The Inland Empire League 5A state baseball qualifiers suffered first-round losses Thursday.
Capital took advantage of Coeur d’Alene mistakes in a 6-4 decision while Eagle knocked off Lewiston 9-4 at Hawks Memorial Stadium in Boise.
CdA (21-8) takes on Highland (18-12) and Lewiston (21-4) faces Twin Falls (25-6) in loser-out games today.
In other openers, Meridian shut out Highland 5-0 and Timberline handled Twin Falls 9-2.
CdA opened a 4-2 lead, but the Eagles scored single runs in the second and third innings to tie it. Capital scored the final two runs in the fifth.
CdA’s Jackson Seaman was 2 for 3 with an RBI and J.J. Turbin had two hits and an RBI.
•State 4A: Zach Hull threw a no-hitter to lead Moscow to a 1-0 win over Pocatello in Boise.
•State 3A: Bonners Ferry picked up where it left off at district as the Badgers topped American Falls 2-1 at Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario, Ore.
Intermountain League most valuable player Zack Roberts (7-1) threw a five-hitter as he matched a season high for strikeouts (13).
The Badgers (17-8) take on traditional power South Fremont (20-1) today. South Fremont defeated Payette 12-9.
State 3A: The Intermountain League had mixed results in first-round games at Kimberly.
St. Maries topped Marsh Valley 11-8 while Timberlake lost a 5-4 heartbreaker to Payette.
St. Maries (15-9) will take on host Kimberly (24-3) today while Timberlake (20-8) meets Sugar-Salem in a loser-out game.
In other openers, Kimberly topped Snake River 3-2 and Fruitland downed Sugar-Salem 6-1.
St. Maries opened a 6-0 lead in the first inning. Vierra Reid, who was 2 for 4, had two RBIs in the first.
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