MOSCOW — Hayden Thompson pitched a complete game with seven strikeouts to lead the Moscow Blue Devils to the first of two routs of visiting Sandpoint in an American Legion league doubleheader at Moscow Community Playfield.
The first game was an 11-0 shutout, while the second ended 12-2. Moscow (25-9) needed only five innings to win each contest by mercy rule.
“Hayden had a no-hitter going until the last inning and he gave up a bloop single,” Blue Devils coach Stan Mattoon said. “Pitchers did great today, defense was awesome we continue to be hot and we just hope it continues.”
Thompson backed up his showing at the mound from Game 1 with two base hits including a double in Game 2. Teammate Chad Redinger had three base hits for the Blue Devils in each game, including a triple in Game 1 and two doubles in Game 2, and pitched a complete game of his own in the latter.
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Moscow 107 3x—11 11 0
Shaffer and Dodd. Thompson and Anderson.
Sandpoint hits — Garcia.
Moscow hits — Redinger 3 (3B), Hagenbaugh 2, Anderson 2, Delusa 2, Lynas.
Sandpoint 000 11— 2 5 3
Moscow 450 03—12 12 3
Riley, Dodd (2), Greene (3) and Dodd, Riley (1). Redinger and Anderson.
Sandpoint hits — Garcia, Brackett, Shaffer (2B), Greene 2.
Moscow hits — Redinger 3 (2 2B), Lynas (3B), Thompson 2 (2B), Staszkow, Lynas (3B).
Asotin County Blues 9-5, Shadle Park Shockers 8-14
SPOKANE — The traveling Asotin County Blues edged out the Shadle Park Shockers in Game 1 before falling in Game 2 of a doubleheader.
The Blues won the first game 9-8, while the Shockers took the second 14-5. The first contest was a counting league game, while the second was not.
“The first game, we were down, and we came back and took the lead and never gave it up,” Blues coach Steve Judy said. “It was a good all-around effort by all the guys. I think everyone contributed. And we had no errors, that was the biggest thing in the first game.”
Evan Bartels hit a go-ahead two-RBI double for Asotin County (20-12) in the sixth inning, and teammates Kian Ankerson, Josh Eggleston and Colby Bolen also doubled in that frame, which saw the Blues complete five runs. Jon Bean threw four innings with three strikeouts and hit a double of his own.
Seven errors hurt the Asotin County effort in the second game, in which Shadle Park started strong with 11 runs through the first three innings. Connor Hayes led the Blues at bat in that contest with three hits including a double and a triple, while compatriot Tiger Carringer had three hits of his own with one double.
Asotin County 112 005 0—9 9 0
Shadle Park 022 022 0—8 11 0
Jon Bean, Damon Peace (5) and Connor Hayes. Gunner Holmes and Tim Francis.
Asotin County hits — Bean (2B), Kian Ankerson (2B), Josh Eggleston 2 (2B), Evan Bartels 2 (2B), Colby Bolen 2 (2B), Justin Spencer.
Shadle Park hits — Ty Nelson, Francis 2, Brett Sparks, Holmes 2 (2B), Masen Bennett 2, Conor Weber, Jake Picard 2 (2B).
Asotin County 110 012 0— 5 11 7
Shadle Park 605 102 x—14 8 0
Kelton Judy, Aaron Boyea (4) and Danner Maves. Jake Picard and Tim Francis, Landon Plourde.
Asotin County hits — Connor Hayes 3 (2B, 3B), Josh Eggleston, Tiger Carringer 3 (2B), Ryan Denham, Ian White, Maves, Boyea.
Shadle Park hits — Francis 3 (3B), Brett Sparks, Conor Weber (3B), Picard 3 (3B).
Roseburg Doc Stewarts 8-8, Lewis-Clark Twins 0-6
ROSEBURG, Ore. — A seventh-inning rally in Game 2 by the traveling Twins was not quite enough to undo an early lead built by Roseburg and Lewis-Clark fell in both installments of an exhibition doubleheader.
The game scores were 8-0 and 8-6.
“We had the tying run on second base,” Lewis-Clark coach Kevin Maurer said of the final inning. “We had runners on third and second and our leadoff hitter Brayden Turcott was out to bat, and he lined out to center for the final out.”
Turcott and Kelton Judy had provided the only Game 1 base hits for the Twins (21-16). Mason Daniel, Dawson Bonfield and Jose Barajas each recorded two Lewis-Clark hits in the second game. Bonfield and Daniel each doubbled, and Daniel had a team-leading three RBI.
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Roseberg 016 100 x—8 5 0
Barajas, Mader (4) and Turcott. Stoffal and Guastaferro.
Lewis-Clark hits — Turcott, Judy.
Roseberg hits — Johnson, Meisner, Guastaferro, Gillespie, Luther.
Twins 100 001 4—6 8 0
Roseberg 102 500 x—8 9 6
Hart, Daniel (5) and Kolb. Borchowa, NA (6) and Guastaferro.
Lewis-Clark hits — Barajas 2, Wallace, Daniel 2 (2B), Kolb, Bonfield 2 (2B).
Roseberg hits — Six 2, Stoffal, Guastaferro 2, Gillespie 2 (2B), Luther, Black.
Spokane Expos 8, Palouse Patriots 3
WALLA WALLA — The Palouse Patriots fell in round robin play at the Walla Walla tournament to the Spokane Expos, who raised their game in the last two innings.
Carson Coulter and Cam Vis each provided two base hits for the Patriots, while teammate Mitch LaVielle had a two-RBI single. The Expos walked the Patriots’ big hitter Payton Kallaher three times and struck him out once.
Palouse is now 1-3 on the tournament and 16-16 through the season thus far.
Expos 002 004 2—8 9 1
Patriots 002 001 0—3 7 1
Jace Wessels, Noah Mayfield (4), Devin Johnson (6), Quintin Bunch (6) and Brock Sween. Reece Chadwick, Tristan Wilson (6) and Konner Kinkade.
Spokane hits — Johnson, Bunch, Payton Benson 2 (2B), Thomas Blakney 2, Sween (2B), Connor Wilson, Gunnar Kuehl.
Palouse hits — Carson Coulter 2, Mitch LaVielle, Nate Akesson, Reece Chadwick, Cam Vis 2.
Moscow Junior Blue Devils 12-19, Rogers 2-8
SPOKANE — The traveling Junior Blue Devils needed only six innings apiece to score a pair of victories over Spokane American Legion foe Rogers.
The first game ended at 19-8, while the second had a final score of 12-2. A 13-run fourth inning propelled the Blue Devils (17-11) to victory in Game 1, then eight runs in the third frame of Game 2 put them on the fast track to another triumph.
Levi Anderson pitched a complete second game with nine strikeouts for the Blue Devils and made two base hits in that contest as well. Nine Blue Devils combined for 13 hits in Game 1, then seven players totaled 10 more Moscow hits in Game 2.
Moscow 402 (13)0—19 13 3
Rogers 205 1 0— 8 8 5
Jack O’Neal, Jamie Green (3) and Jack Bales. Isiah Brix, Owen Nordin (1), Skyler Jones (3) and Nordin, Jaysen McMillian (4).
Moscow hits — Bales, Garrett Farrell 2 (2B), Mike Kiblen 2, Dominic Molnar, Green, Tyler Howard 2 (2B), Matt Fletcher (2B), Skylar Miller, Preston Boyer 2.
Rogers hits — Jaxon Brewer 2 (2B), Brix, Karim Gutierrez, Jones, Mike Hoffman, Justice Bowman, McMillian (2B).
Moscow 108 111—12 10 2
Rogers 000 020— 2 5 7
Levi Anderson and Jack Bales, Matt Fletcher (6). Justice Bowman, Pierce Kuck (3) and Karim Gutierrez.
Moscow hits — Preston Boyer (2B), Tyler Howard, Fletcher 2, Garrett Farrell 2, Stewart Peterson, Anderson 2, Dominic Molnar.
Rogers hits — Jaxon Brewer, Owen Nordin, Kuck 2, Bowman.
Lewiston All-Stars 10U White 4, Sandpoint 2
COEUR D’ALENE — The Lewiston All-Stars 10U White team started strong and finished strong with two runs apiece in the first and fifth innings to defeat Sandpoint for a little league district title.
Grady Helm hit a two-RBI single for the All-Stars in the opening frame, while teammates Zavier McFee and Blaze Hepburn drove in one run apiece in the fifth. Hepburn pitched the first four innings for Lewiston before Carson Henson closed out at the mound. The two combined for eight strikeouts.
Lewiston advances to next weekend’s state tournament, which will also be played in Coeur d’Alene.
“They’re just hitting the ball good and pitching really well,” Lewiston All-Stars coach John Hepburn said of his team.
Sandpoint 011 000—2
Lewiston 200 02x—4
Block returning to WSU
PULLMAN — Washington State’s lefthanded pitcher A.J. Block announced Friday that he did not sign a professional contract with the Detroit Tigers and will return to WSU for his senior season.
Block was selected in the 17th round by the Detroit Tigers in the 2019 Major League Baseball draft this past June. Last season, Block made 14 starts and led the Cougars with 68 strikeouts in 71.1 innings. He also earned Academic All-Pac-12 Conference first-team honors for the second straight year.