COEUR d'ALENE - Chad Nyquist went 2 for 4 with five RBIs as the Coeur d'Alene Lumbermen beat the Pullman Patriots 11-5 in the opening game in the McEuen Field Pod of the Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Wood Bat Classic Senior Division on Tuesday.
Grant Curtis struck out five in the first five innings for Coeur d'Alene (23-3), which faces the Okotoks Dawgs of Alberta today at 3:30 p.m.
"We were very solid at the outset," Coeur d'Alene coach Lloyd Duman said. "But when it's a tournament, it's nice to get the first win, but it is only the beginning."
Due to the rain on Monday and Tuesday, Duman and assistant coach Cory Bridges worked from 7 a.m. to get the field ready.
"It was kind of tough," Duman said. "Nobody thought we were going to play, but Cory and I got the field ready."
Kolby DeHaas went 2 for 3 with three RBIs for Coeur d'Alene.
Coeur d'Alene 002 503 1 - 11 8 1
Pullman Patriots 000 005 0 - 5 5 2
Grant Curtis, Colin Comack (6) and Kolby DeHaas; Ariner, Ball (5) and Abdul. W - Curtis (4-0). L - Ariner.
HITS: Cd'A - Roletto, Cabeza, Comack, C. Nyquist 2, Hoffman, DeHaas. Pull - Bruffel, Macintosh 2, Lyons, Abdul. 2B - Abdul, Roletto, Nyquist 2.
* LITTLE LEAGUE
District 1 tournaments
* JUNIORS (age 13-14)
Post Falls 4, Lakeland 3: Colton Roberts hit a walk-off single in the win to open the tourney at Bret James Field in Post Falls.