PASCO, Wash. — Jake Pfennigs and Nate Buer scored two runs each for the Post Falls Trojans in a 6-4 win over the Chiawana Riverhawks on Friday afternoon.
Wes Brown and Jake Rutherford did not allow a walk for Post Falls, which took advantage of two bases-loaded walks to Cameron McKeown in the win.
“I was real pleased with the pitchers and our defense,” said Post Falls coach Mick Zeller, whose team did not commit an error in the opener. “I knew we’d struggle offensively, but did just enough and ran the bases really well.”
Post Falls stole five bases in the opener.
In the second game, Buer went 2 for 3 with two runs scored, but a late walk and error allowed the Riverhawks to score the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning.
Post Falls will face Kennewick and Kamiakin today.
Post Falls 010 023 0 — 6 4 0
Chiawana 000 111 1 — 4 13 1
Wes Brown, Jake Rutherford (6) and Nate Buer; Kelber, Bonnington (6) and Washburn. W — Brown. L — Kelber. S — Rutherford.
HITS: PF — Setian, Pfennigs, Bennett, Weeks. Chi — Vargas, Barragan 4, McElroy 2, Hirai, Romero, Washburn, Cissnne. 2B — Barragan, Washburn.
Post Falls 000 021 000 0 — 3 4 2
Chiawana 002 001 000 1 — 4 4 1
One out when winning run scored.
Jake Pfennigs, Chase Cripps (5) and Nate Buer; Romero, Bennion (6), Vargas (7) and Berragan. W — Vargas. L — Cripps (0-1).
HITS: PF — Gosney, Buer 2, Fleming. Chi — Simpkins 2, Vargas, Romero. 3B — Simpkins.
Lake City 2
SPOKANE — Bridger Rinaldi and Kyle Manzardo had two hits each, with Manzardo scoring Kodie Kolden in the third inning for the Timberwolves in a win over the Panthers.
Kolden and Manzardo combined to one-hit Mead in Lake City’s season opener.
“It was a good team win,” Lake City coach Paul Manzardo said. “We played solid defense and did what we needed to do to get a win. I was really pleased with the boys performance on the mound and it kept us in a situation to win the game. Overall, it was a great day for it only being the third day we’d been outside. We did better than what I anticipated.”
Lake City is scheduled to host Moscow on Tuesday.
Walla Walla 5-6
Coeur d’Alene 4-10
WALLA WALLA — Kellen Langley drove in three runs and Trevor Luckey and Caleb Beggerly had two-out singles as the Vikings scored three runs in the top of the sixth inning to beat the Blue Devils in the second game.
“It was one of those things where we didn’t get off the bus in the first game,” said Coeur d’Alene coach Nick Mahin, whose team traveled to Pasco to open the season against Mead on Tuesday. “We just couldn’t pull it out, but came back in the second game and Kellen had a great day behind the plate and at the plate. Defensively, we played well and did what we needed to do to get the win.”
Luckey and Langley had two hits each in the second game for Coeur d’Alene (2-1), which is scheduled to play at Asotin on Tuesday.
Lake City 4-12
PASCO, Wash. — Haley Loffer went 3 for 3 with two RBIs in the second game as the Timberwolves battled back to earn a split with the Riverhawks.
Emma Gray and Reilly Williams had two RBIs each for Lake City in the second game. Olivia Zufelt and Reilly Chapman scored two runs each for Lake City (1-1), which competes in the Richland mixer today.
“We settled in and took advantage of mistakes and timely hitting,” Lake City coach Jesse Lenz said. “Haley and Reilly had great days at the plate. Ashley (Kaufman) threw the ball a lot better and better as the innings progressed and the young team showed some great growth in two games.”
Bailey Cavanaugh had three hits and two RBIs in the opening game.
Lake City 101 002 0 — 4 10 0
Chiawana 600 010 x — 7 6 0
Ashley Kaufman and Reilly Williams; Mailie Bishop, Annalisa McKinney and unknown. W — Mckinney. L — Kaufman.
HITS: LC — Loffer 2, Zufelt, Williams, Cavanaugh, Gray, Kaufman 2. Chi — Cissne, Mckinney 2, Hirai, Johnson, Bengen 2B — Zufelt, Cavanaugh, Bengen, Hirai. HR — Mckinney.
Lake City 065 010 — 12 10 0
Chiawana 010 00x — 1 5 0
Ashley Kaufman and Reilly Williams; Stadelman, Mckinney (2), Bishop (6) and unknown. W — Kaufman. L — Mckinney.
HITS: LC — Loffer 3, Gray 2, Williams, Zufelt 2, Chapman, Kaufman. Chi — Garcia 2, Mckinney, Hirai, Stohel. 2B — Williams, Loffer 3.
Post Falls 6
East Valley 6
SPOKANE VALLEY — The Trojan boys swept in boys doubles and took two of three in girls doubles to finish with a draw against the Knights.
Post Falls hosts Lakeland on Tuesday.
BOYS SINGLES — No. 1, Josh Lee, EV, d. Colton Melton, 6-2, 6-1. No. 2, Bli Holicek, EV, d. Tyler Sterritt, 6-2, 7-5. No. 3, Mason Nagrone, PF, d. Josh Glubreckt, 6-1, 6-2.
BOYS DOUBLES — No. 1, Hunter Schertz/James Melton, PF, d. Brosches Phillip/Gage Edens, 6-1, 6-1. No. 2, Jason Benton/Dalton Frye, PF, d. Andrew Dust/Julian Gunderson, 6-0, 6-0. No. 3, Ryan Buckle/Derrick Luby, PF, d. Noah Haight/Rorath Van Cleave, 6-1, 6-1.
GIRLS SINGLES — No. 1, Ella Gorkovchenko, EV, d. Taylor Burrell, 6-0, 6-1. No. 2, Macee Hashkell, EV, d. Maddie Sunnell, 6-3, 6-3. No. 3, Kate Pointer, EV, d. Maddie Lahr, 6-3, 7-5.
GIRLS DOUBLES — No. 1, Alexis Young/Katelyn McLeod, PF, d. Jenna Pefley/Emily Roberts, 6-4, 6-4. No. 2, Bre Burright/Kimmy Short, PF, d. Sarah Kroll/Deanna Dee, 6-1, 6-3. No. 3, Maddie Henderson/Brie Kolocek, EV, d. Mollly Barkley/Courtney Finney, 4-6, 6-4, 7-5.
MIXED DOUBLES — suspended due to rain.