LEWISTON — Brock Zeller scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the fourth inning to tie the game at 1-1 for Prairie, but a two-run double in the sixth inning was the difference as Mercedes Benz College Prep from the Seattle area beat the Cardinals 3-1 in the Dwight Church Memorial tournament at Harris Field on Saturday.
Zeller led off the bottom of the fourth with a double and moved up to third base on a stolen base. Zach Clark also singled for Prairie (4-8-1), which was held to two hits.
Cameron Smith had eight strikeouts in six innings for Mercedes Benz-Seattle.
Prairie, now 2-2 in tourney play, faces the Hanford Flames today at 10 a.m.
Mercedes Benz 001 002 0 — 3 11 0
Prairie 000 100 0 — 1 2 2
Cameron Smith, Justin Lewis (7), Ryan Arredondo (7) and Ryan Escover; Brock Zeller and Zack Clark. W — Smith. L — B. Zeller.
HITS: MB — Trautmann 3, Williams, Warner 2, Escover 2, Graham, Fazio 2. Pra — B. Zeller, Clark. 2B — Fazio, B. Zeller. 3B — Trautmann.