May 15, 2014 in Sports

CdA, Lewiston travel to Boise as state baseball tournament begins

By The Spokesman-Review

The Coeur d’Alene Vikings baseball team is trekking south to Boise to try to finish what they came one game from accomplishing last year: a 5A State title.

The Vikings, who have won the 5A Inland Empire League for four straight years, are joined in the eight-team field by second-place Lewiston.

“The kids have been looking forward to this,” CdA coach Nick Rook said. “The kids are excited to get down there and start playing.”

CdA (20-4) plays at 9 a.m. today against Capital. If the Vikings win, they would play at 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Lewiston plays Meridian’s Rocky Mountain at 6:15 p.m. today. If the Bengals win, they would play at the same time on Friday night.

In other games, Lakeland, the 4A Inland Empire League champion, will play Jerome at 3:30 p.m. today.

Intermountain league champion Timberlake will play Snake River at noon today and 2A Central Idaho league champion St. Maries will play New Plymouth, also at noon.

A loss doesn’t eliminate a team from the tournament, but wins are needed to advance to the championship game.

“We’ve been down here a lot,” Rook said. “We are looking to make another run at it.”

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