SPOKANE — Colby Bolen pitched a no-hitter for the Asotin County Blues against the Shadle Park Shockers in their second shutout victory of the day in the Spokane Wood Bat Classic baseball tournament Saturday.
The Blues (16-11) blanked the Spokane Expos 9-0 before they blitzed Shadle Park 18-0, improving their season record to 16-11 and their tournament record to 3-1.
Justin Spencer threw a complete game with eight strikeouts against the Expos before Bolen’s no-hitter, in which he had seven strikeouts in five innings and produced two hits from the other side of the plate before his team prevailed by mercy rule.
“Our pitching was spot-on today,” said Asotin County coach Steve Judy. “We didn’t have one walk. With 12 innings pitched, having no walks is unprecedented.”
Kian Ankerson had five hits overall, while Damon Peace had four hits with three doubles for Asotin County. The Blues concluded their win over the Expos with five runs in the seventh inning, then picked up right where they had left off with an 11-run first inning against the Shockers.
Asotin County finishes second in its five-team pod, and will wrap up its tournament this morning with a game against a team from another pod.
Asotin County 022 000 5—9 13 2
Spokane Expos 000 000 0—0 4 3
J. Spencer and C. Hayes. G. Burns, K. Smith (5), L. Reynolds (7) and D. Blunt.
Asotin County hits — K. Ankerson 3, C. Bolen, D. Peace 2 (2 2B), J. Spencer 2, J. Bean, D. Maves, A. Reeder 2 (2 2B), Hayes.
Spokane Expos hits — Blunt, Tibbetts, Hepburn 2 (2B).
Shadle Park 000 00— 0 0 3
Asotin County (11)41 2x—18 14 0
J. Wright, S. Zuidema (2) and C. McBride. C. Bolen and C. Hayes, I. White.
Asotin County hits — Hayes, J. Bean, K. Ankerson 2 (2B), E. Bartels, T. Carringer, R. Denham, D. Peace (2B), Bolen 3.
Patriots win one, lose one
COEUR d’ALENE — Payton Kallaher provided half his team’s offense and went the distance on the mound in the Palouse Patriots’ mercy-shortened 10-1 win over the Ridge Meadow Royals at the Wood Bat Classic at Lake City High.
Later in the day, the Patriots fell to the Spokane Expos 6-1.
In the first game, Kallaher fanned six while scattering five hits and issuing a walk. Offensively, Kallaher had five RBI on three hits, one of them a homer.
Also for the Patriots in the first game, Cameron Vis hit a two-RBI double while Mitch LaVielle, Nate Akesson and Peter Smith also notched run-scoring hits.
Patriots catcher Konner Kinkade picked off a runner at second in the sixth to stymie the Royals’ efforts to avoid a mercy-shortened loss. This tournament has an eight-run mercy rule after five innings.
The Patriots will wrap their tournament up today with a consolation contest.
Palouse Patriots 204 013—10 13 3
Ridge Meadow 100 000— 1 5 2
Payton Kallaher and Konner Kinkade. Keaton Squires and Nathan Perley.
Palouse Patriots hits — Carson Coulter 2, Konner Kinkade, Payton Kallaher 3 (HR), Mitch LaVielle 2 (3B), Nate Akesson, Cameron Vis (2B), Brady Lees (2B), Peter Smith.
Ridge Meadow Royals hits — Nicholas Blatchford 2, Ashton Frank, Zach Armstrong, Nathan Perley.
Spokane Expos 101 211 0—6 11 1
Patriots 000 000 0—0 5 1
Quin Bennett and Brock Sween. Carson Coulter, Kellen Becker (6) and Tristan Wilson.
Spokane Expos hits — Brock Sween (2B), Devin Johnson 2 (2B), Quentin Bunch (2B), Austin Reed 3, Thomas Blakney (2B), Dalen Simbler, Jace Wessells 2.
Palouse Patriots hits — Mitch LaVielle 2 (2B), Nate Akesson 2, Tristan Wilson.
Blue Devils split with Savages
ST. MARIES — The St. Maries Savages beat the Moscow Blue Devils 6-4 before the Blue Devils bounced back to beat the Savages 13-1.
In another twinbill that wrapped up late Friday night at Orofino, the Blue Devils swept the Orofino Merchants, 6-3 and 16-3. The Blue Devils are 21-9 on the year.
In the mercy-shortened second game against the Savages, the Blue Devils’ Chad Redinger pitched all six innings and limited the Savages to one earned run and four hits. Redinger fanned four and walked two.
“He was on,” Blue Devils coach Stan Mattoon said. “I flip-flopped between having him start the first or the second (game on Saturday) and just figured he’d go and do well in the second and he didn’t disappoint.
“(Redinger) did exactly what we needed him to do and we came out much more focused than we were in the first game.”
Providing the offense for the Blue Devils in their win over St. Maries, Hayden Thompson and Kyle Lynas had three RBI apiece.
Entering the fifth inning of their second game against St. Maries, the Blue Devils were tied 1-1 when Dalton Conway laid down a “beautiful bunt,” in Mattoon’s words, that rolled 4 feet before stopping, allowing Conway to reach and load the bases for the Blue Devils.
Moscow 100 000 3—4 6 2
St. Maries 320 100 x—6 12 3
Isaac Staszkow and CJ Anderson. Shaun Anderson, Jacob Hillis (7) and Cade Truscott.
Moscow Blue Devils hits — Chad Redinger, Peyton Waters, Mack Hagenbaugh, Isaac Staszkow, Marcus Delusa 2.
St. Maries Savages hits — Cole Boag 2 (2B), Shaun Anderson 3, Cade Truscott, Trevor Baumgartner 3, Hayden Villa 2, Zack Olson.
Moscow 100 075—13 8 1
St. Maries 010 000—1 4 5
Chad Redinger and CJ Anderson. Trevor Baumgartner, Cade Truscott (5), Cole Boag (6) and Hayden Villa.
Moscow Blue Devils hits — Hayden Thompson 2, Kyle Lynas 2, CJ Anderson, Mack Hagenbaugh, Ryan Delusa, Dalton Conway.
St. Maries Savages hits — Cole Boag, Shaun Anderson, Trevor Baumgartner, Hayden Villa (3B).
Moscows 021 111 0—6 8 4
Orofino 000 002 1—3 3 1
Hayden Thompson, Ryan Delusa (7) and Chad Redinger. Joe Sparano, Austin Bullock (4), Willis Williamson (5) and Kai Naranjo.
Moscow Blue Devils hits — Chad Redinger, Peyton Waters, Billy Adams 2, Ryan Delusa 2, Dalton Conway, Marcus Delusa.
Orofino Merchants hits — Peyton Daily 2, Rylan Larson.
Moscow 0(10)2 04—16 9 0
Orofino 020 01—3 3 1
Peyton Waters, Mack Hagenbaugh (2), Dalton Conway (4), Billy Adams (6) and CJ Anderson. Rylan Larson, Dominic Williams (2), Kai Naranjo (4) and Rylan Larson.
Moscow Blue Devils hits — Chad Redinger, Billy Adams, CJ Anderson 2, Mack Hagenbaugh, Isaac Stazkow 2, Dalton Conway, Marcus Delusa.
Orofino Merchants hits — Rylan Larson, George Bolling, Emmett Lilly.
Cougars 19-18, Lakers 9-29
PULLMAN — The Whitman County Cougars totaled 30 base hits and won the first before losing the second in a high-scoring Spokane Legion League doubleheader against the North Idaho Lakers.
“A couple teams that can hit it, and a couple teams who also didn’t throw a ton of strikes today,” Whitman County coach Pat Doumit said. “In the second game, we had 21 walks and seven hit batters, so just way too much giveaway right there. I did like how we battled — in the second one, I think we came back and retook the lead a couple times.”
Nick Robison batted 7-for-8 on the day with three doubles and six RBI for the Cougars. Anthony Becker went 4-for-4 with a double, two triples, six runs scored and nine RBI.
Whitman County moves to 19-8-1 on the season and 11-2 in league play. The league season, through which the Cougars currently rank first, wraps up this week.
North Idaho 060 03— 9 8 3
Whitman County 053 65—19 18 2
Kody MacDonald, Cole Sherrill (2), Zach Miller (3), Paden Garfield (4) and Carter Sherrill. Marcus Hilliard, Cody Inderrieden (4) and Nick Robison.
North Idaho hits — MacDonald, Mick Koch 2 (3B), C. Sherrill, Jack Zender 2, Chase Sherrill (2B), Shane Smithson.
Whitman County hits — Nick Strenge, Hilliard 3 (2 2B), Elliott Lee 2, Robison 3 (3 2B), Inderrieden 2, Anthony Becker 2 (3B), Colin Drewes 3 (2B), Braden Plummer, Gavin Shrope.
North Idaho 704 03(11) 4—29 12 1
Whitman County 503 370 0—18 12 5
Jack Zender, Mick Koch (4), Chase Stone (5), Shane Smithson (6) and Cole Sherrill. Brendan Doumit, Cody Inderrieden (1), Joseph Bendel (5), Nick Strenge (6), Anthony Becker (6) and Elliott Lee, Robison (6).
North Idaho hits — Zender 3 (2B), C. Sherrill, MacDonald 3 (3B), Koch (2B), Finn Mayson, Paden Garfield 2, Alex Thompson.
Whitman Counts hits — Strenge, Doumit, Hilliard, Lee 2, Robison 4, Becker 2 (2B, 3B), Bendel.
Zephyrs 10-6, Cubs 6-10
GRANGEVILLE — The Camas Prairie Zephyrs and the Lewis-Clark Cubs split a doubleheader, with the Zephyrs winning the first game 10-6 before the Cubs struck back to take Game 2 by the same score.
In the first game, the Zephyrs led 6-5 entering the sixth before tacking on four insurance runs, two of which came on a two-out single by Dean Johnson. Also in that frame, Tori Ebert and Tom Reynolds hit RBI singles for the Zephyrs (12-8).
Johnson finished the first game with four RBI and added another in the late game.
“Dean Johnson swung the bat real well today,” Zephyrs coach David Shears said.
In the second game, the Zephyrs pitching staff issued 14 walks and beaned three batters while the Camas Prairie defense committed three of its seven errors on the day.
Shears estimated that more than 75 fans witnessed the first game and credited the turnout to Border Days, which was also going on Saturday in Grangeville.
“The second game ran a little long so people wanted to go to the rodeo,” Shears said, explaining why not as many fans attended the later contest.
Lewis-Clark 004 010 1— 6 6 0
Camas Prairie 210 214 x—10 13 4
Devon Blackwell and Quinton Edmisson. Hunter Schoo and Tyler Stephens.
Lewis-Clark Cubs hits — Quinton Edmisson, Elliott Taylor, Devon Blackwell, Dante Edmisson (2B), Chase Kaschmitter (2B), Xavier Pea (2B).
Camas Prairie Zephyrs hits — Reece Wimer, Tori Ebert, Gannon Garmin (2B), Tom Reynolds 3 (2B), Dean Johnson 3 (2-2B), Michael Woods, Blake Schoo (HR), Hunter Schoo, Tyler Stephens.
Lewis-Clark 211 004 2—10 5 0
Camas Prairie 000 200 4— 6 9 3
Chase Kaschmitter, Jack Johnson (5) and Quinton Edmisson. Blake Schoo, Gannon Garmin (3), Tori Ebert (6), Colton McElroy (7) and Dalton Ross.
Lewis-Clark Cubs hits — Quinton Edmisson, Chase Kaschmitter, Xavier Pea, Gordon Bisso (2B), Brooks Larsen.
Camas Prairie Zephyrs hits — Tyler Stephens (2B), Reece Wimer, Tori Ebert 2, Gannon Garmin, Tom Reynolds (HR), Dean Johnson (2B), Hunter Schoo 2.
LITTLE LEAGUE 11UCoeur d’Alene 10, Lewiston 2
RATHDRUM — Lewiston 11U fell behind early and never recovered, falling to Coeur d’Alene and consequently suffering elimination from Districts at the Lakeland Sports Complex.
Lewiston, which finished pool play at 1-1, was bounced by the way of a tiebreaker. Coeur d’Alene and Hayden, also both 1-1, will face off in a best-of-three district title series starting Friday.
Coeur d’Alene seized the game’s momentum early with Gavin Helms’ two-run homer to straight-away center field. Throughout the game, Lewiston repeatedly stranded its own runners in scoring position. Jimmy Woody led Lewiston with a pair of hits.
“We just weren’t able to get hits when we needed them most,” Lewiston manager Doug Bauer said.
LITTLE LEAGUE 10ULewiston White 10, Sandpoint 0
COEUR d’ALENE — Ty Collins fanned seven while going the distance in four shutout innings as Lewiston 10U White beat Sandpoint in Districts to move one win away from State.
With a two-for-one shot at the district title, Lewiston will next play on Saturday at 9 a.m. back in Coeur d’Alene against the winner of a game earlier in the week. Facing either Post Falls or Sandpoint, Lewiston can claim the district title with a victory. A loss would put Lewiston into a rematch the next day in a winner-take-all game for advancement to State.
Leading Lewiston on Saturday, Carson Henson went 3-for-3 at the plate with two doubles and Collins threw what might have been a no-hitter, coach John Hepburn said.
Helping Collins’ cause, Lewiston outfielder Grady Peterson gunned down a runner at second to end the first inning and outfielder Xavier Mcfee ran down a ball in the right-center gap to end the second inning.
Sandpoint 000 0— 0
Lewiston-White 711 1—10
Junior Devils 14-6, Rogers 13-17
MOSCOW — The Moscow Junior Blue Devils split a doubleheader with Rogers of Spokane. The Junior Blue Devils won the first game in walk-off fashion 14-13 before Rogers took the second game 17-6. In their win, the Junior Blue Devils rallied from a 10-0 first-inning deficit.
Rogers (10)00 201 00—13 5 4
Moscow Junior Devils 033 014 21—14 13 1
Justice Bowman, Isiaih Brix (6), Pierce Kuck (6) and Dallas West. Preston Boyer, Mike Kiblen (1), Jamie Green (1), Garrett Farrell (4), Tyler Howard (7) and Jack Bales.
Rogers hits — Karim Gutierrez, Justice Bowman (2B), Patrick Schumacher, Dallas West, Mike Hoffman.
Moscow Junior Blue Devils hits — Preston Boyer, Matt Fletcher 3, Adian Kelly, Mike Kiblen, Garrett Farrell, Levi Anderson 4, Dominic Molnar, Jack O’Neal.
Rogers (11)00 015—17 7 4
Moscow Junior Devils 001 131— 6 5 3
Pierce Kuck, Karim Gutierrez (5) and Owen Nordin. Dominic Molnar, Matt Fletcher (1), Mike Kiblen (1), Adian Kelly (3), Jack Bales (6) and Jack Bales.
Rogers hits — Pierce Kuck 2, Justice Bowman, Owen Nordin 3, Skyler Jones.
Moscow Junior Blue Devils hits — Mike Kiblen (2B), Matt Fletcher, Stewart Peterson, Levi Anderson, Jack O’Neal.