David Carlile pitched a no-hitter, facing the minimum 21 batters, as Lakeland qualified for the 3A District I baseball tournament championship game by defeating Priest River 1-0 at Post Falls.
Carlile (6-3) threw 92 pitches, struck out nine and walked one. He picked off the batter he walked.
Carlile ended the game by making a diving catch of a foul ball hit between home plate and first base.
Lakeland (13-10) will play Timberlake (19-3) at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Post Falls for the district title. Priest River (11-13) will meet Kellogg (12-12) at 4 Tuesday at Lakeland’s field in Rathdrum for a loser-out game.
In other district games at Post Falls, Josh Landers pitched a six-inning no-hitter to lead Timberlake to a 10-0 win over Kellogg in a semifinal. Timberlake’s Matt Douglas and Kim Kreider were a combined 4 for 5 with four RBIs… . Seth Foley (8-2) struck out seven and pitched a four-hitter as Kellogg edged Bonners Ferry 3-2 in eight innings to eliminate the Badgers (5-20). Foley scored the winning run, on Andre Bircher’s single… . Brad Denner (7-3) scattered seven hits and Ryan Miller had two RBIs to lead Priest River to a 7-4 win that knocked out St. Maries (7-17). Travis Christensen of the Lumberjacks (7-17) went 3 for 4 with two RBIs.
Kristi Smith threw a five-inning two-hitter and hit a three-run homer in the second game as St. Maries (12-12, 7-8) secured the No. 4 seed to the 3A District I tournament with a 12-2, 15-2 sweep of visiting Bonners Ferry (0-18, 0-15) in the Intermountain League. Kelsey Lee had a two-out, two-run single in the fourth and Erika Lehman added a two-run double in the fifth to end the first game. St. Maries drew 11 walks in the opener. Smith struck out four and went 3 for 4 in the second game… . Also in the IML, Jessie LaPlante (15-2) pitched a two-hitter, struck out 12 and hit two homers as host Lakeland (20-3, 14-1) defeated Timberlake 10-0 in the first game of a doubleheader at Rathdrum. Jenna Scheu pitched six innings of scoreless relief as the Tigers (15-9, 9-6) bounced back to win the second game 8-2. LaPlante hit a solo shot in the third and a two-run blast in the sixth during the opener. Timberlake’s Melissa Piephoff went 3 for 4 in the second game… . . District begins Friday at Spirit Lake with a pair of loser-out games: host Timberlake, the No. 3 seed, vs. No. 6 Bonners Ferry at 10 a.m., and No. 4 St. Maries vs. No. 5 Kellogg (6-13) at noon. No. 1 Lakeland and No. 2 Priest River (13-7) have byes until the afternoon.
Chad Flett allowed three hits for eighth innings and drove in the winning run with a bases-loaded walk as Mead defeated host Mt. Spokane 1-0 to complete the Greater Spokane League season. Mead (12-7, 12-6) finished tied for third place with North Central. A coin flip after the game gave Mead the No. 3 seed and NC the No. 4 to the District 8 4A tournament. Flett struck out eight and walked three. Freshman Mark Purser of the Wildcats (14-6, 13-5) allowed two hits and struck out seven in five innings… . Wednesday’s district openers at Avista Stadium are Mead vs. No. 6 Shadle Park (12-8) at 4 p.m., and NC (13-7) vs. No. 5 Ferris (13-7) at 7. Both are loser-out games. The winners will advance to Friday’s second round against No. 2 Mt. Spokane and GSL champion East Valley (17-3).
• Mike Hauschild tied the game at 4 with a two-run triple in the fifth, then scored the go-ahead run as GSL top-seeded West Valley (10-11) defeated Mid-Valley No. 5 Ellensburg 9-5 to open 3A regional play at WV. WV’s Kyle Arnold re-entered in the sixth and struck out five of the last six batters to earn the save. Arnold, the starter, had been knocked out in the first after Ellensburg scored three runs with the aid of WV defensive lapses. The Eagles qualified for the double-elimination round and will host M-V No. 2 West Valley-Yakima at 4 p.m. Tuesday… . In another regional opener, Derek Uberagua homered, singled twice and picked up the win in relief as M-V No. 3 Sunnyside edged host Clarkston 4-3 at Adams Field. Sunnyside scored twice in the seventh to rally. Steffan Blume and Matt Hopkins homered for the Bantams, who finished 9-12. Sunnyside will meet the Selah/Wapato winner Tuesday.
• Matt Mellor pitched four innings during a two-hittter and Jameson Maj followed with a one-hitter as two-time defending state champion Colfax (13-3-1, 9-1) won the Northeast A title with a 16-0, 14-0 sweep of visiting Liberty. Colfax and No. 2 Lind-Ritzville (14-4) will host district openers on Friday.
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