COEUR d'ALENE - Nick Nyquist hit a three-run walk-off triple in the ninth inning as the Coeur d'Alene Lumbermen rallied from a three-run deficit to defeat the Spokane Crew 12-11 in a nonleague American Legion baseball game at McEuen Field on Wednesday.
Chad Nyquist reached base after being hit by a pitch leading off the ninth for Coeur d'Alene. Brandon Jacobson and Colin Comack followed with back-to-back singles to load the bases. Garrett Cabeza singled to score Nyquist and came around to score the winning run with nobody out.
"We were using a lot of pitchers that are usually relief pitchers and trying to get them some work in," Coeur d'Alene coach Lloyd Duman said. "And it worked out well. We also had some guys working on their swings, and it worked out well for them too."
Coeur d'Alene (34-8) hosts Trail in a North Idaho League doubleheader Friday starting at 5 p.m.
J.D. Page, a Timberlake High graduate, had a single for the Spokane Crew.
Spokane Crew 100 002 404 - 11 11 4
Coeur d'Alene 301 010 304 - 12 16 1
No out when winning run scored.
Douglas Spencer, Kyle Wagner (6) and Jeff Debon; Nick Nyquist, Mark Nuttleman (6), Joe Roletto (7), Chad Nyquist (9) and Kolby DeHaas, Roletto (9). W - C. Nyquist (1-0). L - Wagner.
HITS: SC - Morder 2, Page, Wolfe 2, Wagner 2, Holland, Miller, Cook. Cd'A - Comack 3, Robbins, Cabeza 2, N. Nyquist, Curtis 2, Roletto 2, Hoffman 3, O'Hagan, Jacobson 2. 2B - Wagner 2, Holland, Roletto, O'Hagan. 3B - N. Nyquist, Cabeza.
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Coeur d'Alene 000 100 3 - 4 5 2
Lewis-Clark 011 014 x - 7 9 3
Jake Gonzalas and Kolby DeHaas; Ryan Roth, John Fuller (7) and Jake Ralstin. W - Roth. L - Gonzalas.
HITS: Cd'A - Comack, C. Nyquist, N. Nyquist, O'Hagan 2. L-C - J. Fuller, Smith, Brooks, R. Fuller, Ralstin, Meacham, Martin 3. 2B - R. Fuller, Ralstin, Martin. 3B - N. Nyquist.
Coeur d'Alene 310 013 0 - 8 8 4
Lewis-Clark 000 222 0 - 6 11 1
Sean Sutton, Mark Nuttleman (5), Pete Hoffman (6) and Joe Roletto; Brooks, J.Fuller (6) and Smith. W - Sutton. L - Brooks.
HITS: Cd'A - C. Nyquist 3, Roletto, O'Hagan, Nuttleman, Kedia 2. L-C - J. Fuller, Smith 2, Roth 2, R. Fuller, Jones, Meacham 2, Bush 2. 2B - Roth, Meacham.
COEUR d'ALENE - John Galloway went 3 for 3 in the first game and A.J. Walls went 2 for 4 with two RBIs in the second game as the Prairie Cardinals swept a Class A North Idaho League doubleheader against the Coeur d'Alene Loggers at McEuen Field.
Colton Gray went 4 for 4 with two RBIs and Dan Bryant went 2 for 4 with a three-run homer in the first game for Coeur d'Alene (17-21, 7-12 NIL), which travels to Grangeville on Saturday.
Austin Allen went 2 for 4 with two RBIs in the second game for Prairie.