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Season starts winningly for many area teams

Sat., June 30, 2012, midnight

All but four of the 14 teams have at least two wins through two weeks of play in Spokane Valley Baseball’s Midget League.

In an early showdown, Blasingame Insurance beat Spoco 1858 15-7 in a battle of unbeatens and moved to 5-0.

Earlier Spoco came from behind with three runs in the fifth inning for a 5-4 win over Leo’s Photography and blanked Adams 2-0. Hayden Darby pitched the first game win and was 2-for-3 in game two.

Zack Kiaver of Blasingame pitched shutout ball with 12 strikeouts and allowed no runs with seven strikeouts in two previous wins. Chance Halstead hit two triples in a 7-0 victory.

Trentwood improved to 5-0 in the Pee Wee League and Valley Electric from Liberty Lake is right behind with a 4-0 record. Three other teams have a single loss.

Alex Knudson turned in two stellar pitching performances for Valley Electric and was 7-for-11 during the wins. Chad Carlson went 10-for-12 with four doubles and Ryan Redden was 7-for-10 with three home runs and a triple.

Colton Arrowsmith picked up a pair of wins for Boston Scientific and Aiden Lamkins pitched Gibson’s Nursery to a win and was 2-for-4 with a home run and double.

Valley Girls Softball

There are good early races in Valley Girls Softball League competition.

Home Run Construction has the early lead in 18U at 3-0 winning the first on pitcher Sierra Findley’s two-hitter and second when she batted 3-for-3 with a double. In the third win, Baily Riggin and Rachel Loe each had three hits and doubled.

All Wall Construction is right behind at 2-0, Jessica Mitchell with six strikeouts on the mound and Kenzie Buechler 2-for-2 at bat.

HuHot’s Lysa Doss hit a grand slam home run.

In 14U, F&F Foundations and Ace Productions are off to 3-0 starts. In their lone game, Megawash’s Aubrey West hit a grand slam homer.

And in 10U, There’s a virtual four way tie among four teams. After averaging nearly 23 runs per win in four games – Elle Toles was a big reason, a perfect 17-for-17 at the bat – Valley Hospital and Medical Center forged a tie at the top handing Dana Graphics a 17-8 defeat. Kaitlin Harvey hit two home runs, won with the bases loaded.

Earlier VMHC’s Skyler Robles and Harvey combined to bat 7-for-7 against Freeman Vision and their team recorded three double plays.


 

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