Alex Allard smacked an opposite-field grand slam in the top of the fifth inning to break a 3-all tie and send the unbeaten Mt. Spokane Wildcats (7-0) to a 9-4 victory over the Mead Panthers (4-1) in Greater Spokane League baseball action Wednesday at Mead.
Jake Schrader went 3 for 4 with two runs batted in and finished a double short of the cycle to pace the Panthers. Nate Blackham’s catch in center field robbed Schrader of another hit.
Mead outhit Mt. Spokane 9-6, but the Panthers had four errors.
Allard closed out the game on the mound for the Wildcats. He allowed one run in two innings.
Mt. Spokane remained one-half game in front of second-place Central Valley in the standings.
Elsewhere in GSL play, David Borgman went 3 for 4 with a home run and two doubles, drove in four runs and scored three times to power the Central Valley Bears (6-0) to a 13-1 six-inning victory over the Gonzaga Prep Bullpups (0-5) at G-Prep. Scott Simon struck out nine and allowed one run in five innings to notch the win. Simon also stroked a pair of doubles for the Bears, who scored six times in the first inning and never looked back. The Bullpups managed just four hits.
Dean Neilson allowed only a first-inning run and two hits over five innings to help guide the Lewis and Clark Tigers (4-3) to an 11-1 victory over the visiting North Central Indians (2-5) at Hart Field. Neilson fanned six in earning his second win of the season. Josh Martin took care of things at the plate for the Tigers with a 4-for-4 effort that included two doubles, two RBIs and three runs scored. Teammates Sage Poland and Donnie Santos both had two hits in four at-bats. Poland drove in three runs.
Aaron Awbery tossed a complete-game four-hitter to guide the visiting East Valley Knights (2-3) to a 5-2 win over the University Titans (4-3). Awbery, who gave up single runs in the fourth and sixth innings, also scored a pair of runs. Kyle Primm collected three singles in four tries and drove in three runs for the Knights, who scored three times in the top of the seventh inning to pull out the victory.
Ryan Krustangel had a home run and a double – driving in a pair of runs and scoring three times to propel the Ferris Saxons (3-3) to a 9-3 victory over the Shadle Park Highlanders (1-6) at Shadle Park. Blake Bozett drilled a couple of singles and knocked in two runs for the Saxons, while freshman teammate Blake Phebus went 2 for 4 and scored twice. Spencer Ansett picked up the win for Ferris. He allowed three runs in five innings with five strikeouts. Ferris and Shadle both banged out seven hits in the game, but the Highlanders committed six errors to just one for the Saxons.
•Inland Empire League: The Moscow Bears’ game against the Sandpoint Bulldogs in Sandpoint was postponed because of inclement weather. The game will be made up on April 26 at 4 p.m.
An Inland Empire League doubleheader between the Moscow Bears and Sandpoint Bulldogs in Sandpoint was postponed by inclement weather. The games were rescheduled for April 26 at 3 p.m.