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University’s Mitchell Rhodes, right, tags out Mead’s Evan Rice as he attempts to get back to first base during Thursday’s District 8 4A baseball play at Avista Stadium. (Colin Mulvany)

Prep baseball: Gonzaga Prep, University post district shutouts

SR Story | Gonzaga Prep and University High both rode complete-game shutouts Thursday to earn the right to play at 7 tonight for the District 8 4A championship at Avista Stadium. In the early game, G-Prep’s Cael McKeirnan struck out the first three Central Valley Bears batters he …

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Colfax 6, Asotin 5
Danny Robinson had an RBI double in the seventh and …
Freeman 9, Connell 5
Freeman strung together a seven-run rally in the first and …
Mercer Island 3, Mt. Spokane 1
Jack Smith had the big RBI single and Mercer Island …
Riverside Christian 14, Liberty Christian 7
Down 7-3, Riverside Christian rallied in the sixth for 11 …
Freeman 4, Zillah 1
McKabe Cottrell spun a gem to keep Freeman’s season alive …
Riverside Christian 6, Colton 2
Jacob Haas threw 15 strikeouts and hit a three-run home …
Asotin 4, Kittitas 2
Freshman Koby Blunt allowed two runs through seven innings and …
Liberty Christian 10, Republic 3
Trey Davis went 3 for 4 from the plate and …
Colfax 4, Okanogan 1
Colfax benefited from three sixth-inning walks, scored three runs and …
Toledo 10, Wilbur-Creston 3
Wilbur-Creston suffered a season-ending 10-3 defeat Saturday in a loser-out …
Mt. Spokane 6, Columbia River 5
Michael Walker came through in the bottom of the seventh …
Colville 3, Deer Park 2
Colton Vining pitched six innings and struck out five for …
University 4, Central Valley 3
Bryan Braley hit a game-winning RBI single, Nathan Awbery escaped …
University 7, Gonzaga Prep 5
Garrett Schmerer had the game-winning RBI on a perfectly executed …
Mt. Spokane 6, Kennewick 5
Kyle Shuey drew a walk-off bases-loaded walk in the bottom …
Cheney 6, Ellensburg 5
Connor Pratt went the distance on the mound and started …
Timberline 5, Lewiston 3
Timberline came back with a three-run rally in the seventh …
East Valley (Yakima) vs. West Valley
The Red Devils scratched across two runs to back a …
Southridge 3, Shadle Park 2
Jake Kirchhoff hit an RBI triple, then scored the go-ahead …
Freeman 5, Colville 4
McKabe Cottrell threw seven strikeouts in the five innings to …

May 24

University can’t solve Tides’ ace Henckel

SR Story | TACOMA – Knowing they would face Gig Harbor ace left-handed pitcher Matthew Henckel in the first round of the State 4A tournament, the University High baseball team spent the past week practicing against southpaws in the batting cage. But the Titans could only muster two …

Prep roundup: Freeman reaches State 1A baseball semis

SR Story | The Freeman baseball team claimed State 1A wins over Zillah and Connell Saturday in Moses Lake to reach the semifinals. McKabe Cottrell pitched a five-hitter and struck out 13 as the Scotties beat Zillah 4-1 in their early game.

Wildcats win, then are KO’d by Mercer

SR Story | Mt. Spokane posted one dramatic victory Saturday, but the Wildcats couldn’t string their hits together in the second game and fell 3-1 to Mercer Island in the State 3A baseball playoffs. Mt. Spokane beat Columbia River 6-5 in the early game at Whitworth University’s Merkel …

May 17

Prep roundup: Cheney district softball champ

SR Story | Julia Boyd pitched a two-hitter, striking out 10, and hit a solo home run as Cheney defeated Pullman 8-3 in the District 7 2A softball title game Saturday in Cheney. For the Blackhawks (19-2), Meghan Krantz finished 3 for 4 with a homer and two …

May 16

Idaho baseball: Lewiston lands in title game

SR Story | Kade Woods pitched a complete-game three-hitter and Lewiston advanced to the Idaho baseball 5A state title game with a 4-2 win over Hillcrest at Boise Hawks Memorial Stadium in Boise. Luke White, Josh Moore and Dalton Stamper each had a double and an RBI for …

May 15

May 14

Idaho State baseball: Hitting has made difference for Lake City

SR Story | Lake City third-year baseball coach Travis Georgius stopped short of saying the Timberwolves were ahead of the rebuilding schedule when they qualified for state. After all, Lake City played in games the last two years that decided state berths.

May 12

NWPrepsNow: Cheney defeats EV, advances in 2A baseball

SR Story | Cade VanWormer had five RBIs and Kyle Jones pitched the distance with nine strikeouts as Cheney rolled to a 16-4, five-inning victory over visiting East Valley in a District 7 2A baseball game Monday. Cheney will play at West Valley for the district championship tonight. …

May 10

Prep roundup: Lake City advances to state softball

SR Story | Michaela Flerchinger allowed one run over seven innings, Heather Hawkes hit a solo homer and Lake City advanced to the Idaho state softball tournament for the ninth straight year with a 4-1 win over Rocky Mountain in a 5A play-in game Saturday in Fruitland, Idaho. …

May 9

May 8

Area roundup: Lake City knocks out Coeur d’Alene in baseball

SR Story | Two days after their would-be, state-clinching victory was stripped because of a pitching-rule violation, the Coeur d’Alene baseball team experienced another heartbreaker Thursday with a 10-5 5A Region I loss to visiting Lake City. Needing just three outs to advance, the Vikings allowed six runs …

May 6

Coeur d’Alene tops Lewiston for 5A Region I baseball title

SR Story | Colin Richards fired a complete-game one-hitter with seven strikeouts to lead the Coeur d’Alene Vikings to a 4-2 victory over the Lewiston Bengals in the 5A Region I baseball championship on Tuesday at Lewiston. The Vikings qualified for the state tournament. Lewiston will play Post …

April 24

GSL baseball: Mt. Spokane rolls past Rogers

SR Story | While it may have not been a statement game, Mt. Spokane took on a Rogers team threatening to make a run in the Greater Spokane League and trounced the visiting Pirates 17-2 Thursday in 4 1/2 innings. Mt. Spokane’s Tyler Bailey led the offense, finishing …