Dana Graphics, Gibson’s Nursery earn baseball championships
Dana Graphics and Gibson’s Nursery won championships to conclude the Spokane Valley Baseball League season.
Top-ranked Dana Graphics, from Otis Orchards, capped a 12-1 Midget season with a taut 9-7 victory over Velis Family Dentistry (Sunrise Elementary).
Gibson’s Nursery (Opportunity) finished 11-3, escaping upset-minded Regal Satellite (Sunrise) 8-7 for the Pee Wee crown.
Regal Satellite had entered the tournament with a 5-6 record, but shocked previously unbeaten Lydig (Chester) 28-15 on its way to the finals and led Gibson’s 7-1 after four innings.
The eventual champs scored seven runs over the final three innings, plating the winner on Tyler Gates’ walk-off, two-out single in the seventh. Gates finished 2-for-3 and scored twice.
In the Midget title game, regular-season leader Dana Graphics jumped to a 7-0 advantage after two innings then withstood a rally by No. 2 seeded Velis Dentistry, which finished 10-3.
Top-three batters for Dana Graphics – Jason Gillingham, Cole Schoenwald and Walter Townley accounted for seven hits and as many runs. Schoenwald was 3-for-4.
Velis’ Daniel Norfolk was also 3-for-4 and slugged two home runs that accounted for nearly all his team’s runs.
Spokane Valley Baseball
Scores: Paventy Orthodontics 10, Hu Hot Mongolian Grill 6. Jim Frazier’s Trophies 15, Sodorff & Wilson DDS 5. Evergreen Dentistry 18, Autocraft 9.
Dana Graphics 23, Paventy Orthodontics 7. Sterling Self Storage 9, Egger’s Meats 0. Velis Family Dental 10, Jim Frazier’s Trophies 1. Evergreen Dentistry 13, Broadway 3.
Dana Graphics d. Sterling Self Storage. Velis Family Dental d. Ponderosa.
Championship: Dana Graphics 9, Velis Family Dental 7.
Pee Wee Tournament
Scores: American On-Site 14, Leo’s Photography 3. Regal Satellite 9, Elephant Boys 6. Blasingame Insurance 17, Liberty Lake 15. Valley Electric 9, Spokane Athletic Supply 7.
Lydig 8, American On-Site 6. Regal Satellite 9, Hu Hot Mongolian Grill 6. Gibson’s Nursery 10, Blasingame Insurance 3. Tom’s Barber Shop 7, Valley Electric 6.
Regal Satellite 28, Lydig 15. Gibson’s Nursery 9, Tom’s Barber Shop 4.
Championship: Gibson’s Nursery 8, Regal Satellite 7.