Two days after their would-be, state-clinching victory was stripped because of a pitching-rule violation, the Coeur d’Alene baseball team experienced another heartbreaker Thursday with a 10-5 5A Region I loss to visiting Lake City.
Needing just three outs to advance, the Vikings allowed six runs in the top of the seventh inning before falling to the Timberwolves.
Lake City will face a state play-in game Saturday in Lewiston.
Lake City 15, Lewiston 0: Bailey Cavanaugh had four hits, JaeCie Wilson had five RBIs and the Timberwolves defeated the Bengals in a 5A Region I loser-out game at Canfield Middle School in Coeur d’Alene.
Lake City will advance to a state play-in game on Saturday.
Coeur d’Alene (23-1) has already qualified for the state tournament, which begins next Friday in Post Falls.
Sandpoint 8, Moscow 7: Bri Baldree scooted home with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh, and the host Bulldogs beat the Bears in a 4A Region I loser-out playoff game.
Baldree finished with three hits, including a triple in the final frame, and pitched a complete-game, six-strikeout performance.
Sandpoint will travel to Lakeland on Saturday, needing to take back-to-back games to advance to the state tournament, which starts Friday at Ramsey Park in CdA. The Hawks need only a win to advance.
Cheney 3, Clarkston 0: Brothers Caleb and Noah Prophet each scored and Cheney’s defense allowed no shots on goals as the host Blackhawks (11-5) eliminated the Bantams (1-15) in a loser-out District 7 2A game.
East Valley 3, West Valley 1: Devonte Gorman’s two second-half goals broke open a 1-all tie, and the host Knights (8-8) defeated the Eagles (5-11) in a District 7 2A loser-out game.
East Valley will play at Cheney in a loser-out game on Saturday.
Kate Dickman had three hits, three runs and three RBI and No. 22 Utah (34-16, 12-10) defeated No. 20 Washington (39-15, 10-11) 12-1 in a Pac-12 game at Salt Lake City.
Coeur d’Alene alum Casey Stangel allowed six runs – four earned – on five hits in 1 1/3 innings.
Washington State freshman Alivia Brown shot an even-par 71 in the opening round of the NCAA St. George Regional at the Entrada Golf Course at Snow Canyon Country Club in St. George, Utah.
Brown is tied for second and sits three strokes back of leader Pauline Loulier of California.
Brown is the first Cougar since 2007 to appear in the postseason.
• Alice Kim led five Gonzaga golfers at the NCAA regional at Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio.
Kim shot a 2-under 70 and is tied for 14th with 10 other players.
Ciera Min (73), Raychelle Santos (79), Han Wu (96) and Daniella Uy (96) are also participating at regionals.
• Idaho senior Leilanie Kim shot a 3-over 75 in the first round of the NCAA South Bend regional at the Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame.
Kim is second behind Michaela Fletcher of Memphis.
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