PREP SOFTBALL: Sell’s slam lifts Vikings in opener, before Trojans come back for split

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POST FALLS — Natalie Sell’s grand slam in the seventh inning broke a 5-all tie and powered the visiting Vikings past the Trojans in the first game of the 5A Inland Empire League doubleheader.

Alexis Blankenship’s RBI double earlier in the inning tied it at 5 for Coeur d’Alene (8-6, 5-6 5A IEL). Halle Kane hit a two-run homer in the fifth to put the Viks on top 4-3.

Kelsey Horn hit a two-run single in the fourth to put Post Falls (9-10, 3-9) up 3-2.

In the second game, Bubba Gleaves drove in three runs, two on a third-inning single, and Kelsey Horn went 3 for 4 with three RBIs and three runs scored, including a two-run double in the fourth.

Sophie Nungesser of Post Falls scattered four hits in the second game, and struck out four.

Post Falls travels to Sandpoint on Thursday to conclude the regular season. Next up for Coeur d’Alene is the 5A Region 1 tournament, which begins next Tuesday.

FIRST GAME

Coeur d’Alene 101 020 5 — 9 8 1

Post Falls 100 220 0 — 5 10 5

Natalie Sell and Hailey Lyons; McKenna Moak, Sophie Nungesser (5), Moak (7) and Alyssa Krause.

HITS: Cd’A — Kane, Blankenship 2, Lyons 2, Comack, Sell 2. PF — Dumas, Horn 2, Gleaves 3, Krause, Barber, Richart, Posey. 2B — Lyons, Blankenship 2, Krause. HR — Kane, Sell.

SECOND GAME

Coeur d’Alene 100 000 — 1 4 7

Post Falls 003 602 — 11 15 1

Natalie Sell, Madie Cleave (4) and Hailey Lyons; Sophie Nungesser and Alyssa Krause.

HITS: Cd’A — Kane, Blankenship, Lyons 2. PF — Dumas 2, Horn 3, Gleaves, Krause, Barber 2, Moak, Aldrich 2, Seymour 2, Bowen. 2B — Lyons, Dumas, Horn 2, Moak. 3B — Barber.

Lakeland 16-6

Moscow 6-9

MOSCOW — Alaina Pruitt hit a two-run triple in the fifth inning of the first game to give Lakeland the lead, then added a two-run single later in the 12-run inning as the Hawks, who had already wrapped up the 4A Inland Empire League title, split with the Bears.

Harley See went 3 for 3 and scored four runs in the first game for Lakeland (7-14, 6-2 4A IEL). Haylee Smitt went 3 for 3 and scored twice.

Taylor Woolley went 3 for 4 in the second game for the Hawks, and Mia O’Hara hit a solo homer.

Moscow finished 3-5 in league, tied with Sandpoint.

Lakeland wraps up the regular season Thursday at Timberlake.

FIRST GAME

Lakeland 103 0(12) — 16 15 0

Moscow 015 00 — 6 7 1

Taylor Woolley and Mia O’Hara; L. Dreesmann and A. Barker.

HITS: LL — Brack, See 3, Woolley, Russum, Smit 3, Pruitt 3, O’Hara, Gosch. Mos — Barker, Carscallen 2, Verlin, Smith, Tanner 2. 2B — Brack, See. Woolley, Smith, Carscallen. 3B — Pruitt, Smit.

SECOND GAME

Lakeland 100 023 0 — 6 10 1

Moscow 162 000 x — 9 9 2

Haylee Smit, Taylor Woolley (2) and Harley See, Mia O’Hara (4); L. Dreesmann and A. Barker.

HITS: LL — Brack 2, See, Woolley 3, Russum, O’Hara, Dyer, Gosch. Mos — Barker, Carscallen, Fleischman 2, Smith, Tanner, Bethel 2, Dreesmann. 2B — Fleischman. 3B — Gosch, Woolley. HR — O’Hara.

Timberlake 21-23

Priest River 5-12

PRIEST RIVER — Jaycee Jerome homered in both games and drove in eight runs as the Tigers swept the Spartans in Intermountain League play.

“Jaycee hit the ball really well all day,” said Timberlake coach Casi Lupinacci, whose team finished with 42 hits on the day. “We just hit the ball really well all day today.”

Lily Carhart drove in five runs in the second game and Becca Malloy struck out seven in the opener for Timberlake.

Timberlake (14-1, 12-0 IML), which has won 12 straight games, hosts Lakeland on Thursday.

Priest River is (10-8, 8-4) and will be the second seed to next week’s 3A District 1 tournament starting next Tuesday at Timberlake High.

“They’re defintely a team that could take one from us if we’re not careful,” Lupinacci said of Priest River.

FIRST GAME

Timberlake 102 332 (10) — 21 22 1

Priest River 002 003 0 — 5 10 6

Becca Malloy and Maddy Salois; Randolph and Martin. W — Malloy. L — Randolph.

HITS: TL — L. Carhart 3, Howard 3, B. Carhart 3, Malloy 4, K. Lindley 2, Salois 3, Jerome 3, Peterson. PR — Nichols, Kendle, Randolph 2, Kren 2, Martin, Fink, Johnson, Lederle. 2B — L. Carhart 2, Malloy 2, Peterson, Randolph, Martin. 3B — Howard, Malloy. HR — Jerome.

SECOND GAME

Timberlake 307 166 — 23 20 2

Priest River 020 361 — 12 14 2

Bernie Carhart and Lily Carhart; Randolph and Martin. W — B. Carhart. L — Randolph.

HITS: TL — L. Carhart 3, B. Carhart 4, Malloy 2, Lindley 3, Mallet 3, Jerome 2, Salois, Kalar, Howard. PR — Nichols 3, Kendle 2, Kren, Minish, Martin, Fink 2, Johnson 4. 2B — Carhart, Jerome, Lindley 2, Mallet, Salois, Nichols, Martin, Fink. HR — Jerome, Johnson.

Kellogg 15-16

Bonners Ferry 11-13

KELLOGG — Piper Rainio hit a walkoff grand slam in the first game, then hit another grand slam and drove in six runs in the nightcap, leading the Wildcats to an Intermountain League sweep of the Badgers at Kellogg Middle School.

Kellogg (4-8 in IML and overall) will be the third seed to the 3A District 1 tournament starting next Tuesday at Timberlake High, facing Priest River in the opening round at 4 p.m.

Gracie Sawyer went 4 for 5 with four RBIs in the second game for Kellogg, which concludes the regular season at St. Maries on Thursday.

LATE MONDAY

St. Maries 32-20

Grangeville 6-15

GRANGEVILLE — Leadoff hitter Elizabeth Ragan drove in 10 runs — five in each game — as the visiting Lumberjacks swept the Bulldogs in Central Idaho League play on Monday.

Ragan was 5 for 7 and scored six runs in the opener for St. Maries (7-4, 6-2 CIL), and was 2 for 4 with three runs in the nightcap.

Madison Cordell went 5 for 5 with three doubles and six RBIs in the first game for the Lumberjacks. Gracie Barden went 4 for 6 with five RBIs, Amber Rose Walrod was 4 for 4, and Kirsten Miller was 4 for 5 with four RBIs and five runs.

St. Maries is scheduled to play host to Kellogg today in a doubleheader at 4 p.m.

FIRST GAME

St. Maries 864 59 — 32 27 1

Grangeville 501 00 — 6 3 8

Game called after 5 innings due to 10-run rule.

Cora Peel, Madison Cordell (4) and Cordell; Amber Rose Walrod (4); Mic Farris and Mac Farris.

HITS: SM — Ragan 5, Cordell 5, Walrod 4, Barden 4, Peel 2, Holder 2, Miller 4, Core. Grange — Shaw, Forsmann, Kent. 2B — Cordell 3, Ragan 2. 3B — Miller, Kent.

SECOND GAME

St. Maries 51(14) — 20 13 0

Grangeville 0(15)0 — 15 6 8

Game called after 3 innings due to 90-minute time limit.

Allie Brebner, Gracie Barden (2), Amber Rose Walrod (3) and Madison Cordell; Mic Farris and Mac Farris.

HITS: SM — Ragan 2, Cordell, Walrod, Barden, Davenport, Miller 2, Holder 2, Core, Harvey 2. Grange — Mi. Farris 2, Shaw, Zimmerman, Kent, Adams. 2B — Miller, Ragan. 3B — Miller, Ragan, Mic Farris 2, Adams.

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