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Vikings finish regular season perfect at 24-0

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Heather Helmhout and Jenna DeLong tossed back-to-back, five-inning one-hitters Friday as Coeur d’Alene wrapped up a perfect regular season with a 10-0, 10-0 sweep of visiting Moscow in Inland Empire League softball.

Helmhout (14-0) struck out two and walked none. DeLong tripled twice and had two runs batted in, and Brianna Robson went 3 for 4 with two RBIs.

DeLong fanned five, walked two and had a two-run single in the first inning of the second game. Shelli Dodge went 4 for 4 with two doubles and two RBIs.

The Vikings (24-0, 20-0) will host Tuesday’s 5A Region I tournament. Third-seeded Lewiston (15-8) will play No. 2 Lake City (16-8) at 2 p.m. in a loser-out game. The winner will meet CdA at 4 for a berth to state.

Moscow (4-22, 3-17) will host Sandpoint (2-20) at 4 p.m. Tuesday in a loser-out opener of the 4A Region I tourney. The winner will travel to top-seeded Post Falls (10-14) on Thursday.

Lesa Barber and Jess Henderson were a combined 7 for 9 with two doubles and three triples as Priest River (13-7, 11-4) defeated visiting Kellogg 11-1 in the first game of an Intermountain League sweep. The Spartans won the second game 12-2 in five innings as Kristin Yount homered and scattered five hits. Ashley Sturgill won the opener. The Wildcats dropped to 6-13, 4-11.

Baseball

Daniel Wick’s ninth-inning suicide squeeze scored Jake Will and gave Wallace (13-7) a 2-1 win over Prairie (8-7) to open the 2A District I-II tournament at Orofino. Wallace forced extra innings with Vince Lee’s two-out RBI single in the seventh. Winner Jeff James worked all nine innings, allowing six hits and no earned runs. He struck out seven and walked one. Wallace, the No. 4 seed, will play top-seeded Kamiah (10-4) at 1 p.m. today.

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