PULLMAN — Nate Akesson of the Palouse Patriots pitched a complete first game with nine strikeouts and his team held the visiting Spokane Bandits scoreless in both installments of a league doubleheader.
The scores were 6-0 and 8-0 for the Patriots (10-8, 6-2).
Mitch LaVielle had three hits including a double for Palouse in the first game, while teammate Konner Kinkade doubled in both contests.
In Game 2, four Patriot pitchers combined on a one-hitter.
Spokane 000 000 0—0 4 3
Palouse 301 101 x—6 8 1
Kendrick Fey, Grant Starkey (6) and Mason Rose. Nate Akesson and Tristan Wilson.
Palouse hits — Mitch LaVielle 3, Konner Kinkade, Payton Kallaher 2 (2B), Nate Akesson 2.
Spokane hits — Nick Morin, Zach Bartolo-Lopez, Max Schaefer, Rose.
Palouse 100 005 2—8 9 0
Spokane 000 000 0—0 1 3
Carson Coulter, Kelan Becker (5), Reece Chadwick (6), Peter Smith (7) and Konner Kinkade. Grant Starkey, Zach Roune (4), Nick Morin (6), Dawson Howard (7) and Kendrick Fey.
Palouse hits — Mitch LaVielle, Kinkade 2, Cam Vis, Coulter 2, Chadwick, Connor Green, Payton Kallaher.
Spokane hit — Grant Skinner.
Lewis-Clark Twins 16-21, Northern Lakes Mountaineers 1-2
RATHDRUM, Idaho — The visiting Lewis-Clark Twins routed the Northern Lakes Mountaineers to win each game of a league doubleheader at Lakeland High School in five innings via mercy rule.
The floodgates opened for the Twins after they racked up 11 runs in the fourth inning of Game 1, and they did not let up for the remainder of the encounter, prevailing by scores of 16-1 and 21-2.
“We just had a discussion about us waking up after that long bus trip,” said Lewis-Clark coach Kevin Maurer, whose team improved to 14-8 on the season. “We weren’t playing the baseball that we just came off of playing, and we needed to change our approach at the plate. After that our guys did a tremendous job of locking in at the batter’s box and doing what they’re capable of doing.”
Coy Stout had four hits in the first game and two in the second for a team-high total of six on the day. The Twins combined for 34 hits in all.
“Every guy who stepped to the plate got a base hit today,” noted Maurer.
Lewis-Clark 101 (11)3—16 19 3
Northern Lakes 100 0 0— 1 2 3
Bill Alspach and Brayden Turcott. Cole Strietzel and Vandever Trevor.
Lewis-Clark hits — Turcott 3 (2B), Dalton Hart 2 (2B), Jose Barajas 2, Tyson Wallace, Dylan Mader, Mason Daniel 2, Dawson Bonfield, Coy Stout 4, DJ Ricard 3.
Northern Lakes hits — Scott Pote, Strietzel.
Lewis-Clark 484 50—21 15 2
Northern Lakes 020 00— 2 6 7
Terin Judy, Austin Kolb (5) and Kolb, Dylan Mader (5). Isaiah Graham, Tanner Vandever (2), Scott Pote (2), Josh Mason (3) and Trevor Vandever.
Lewis-Clark hits — Brayden Turcott 2, Dalton Hart, Tyson Wallace, Mason Daniel, Kolb 2 (2 2B), Dawson Bonfield 4, Coy Stout 2, Trent Reel, Bill Alspach (3B).
Northern Lakes hits — Isaiah Graham, Tierney 2, Josh Mason, Cole Strietzel, Thomas Kuehn.