After sweating through walk-off wins on Thursday and Sunday, Spokane Indians manager Tim Hulett confided that he’d love to finally win a game by four or five runs. The Indians answered their skipper’s wish on Monday, pounding out seven extra-base hits during an 8-3 win over the Hillsboro Hops at Avista Stadium.
The last time Jared Miller pitched and won a game in the Northwest League, a bit more was at stake. Miller baffled the Spokane Indians for six innings Friday night as the Hillsboro Hops cruised to a 10-3 victory at Avista Stadium 24 hours after losing the season opener in the bottom of the ninth inning.
The last time Jared Miller pitched and won a game in the Northwest League, a bit more was at stake.
Miller baffled the Spokane Indians for six innings Friday night as the Hillsboro Hops cruised to a 10-3 victory at Avista Stadium 24 hours after losing the season opener in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Dylan Moore’s professional baseball debut developed into the perfect setup for what he called a surreal moment. Moore’s two-out, run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday made the Spokane Indians a winner in their Northwest League opener at Avista Stadium.
There are no guarantees during any Northwest League baseball season, but it’s all but certain that the Spokane Indians won’t get out of the gates as quickly as they did in 2014. After all, last year’s Indians became the first Spokane team to start a season 13-2 since the 1911 group.
Dan Scheibe figured he’d probably take the degree he earned from Whitworth University and boost it to a doctorate in cognitive psychology. That plan is on hold thanks to a welcome call from the Texas Rangers.
For not having an official track team, Almira/Coulee-Hartline fared very well at the State 1B girls track and field meet. Powered by multitalented senior Katie Emerson, the Warriors, with two competitors, placed second at the three-day meet, which wrapped up Saturday at Eastern Washington University’s Roos Field.
The record will show that Zack Overstreet won the State 4A boys golf championship with a par on the third playoff hole. But the Issaquah junior put himself in position to win during the final six holes before Thursday’s three-man playoff.
North Central’s softball team took its lumps last year with a new battery of freshman pitcher Brooke Olson and sophomore catcher Kaylee Levien. Late in the season, following a nine-game losing streak, the Indians had a record of 4-14 and looked nothing like the 2013 team that won the Greater Spokane League championship.
RICHLAND – Two catchphrases have inspired North Central’s softball team during its push toward the postseason. The Indians like to say, “How you finish is more important than how you start,” and “Let’s keep winning for our seniors.”
The last thing Jessica Huffman expected when she transferred to North Central was to become part of a unique group in school history. Huffman and fellow seniors Hannah George, Abby Nelson and Alycia Patterson are the final holdovers from the 2013 team that won the first Greater Spokane League fastpitch softball title in NC history.
University flashed its bunting and baserunning in the first inning, its power in the fourth and sixth, and its pitching and defense the entire way. The components added up to a District 8 4A softball title for the Titans, who knocked off main rival Central Valley 11-1 in six innings Friday at Whitworth University.
Shadle Park prides itself on putting runners on base and keeping rivals from doing the same thing. After Thursday, the Highlanders can also pat themselves on the back for earning the title of District 8 3A softball champion, courtesy of a 5-3 win over North Central at Whitworth University.
Central Valley coach Joe Stanton called it three games in one, but for Macie Reynolds it was just one big game. Reynolds, a sophomore catcher, homered twice and totaled six runs batted in, including a crucial two-run double in the top of the 11th inning, as CV outlasted Mead 16-15 on Wednesday at Whitworth University to clinch a berth in the District 8 4A softball title game.
Larry Bieber approaches his final games as Coeur d’Alene’s head softball coach with just a tinge of sadness. “I’m a little sentimental, but this is the time,” said the 21-year coach, the only fastpitch coach the Vikings have known. “My wife has been a softball widow for a long time.”
Shadle Park’s softball coaches were chitchatting about area teams recently when one mentioned Class 1A Deer Park’s win over North Central of the Greater Spokane League. DP junior Kylie Sweeney, who pitched a five-hitter and homered during that 11-0 win at NC, can see why the outcome might have struck GSL coaches as odd.
The Spokane Chiefs did all of their homework and always came up with the same answer. The Chiefs went with the conventional wisdom Thursday and selected defenseman Ty Smith of Lloydminster, Alberta, with the first pick of the Western Hockey League’s bantam draft in Calgary, Alberta.