* 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.
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.
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.