Carson Blumenthal had three hits in the opener, with a two-run double. Blumenthal added a two-run double in the second game, finishing the day with three doubles and a pair of singles.
In the opener, Mt. Spokane’s Nate Blackham went 4 for 5 with a game-opening home run, and Shadle’s Tyler Pfeffer was 3 for 4 with three RBIs.
Gonzaga Prep senior Ryan Nicholas led the charge for the 4A All-Stars with 21 points, but his team fell to the 3A All-Stars 121-111 in Mountlake Terrace.
In the 2A/1A game, the 2As won 110-76 as River Ridge’s Joel King scored 17s. Cody Flett of Wellpinit and Jim Maley of Rosalia combined for 28 points as the 1B All-Stars upended the 2B 82-76.
Kalvin Johanson had a goal and an assist as Pullman (2-2, 2-1 Great Northern League) defeated host Colville (0-3, 0-3) 6-0. The Greyhounds had just 15 shots.
Mt. Spokane’s Ryan Greenwood won the long jump and the triple jump as both Wildcats teams took first place at the 11-team West Valley Invite.
Greenwood jumped 20 feet, 53/4 inches to win the long jump before scoring an event-best 43-61/4 in the triple jump. His Wildcats finished with 145.5 points to outscore University (111.7). Colville (67) was third and Chewelah (66.2) placed fourth.
Mt. Spokane’s girls tallied 131.5 points to beat U-Hi’s 116 and Sandpoint’s 74. The Wildcats’ 400- and 1,600-meter relays placed first.