Wednesday, April 16, 2014
LEAVENWORTH Cascade twice found ways to push across the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to sweep a baseball twin bill from Okanogan, 4-3 and 9-8, on Saturday.
Okanogan, which entered the Caribou Trail League matchup ranked No. 5 in the state, did a lot right, coach Ed Ashworth said.
In the opener, Jim Townsend gave up 2 unearned runs on 6 hits while striking out 5 and walking 1.
Clay Ashworth closed the final inning and one-third, striking out two, walking one and giving up no earned runs and 2 hits.
“We made some mistakes that allowed Cascade to run the base paths,” Ashworth said. “But our four errors and their eight hits helped provide the Kodiaks with the win.”
Dakota Fingar chased down a fly ball for a catch over his left shoulder while the bases were loaded and two outs.
“(He) made the best high school baseball catch I’ve ever seen in center field,” the coach said. “The team played their guts out and kept grinding the whole game.”
Okanogan (3) – Ashworth 1-3, 2RBI, HBP; Townsend 2-3, 2B, HBP; Fields RBI; Cate 1-3; Lawson 1-2, SAC.
“Game two was more exciting than the first,” coach Ashworth said.
Okanogan went up 3-0 in the top of the third, only to be matched by 3 runs by Cascade in the bottom of the inning.
The Bulldogs trailed 6-4 after four innings before putting up a 3-spot in the top of the fifth for a 7-6 lead.
Okanogan pushed across one more run in the top of the seventh only to watch Cascade win the game by scoring 3 runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh.
“A walk, a hit batter and a well-placed hit by Cascade gave them another win,” the coach said. “It came down to whoever had the last at-bat would most likely win. And, unfortunately for us, we were on the road.”
Okanogan out hit Cascade 13-8.
Clay Ashworth pitched the first three innings, giving up 3 earned runs on 4 hits while striking out 2 and walking 2.
Jacob Lawson went three and two-thirds innings, giving up one earned run on three hits.
Okanogan (8) – Fingar 2-4, R, BB; Wood 1-4, R, RBI, 2B; Ashworth 2-4, 2SB; Townsend 1-3, R, RBI, BB, 2SB; Fields BB; Cate 2-4, 2R, RBI; Lawson 2-4, R, 2B, RBI; Sumner 3-4, 2R, 2SB; Super 2BB.
QUINCY –The No. 1 state-ranked Brewster baseball team topped Quincy, 7-4 in nine innings and 12-6, to remain unbeaten in league and overall.
“It was the first big league game for us and we didn’t come in very focused,” Brewster coach Todd Phillips said.
“We did a great job of getting guys on base and forcing Quincy to make plays. We just left way too many runners stranded (16).”
Timbo Taylor needed to go nine innings to notch his first win of the season. He limited the Jackrabbits to 8 hits by striking out 6 and walking 3.
Quincy led 1-0 after the first inning before Brewster tied the game 1-1 on an Easton Driessen sacrifice fly after three innings.
The teams exchanged runs in the fourth before the Bears went up 4-2 in the fifth keyed by a Driessen single and two Quincy errors.
Quincy forced extra innings with two runs in the bottom of the seventh using a pair of singles and a two-out triple.
“In the top of the ninth the wheels kind of fell off for Quincy,” Phillips said. “We had been putting the ball in play all day and the ball finally bounced in our favor.”
Hayden Bayha singled then scored on an error, trying to get Raul Olvera out at first.
Cameron Jacobson reached on an error, Luis Garcia moved the runners up and Luke brought both runners home on a sacrifice fly and a Quincy outfielder error.
Brewster (7) – Divis 2-4, 2RBI, BB, SB, SAC; Taylor 2BB, SB; Driessen 1-2, RBI, 2BB, 2SAC; Boesel 1-3, R, 3BB, SB; Bayha 2-3, 2R, SB; Urias 2BB, SAC; Olvera 2R, BB, HBP; Varelas BB.
In the nightcap, Brewster jumped out to a 4-1 lead after the first inning sparked by an RBI double by Taylor and 2RBI double by Adrian Urias.
The teams battled back and forth the next three innings, with the Bears leading 7-6 after four innings. For the next three innings, Brewster scored 5 runs while silencing Quincy’s bats.
“Easton would not allow a run to score the rest of the way and only allowed one more runner to reach after the fourth,” Phillips said.
Raul Olvera at third and Urias at first base turned in defensive gems, Phillips said.
Brewster (12) – Divis 1-4, R, RBI, BB; Taylor 1-3, R, 2B, 2BB; Driessen R, BB, SB; Boesel 2-5, RBI, 3B, SB; Bayha 1-3, 2R, 2RBI, 2B, BB, SB; Urias R, 2HBP; Olvera 1-4, R, RBI, 2B; Varelas 1-4, R, 2RBI, 2B; Garcia R; Jacobson 1-3, 2R, RBI, 2SB.
OMAK – No. 4 state-ranked Cashmere combined for 25 hits in turning back Omak 11-2 and 17-5 in a Caribou Trail League doubleheader Saturday.
Omak stayed close in the opener, trailing 3-0 after three innings and 5-2 after five innings before Cashmere put the game away with six runs in the sixth.
Jon Martinez pitched a complete game, giving up 10 earned runs on 15 hits while striking out five and walking two.
He led Omak at the plate, going 1-2 and scoring the team’s second run in the fourth in a collision at home plate.
In the second game, Cashmere made sure it got the game in hand with eight runs in the top of the first inning.
Omak chipped away to trail 9-4 after three innings before the Bulldogs scored in each of the final four innings, including four in the top of the seventh.
Jacob King relieved Eric Martinez to pitch the final six innings, giving up 3 earned runs on 6 hits while striking out 4 and walking 7.
Tim Rubio went 2-4 and Wyatt Wilson was 2-5.
MANSON – Oroville split with Manson in North-Central B League baseball Saturday, winning the opener 18-9 and falling 11-9 in the second game.
In the first game Oroville used 17 hits to pick up its first league victory.
Boone McKinney and Brentt Kallstrom worked the mound.
Dustin Nigg and Ricky Mathis each doubled and tripled.
Oroville (18) – Nigg 2-3, 3R, 2B, 3B: McKinney 4-4, 2R, 3RBI, 2 2B; Martin 3-4, R, 2RBI, 2B; Shearer 2-3, 2R, 3RBI, 2B; Mathis 2B, 3B.
In the second game, the Hornets knocked out 10 hits including doubles by Dustin Nigg (3-4), Trevor Shearer and Hunter Martin.
Oroville (1-9 overall, 1-5 league) is at Pateros (3-1, 2-1) on Friday.
PATEROS – Bridgeport bounced back from a 8-6 first-game loss to Pateros to win the second game 13-5 in 10 innings Saturday.
The Mustangs scored eight runs in the top of the 10th inning of the second game.
David Shumate was hot all day, going 6-7 with a double.
“Both games were tight the whole way,” Bridgeport coach Kyle Krustangel said. “It was the best day of baseball we have had in my three years. We played well every inning and competed the whole day. I could not be prouder of my guys.”
Oroville (1-9 overall, 1-5 league) is at Pateros (3-1, 2-1) on Friday.
Liberty Bell (4-2, 3-0) is at Bridgeport (5-5, 4-2) for a doubleheader Saturday.
GRAND COULEE – Liberty Bell turned back Lake Roosevelt, 7-1, in a league baseball game Saturday.
Taren Redstar was 1-3 and scored the Raiders’ only run.
“We made too many mistakes to compete with league-leading Liberty Bell,” Lake Roosevelt coach Billy Nicholson said.
Manson (1-8, 1-5) is at Lake Roosevelt (4-3, 3-1) on Saturday for a doubleheader.
TONASKET – Tonasket baseball split with Chelan, falling 7-5 in the first game before winning the second game 13-5 on Friday.
Tonasket errors in the first game led to one earned run.
The Tigers got a great pitching game from Adrian McCarthy.
Nick Crandall had 2 hits in the same inning, both times while the bases were loaded.
“That was a special moment and I’m glad I was there to share it with him and his family,” the coach said.
The victory snapped a 61-game CTL losing streak, not counting any forfeits, Cork said.
“I’m happy for the guys, especially the seniors. They’ve worked really hard and deserve it.”
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