STATE HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENTS: Lake City battling rain again at state

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5A

CHUBBUCK — For the third straight year, Lake City ran into rain issues at the state softball tournament.

But at least this year, the Timberwolves are still playing after the first day.

So far.

Lake City’s third game of the day on Friday, vs. Rocky Mountain of Meridian, was called due to lightning and then rain with Rocky leading 5-1, and Lake City coming to bat in the bottom of the sixth.

The game is scheduled to be resumed today at 8:30 a.m. PDT — that’s if the fields at Capell Park are ready by then. If not, the game could be moved elsewhere, possibly to Blackfoot.

Two years ago, Lake City lost on the first day of state, then was unable to work its way back when the losers bracket was canceled.

Last year, when the tournament was played in Coeur d’Alene, rain washed out Saturday’s schedule, pushing the tourney to a Sunday finish for the second straight year, where Lake City finished second to Eagle.

In the first game Friday, Riley McGrath hit a three-run home run in the top of the eighth for Mountain View. Lake City scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning before coming up short.

“That first game was an absolute battle,” Lake City coach Jesse Lenz said. “We ran up against a Mountain View team that put us in some tough situations. We just couldn’t overcome the three-run homer in the top of the eighth. “But the girls battled; we had runners on but couldn’t get the key hit in sixth, seventh and eighth.”

Haley Loffer went 5 for 5 with a triple and two doubles, and drove in a pair of runs for Lake City (21-5). Emma Gray was 3 for 3 and drove in four runs, two on a fifth-inning double that put the Timberwolves up 4-2.

Against Highland (16-14), Abby Jankay went 2 for 4 with three RBIs, and Olivia Zufelt hit a solo homer for the Timberwolves. Reilley Chapman hit a two-run double in the fifth inning, and finished 2 for 4 and scored twice.

MOUNTAIN VIEW 8, LAKE CITY 7, 8 inn.

Mtn. View 000 023 03 — 8 10 4

Lake City 101 021 02 — 7 12 1

Alyssa Millemon, Oakleigh Kearby (5) and Karly Snooks; Ashley Kaufman, Amanda Curry (8) and Jalyssa Beamer. W — Kearby. L — Kaufman.

HITS: MV — McGrath 2, Alandt 2, Layman, Millemon, Boots, Snooks, Pinkston, S. Peralta. LC — Loffer 5, E. Gray 3, Jankay 2, Beamer, Allen. 2B — Millemon, Gray, Loffer 2. 3B — McGrath, Loffer. HR — Alandt, McGrath.

LAKE CITY 9, HIGHLAND 4

Highland 001 030 0 — 4 12 5

Lake City 330 030 x — 9 11 3

Kayla Mauger, Shylee Mann (2) and Jordan Frasure; Ashley Kaufman, McKenzie Wilson (5), Amanda Curry (5) and Jalyssa Beamer. W — Kaufman. L — Mauger.

HITS: High — Anderson 3, Bosquez 2, Van Sickle, Frasure, Mauger, Glenn 2, Jackson, Walker. LC — Loffer, Chapman 2, Jankay, E. Gray, Allen 2, Williams 2, Zufelt. 2B — Mauger, Anderson 2, Chapman, Gray. HR — Zufelt.

Post Falls wins one,

loses two

at state 5A

CHUBBUCK — The Trojans lost to Rocky Mountain of Meridian 13-2 and beat Bonneville of Idaho Falls 10-2 before bowling out with a 12-2 loss to Mountain View of Meridian on the first day of the state 5A softball tournament at Capell Park.

Post Falls, in its first trip to state since 2010, finished 14-14.

In the opener, Post Falls managed just three hits against Rocky Mountain. Katelyn Wilfert pitched four no-hit innings with five strikeouts for the Grizzlies before leaving for a relief pitcher.

Rocky ended the game on the 10-run rule on two-run homers by Kaylee Lamont and Kaylan Walker in the fifth inning.

Kelsey Horn went 4 for 4 and scored three runs for Post Falls against Bonneville. “Bubba” Gleaves went 2 for 3 with three RBIs and two runs scored for the Trojans, and Kahlea Dumas, Kyndra Hans and Abby Melton each had two hits.

Against Mountain View, Hans went 2 for 3 and scored twice for Post Falls. Emma Smith drove in four runs for Mountain View.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN 13, POST FALLS 2

Post Falls 000 02 — 2 3 4

Rocky Mtn. 310 54 — 13 12 0

Game called n 5th inning due to 10-run rule.

Amanda Rouse, Dinah Seymour (4) and Ally Morris; Katelyn Wilfert, Emma Shiflet (5) and Jaidyn Ahl. W — Wilfert. L — Rouse.

HITS: PF — Dumas, Seymour, Morris. RM — Lamont, Murray, K. Walker 3, L. Walker 3, Wilfert, Ahl, McDonald, Taylor. 2B — Seymour, K. Walker, L. Walker 2, Wilfert. 3B — Dumas. HR — Lamont, K. Walker.

POST FALLS 10, BONNEVILLE 2

Bonneville 010 001 1 — 3 7 1

Post Falls 303 103 x — 10 13 1

Annie Elliott, Marcie Cromwell (6) and Aly Radford; Amanda Rouse and Ally Morris. W — Rouse. L — Elliott.

HITS: Bonn — Day 2, Radford 3, Hathaway, Scoresby. PF — Dumas 2, Horn 4, Gleaves 2, Hans 2, Demute, Melton 2. 2B — Radford, Gleaves, Horn, Melton.

MOUNTAIN VIEW 12, POST FALLS 2

Post Falls 001 01 — 2 6 3

Mountain View 061 5x — 12 8 2

Game called in 5th inning due to 10-run rule.

Amanda Rouse and Ally Morris; Alyssa Millemon, Oakleigh Kearby (3) and N/A. W — Miller. L — Rouse.

HITS: PF — Hans 2, Demute 2, Seymour, Morris. MV — McGrath, Laymen, Miller, Kirby, Smith 2, Boots, Peralt. 2B — McGrath, Peralt.

3A

Timberlake out after first day at

3A tourney

IDAHO FALLS — The Tigers, last year’s state runners-up, won once and lost twice and were eliminated on the first day of the state 3A tournament at Bonneville High.

Timberlake opened with a 9-6 victory over Marsh Valley, then lost 9-4 to Homedale in a rain-shortened game.

South Fremont sent the Tigers home with a 6-5 victory

Timberlake finished 15-6.

Against Marsh Valley, Kyndal Lindley hit a three-run homer in the first inning for Timberlake. Brooke Jessen was 2 for 3 and drove in three runs, and

Maddy Salois went 2 for 2 with a double and solo homer for the Tigers.

No highlights were available for Timberlake’s games vs. Homedale and South Fremont.

TIMBERLAKE 9, MARSH VALLEY 6

Timberlake 400 103 1 — 9 11 0

Marsh Valley 000 004 2 — 6 10 5

Becca Malloy and Maddy Salois; Carter Thornton and Jensyn Gibson; W — Malloy. L — Thornton.

HITS: TL — Starr, Malloy, Jessen 2, Jerome, Lindley 2, Salois 2, Kalar 2. MV — Thornton 3, McQuivey 2, Peterson, Gibson, Wilding, Labrouche 2. 2B — Jessen, Salois, Thornton, McQuivey, Labrouche. HR — Lindley, Salois, Thornton, Wilding.

HOMEDALE 9, TIMBERLAKE 4

No box score available

SOUTH FREMONT 4, TIMBERLAKE 3

No box score available.

2A

St. Maries goes 2-1,

clinches trophy

at state

POCATELLO — The Lumberjacks pounded out 30 hits in their two wins on the first day of the state 2A softball tournament at O.K. Ward Park.

St. Maries beat West Side 8-3, lost to Melba 8-0 and beat West Jefferson 7-2 to remain alive in the tourney.

St. Maries (17-2) plays Declo (19-9-1) today at 9 a.m. PDT, needing two wins to make it into the championship round.

Against West Side, Paige Sines went 4 for 4 with two triples, two RBIs and three runs scored. Devyn Wilson went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs, and also struck out five in getting the complete-game victory. Kaylee Auer had two hits and two RBIs for the Lumberjacks, who totaled 16 hits.

Against Melba, St. Maries was held to just one hit — Elizabeth Ragan’s leadoff single in the fourth inning. Sammi Runkle of Melba struck out 15 and walked none.

Against West Jefferson, Wilson allowed just two hits and struck out seven, and also went 2 for 4 and scored twice. Elizabeth Ragan went 3 for 4 and drove in two runs, and Sines and Auer each had two hits. Auer also drove in two.

ST. MARIES 8, WEST SIDE 3

West Side 000 003 0 — 3 7 4

St. Maries 103 130 x — 8 16 2

Brittanie Beckstead and Jessica Ravsten; Devyn Wilson and Madison Cordell. W — Wilson (8-0). L — Beckstead.

HITS: WS — Wade, Griffiths 2, Ravsten, Crozier, Nance 2. SM — Sines 4, Wilson 3, Auer 2, Hill 2, Ragan 2, Borgman, Masterson, Wilks. 2B — Wade, Griffiths, Hill, Wilks. 3B — Sines 2.

MELBA 8, ST. MARIES 0

St. Maries 000 000 0 — 0 1 0

Melba 022 013 x — 8 11 1

Paige Sines and N/A; Sammi Runkle and Andrina Webster. W — Runkle. L — Sines.

HITS: SM — Ragan. Mel — Riley, Runkle, Read, Berrett, Bangerter, Cowger 2, Webster, Mickelson. 2B — Bangerter.

ST. MARIES 7, WEST JEFFERSON 2

St. Maries 100 021 3 — 7 14 0

W. Jefferson 001 100 0 — 2 2 3

Devyn Wilson and N/A; J’Mae Torgerson and N/A. W — Wilson. L — Torgerson.

HITS: SM — Walrod, Sines 2, Wilson 2, Auer 2, Hill, Ragan 3, Wilks, Borgman, Masterson. WJ — T. Pancheri, M. Pancheri. 2B — Auer 2, Sines 2. 3B — Hill, Ragan, Walrod.

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