Koby Blunt, a former Clarkston High standout and Washington State baseball player, is transferring to Lewis-Clark State, Warriors coach Jake Taylor confirmed Saturday.
As a freshman outfielder with the Cougars in 2019, Blunt appeared in 22 games, started 13, and batted .212 in 52 at-bats. He logged five RBI and four runs over the course of WSU’s 11-42-1 campaign (3-26-1 in Pac-12 play).
According to a WSU spokesman, Blunt was dismissed from the team in the final week of the season for a violation of team rules.
As a senior at Clarkston in 2018, Blunt batted .385 with team-highs in hits (15), runs (12) and doubles (nine). He was the only Bantam to have belted a home run.
He was also Clarkston’s ace. In 23 innings, he fanned 45, walked 12, allowed only 10 hits and finished ’18 with a 1.20 ERA.
After his senior season, Blunt was named to the All-USA Washington Second Team.
Because of anti-recruiting regulations, Blunt played on junior varsity his junior year at Clarkston after transferring from Asotin High.
As a sophomore Panther in 2016, Blunt batted .556 with six doubles, seven triples, three dingers and 33 RBI, all team-bests.
During summer months, Blunt played with the Spokane Dodgers club team, where he earned a spot on the Perfect Game Fall National Championship all-tournament team.
Perfect Game — a baseball recruiting website — had Blunt ranked as Washington’s No. 14 overall prospect coming out of high school.
He’ll join former Clarkston teammate A.J. Davis — the Warriors’ all-league shortstop — at L-C. Blunt’s father, Paul, and brother, DePaul, both played for the Warriors.
Blunt committed verbally to WSU and former coach Marty Lees in the spring of 2016 before signing in November, 2017.
Lees was fired late last month. His replacement, former New Mexico State coach Brian Green, arrived on the Pullman campus earlier this week.
Whitman County Cougars reach semifinals of tournament
SPOKANE —The Whitman County Cougars American Legion A baseball team advanced to the semifinals of the Kickoff Classic at North Central High with wins over Mead and North Central. The Cougars beat Mead 14-0 and North Central 9-1.
Up next, the Cougars will play today in the semifinals of the tournament at 11:30 a.m. against Gonzaga Prep at North Central High. The winner will move on to the title game at 4 p.m. at West Valley High.
Helping the Cougars advance, Tyler Elbracht threw a one-hit shutout in Saturday’s first game. And in the nightcap, the Cougars got another complete-game performance, that one coming from Colin Dreewes, who was making his first start on the mound. Dreewes scattered seven hits while giving up just one run, and of the 100 pitches Dreewes threw, 64 were for strikes. He fanned nine.
The Cougars didn’t commit any errors throughout their two games, which “was a really big deal,” coach Pat Doumit said.
The Cougars are 5-2 overall and 3-0 in the tournament.
Mead 000—0 1 3
Whitman County 68x—14 6 0
Lyle Weaver, Brock Stauch (2) and Jeremy Leavitt. Tyler Elbracht and Cody Inderrieden.
Mead hit — Tyler Thompson.
Whitmany County hits — Nick Strenge 2 (2B), Marcus Hilliard (2B), Tyler Elbracht 2, Cody Inderrieden.
Whitman County 110 022 3—9 10 0
North Central 000 000 1—1 7 2
Colin Dreewes and Cody Inderrieden. Luke Cronin, Jacob Haskins (6) and Karson Kendall.
Whitman County hits — Strenge 2, Hilliard 2, Elliott Lee 2, Elbracht, Dreewes 2 (2B), Inderrieden.
North Central hits — Haskins 2, Anthony Nelson, Kendall, Isiah Prado 2 (2B), Michael Trent.