Nelson lifts Mead over Ferris
Matt Nelson’s RBI single in the top of the seventh inning gave Mead a 10-9 win over Ferris in a District 8 4A loser-out game Tuesday at Whitworth.
The Panthers dug themselves out of an early six-run deficit to claim the No. 2 seed to the subregional tournament.
The Saxons scored six runs in the second inning to take a 7-1 lead. Following RBI-singles from Tanner Parker, Tim Yoshihara and Jacob Clements, Aaron Beauleaurier hit a bases-clearing double to put Ferris ahead.
Mead fought back with five runs in the third. Cole Arthur’s two-run double highlighted the rally.
The Panthers’ Jordan McGowan worked the seventh to earn the save.
Arthur and Nelson each finished with three RBIs for Mead.
Mt. Spokane, Shadle Park, University and Rogers all fell in loser-out games at Mt. Spokane.
Kamiakin scored three runs in the final two innings to beat Mt. Spokane 4-2.
The Braves’ Hayden Burris hit a solo home run in the sixth to tie the game.
Shadle Park was eliminated after falling 12-2 in six innings to Southridge.
The Highlanders committed five errors, which led to eight unearned runs being charged to Shadle Park starter Ben Shoemaker.
Mitchell Cox had two hits and drove in a run to lead the Highlanders at the plate.
Hanford beat University 11-1 in five innings and Kennewick blanked Rogers 10-0 thanks to a 1-hitter from Jarrod Molnan.
District 7 2A
Matt Petterson’s two-run home run in the sixth helped Pullman edge Cheney 7-6 at Cheney.
The Blackhawks’ Sawyer Sims hit a three-run shot in the fifth that put Cheney ahead 5-4, but Pullman responded with three runs in the top of the sixth, highlighted by Petterson’s home run.
Cheney was eliminated. Pullman will play at West Valley today.
East Valley was eliminated after falling 3-2 to visiting Colville.
The Indians will play at Clarkston today.
District 7 1A
Freeman was eliminated after falling 6-2 to Brewster at Moses Lake.
The Bears gained an early advantage with a five-run first-inning rally.
District 7 2B
Matt Leffel hit a three-run triple in the third and Lind-Ritzville/Sprague defeated Davenport 10-4 at Ritzville.
The Broncos’ Cort Ruzicka settled down after giving up three runs in the first inning to earn his fourth win of the season.
Davenport beat St. George’s 15-14 earlier in the day to advance. Connor VanPevanage’s bases-loaded double in the bottom of the seventh won the game for the Gorillas.
Davenport was eliminated. Lind-Ritzville/Sprague will play Medical Lake on Monday in a winner-to-state, loser-out game.
• Reardan scored 10 runs in the third and trounced Springdale 15-0 in five innings in Reardan.
The Indians’ Jack Walker started and scattered six hits.
Springdale, which beat Liberty earlier in the day, was eliminated.
District 9 2B
Tri-Cities Prep avoided elimination with a 10-1 win over visiting Dayton.
The Jaguars’ Josh Guajardo struck out eight and didn’t give up a walk.
Dayton, which beat LaCrosse-Washtucna/St. John-Endicott/Kahlotus earlier in the day, was eliminated.
In the other district game, Tekoa-Oakesdale/Rosalia beat Waitsburg-Prescott 7-4.
On Saturday in Walla Walla, Tri-Cities Prep will play Tekoa-Oakesdale/Rosalia and DeSales will play Asotin.
Darby Evans scored on a squeeze-bunt in the bottom of the 12th to give Medical Lake a 14-13 win over Chewelah in a thrilling District 7 1A loser-out game at Medical Lake.
Medical Lake scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings.
In the five extra innings, the Cardinals turned three double plays to hold the Cougars at bay.
Chewelah was eliminated. Medical Lake will play Lakeside on Saturday in Nine Mile Falls.
• Emily Owens’ single in the bottom of the seventh scored Makayla Hall and gave Kettle Falls 2-1 win over visiting Freeman.
Krislin McInelly earned the win for the Bulldogs after allowing a run on three hits while striking out eight in the complete game.
Freeman was eliminated. Kettle Falls will play Riverside Saturday in Nine Mile Falls.
5A Region I
Lindsey Willmon’s three-run home run highlighted a five-run sixth inning and Lake City earned a spot in the state tournament with a 12-1 win over Coeur d’Alene at Lake City.
Casey Stangel earned the win after allowing a run on three hits while striking out 11 in six innings.
Coeur d’Alene will play Lewiston Thursday in a loser-out game. The Bengals eliminated Post Fals 11-0.
District 7 2A
Katy Sinn had two hits and drove in three runs to guide East Valley past Cheney 5-2 in a loser-out game at East Valley.
Kaileene Krauth added an RBI-double for the Knights, who scored twice in the fifth to break a 2-all tie.
The Blackhawks were eliminated. East Valley will play at Colville on Thursday.
• Natalie Noble had three hits and drove in five runs to guide West Valley past visiting Clarkston 14-3 in five innings.
Cassie Finn added two RBIs and Noble finished a home run short of hitting for the cycle.
Clarkston’s season is over. West Valley will play at Deer Park on Thursday.
District 7 2B
Hannah Hustad struck out 11 in a one-hitter to lead Northwest Christian past Springdale 11-0 in a semifinal game at Northwest Christian.
Hustad also had a double and two RBIs as the Crusaders scored eight runs in the first to take control.
Springdale eliminated Davenport earlier in the day.
Northwest Christian will play Colfax in the district title game on May 14 at Dwight Merkel Sports Complex.
Colfax advanced with a 13-3 win over visiting Liberty. Erica Eng scored four runs and had four RBIs to lead the Bulldogs.
The Lancers beat Reardan earlier in the day.
Ferris’ Eric Ansett shot an opening-round 69 to lead field at the 4A District tournament at Indian Canyon Golf Course.
Central Valley’s Mark Beck and Gonzaga Prep’s Mitchael Brutocao both shot 73s.
Lewis and Clark sophomore Sierra Kersten led the girls with a 71.
In the 3A tournament, University’s Tyler Burns jumped atop the leaderboard with a 74.
Sierra Bezdecik of Mt. Spokane is the girls leader after posting a 78 in the first round.
The second round for both the 4A and 3A boys and girls will be played today at Qualchan Golf Course.
Top-seeded Alex Marcinkowski of Gonzaga Prep beat teammate Tyler Manthei 6-0, 6-0 in the quarterfinals of the 4A District tournament at Central Valley and will play another teammate – Daniel Sheppard – in today’s semifinals.
Sheppard advanced with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Mead’s Ryan Frasier.
The top-seeded doubles duo of Luke Brittan and Jordan Strandness, of Lewis and Clark, beat Central Valley’s Phillip Howard and Curtis Schmitz 6-1, 6-1 to advance to the semifinals.
• After dropping the first set, fourth-seeded Austin Carlen of Mt. Spokane came back to beat University’s Tyler Bates 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the 3A District tournament at University.
Carlen will play University’s Chris Osborn, who beat his teammate Kyle Smithgall 6-3, 6-4, in today’s semis.
In the girls bracket, played at Mt. Spokane, top-seeded Cecily Wright of Mt. Spokane advanced and will play fourth-seeded Kaitlynn Clutter of University today.
The semifinals for boys and girls will be played at Shadle Park.