Post Falls wins district title

Youth baseball

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JEROME A. POLLOS/Press Hayden short stop Tanner Toepke turns to make the tag on Dalton Lozier from Post Falls as he safely slides into second during the third inning of Wednesday's Idaho District 1 tournament at Bret James Memorial Field in Post Falls.

* LITTLE LEAGUE

District 1 tournaments

* JUNIORS (age 13-14)

At Bret James Memorial Field, Post Falls

Post Falls 8, Hayden 3: Dalton Lozier hit a two-run home run to cap a four-run fifth inning as Post Falls pulled away from Hayden to win the best-of-3 series 2-0 and earn the District 1 title for the third time in five years.

Post Falls will host the best-of-3 state playoffs against a team from District 2 (Boise area) beginning next Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Bret James Memorial Field.

* LEGION

Loggers 14-7

Prairie 4-8

POST FALLS - Coeur d'Alene pitcher Stephen Babich struck out five and allowed one hit in a win in the first game and Prairie's Blake Wortenberry went 2 for 3 with three runs scored to split a class A North Idaho League American Legion sweep Wednesday at Post Falls High.

Sam Schultz went 3 for 4 with three RBIs in the first game for Coeur d'Alene (16-14, 6-5 NIL), which hosts St. Maries in a doubleheader starting at 5 p.m. tonight at McEuen Field.

Jesse Marks went 2 for 3 in the second game for Prairie, which competes in the Missoula tournament starting Friday.

Lumberjacks 3

Rathdrum 1

SPOKANE - Connor Cardinel pitched a complete game two-hitter as the Coeur d'Alene Lumberjacks under-16 team defeated Rathdrum 3-1 in a semifinal game in the Spokane American Legion Baseball District A tournament at A.K. Jackson Field on Wednesday.

With the win, Coeur d'Alene clinches a spot in the Washington state tournament starting July 21 in Spokane, and will face University tonight at 7 in the championship game to determine seeding.

Dylan Shaffer and Michael Hicks had RBIs for Coeur d'Alene (22-6-1).

Kyle Rutherford and Howard Carter had hits for Rathdrum.

JEROME A. POLLOS/Press Post Falls second baseman Drew Harris spots the ball into his glove after making the stop.

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