Shadle Park’s Ben Shoemaker was thrown out at home plate with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning Wednesday and University beat the Highlanders 2-1 in the rubber match of a District 8 3A playoff series at Avista Stadium.
Both teams failed to score through six innings, until Colin Deyarmin’s RBI single gave the Titans a 1-0 lead.
Trevor Mitchem added a sacrifice fly to put University ahead 2-0.
Shadle loaded the bases in the bottom of the inning. A ground ball to third base scored one, but Shoemaker was thrown out trying to score from second.
The Titans will play a doubleheader at Mt. Spokane today.
• Game 2 of the District 8 4A series between Central Valley and Ferris will be played today at 4 p.m. at Avista Stadium. A story in Wednesday’s sports section incorrectly stated the game would be played on Wednesday.
East Valley 2, West Valley 0: Gage Burlan allowed just three hits in a complete-game shutout as the Knights secured a spot in the regional playoffs with a win over the visiting Eagles in District 7 2A action. The Knights will host Cheney on Saturday to determine seeding to regionals.
Cheney 4, Clarkston 2: Dakota Torkelson pitched all seven innings – allowing two runs on three hits – as the Blackhawks edged the host Bantams.
Clarkston will host West Valley on Saturday for the third seed to regionals.
Chewelah 6, Colville 1: Cody Sweat dominated on the mound and Calvin Connell had four hits – including a two-run single in the fourth – as the Cougars beat the host Indians in a District 7 1A playoff game.
Chewelah will play again on Saturday to determine seeding to the bi-district playoffs. Colville will play in a loser-out game on Saturday.
• Newport’s game against Freeman at Nine Mile Falls was postponed by rain. The game was rescheduled for today. The winner of that game will play Lakeside later in the day.
Gonzaga left the bases loaded in the ninth and No. 10 Oregon (32-13) completed a three-game sweep with an 8-7 nonconference win at Patterson Complex in Spokane.
Royce Bolinger had three hits and scored three runs for GU (27-16).
CC Spokane 6-5, Big Bend 0-4: The Sasquatch (16-22, 8-14) swept an NWAACC doubleheader from the Vikings (21-13, 10-12) in Moses Lake.
CCS’ D.J. Smith dominated on the mound in the opener. Smith pitched a complete-game shutout. He struck out 11 and walked two.
In the nightcap, CCS scored a run in the top of the eleventh and held on for the win. Alex Wolf (Deer Park HS) had three hits for the Sasquatch.
Idaho shot a final-round 302 and finished fourth at the Western Athletic Conference Championship at Rio Secco Golf Club in Henderson, Nev.
Idaho’s Sean McMullen shot a 4-over 76 in the final round and finished third at even par.
Lewis and Clark 4, Mead 3 (2OT): Tony Buckley-Jones’ goal in the 88th minute gave the Tigers a win over the top-seeded Panthers at Albi Stadium. Lewis and Clark will play Central Valley on Tuesday at Albi Stadium to determine the top two seeds to the regional tournament.
Central Valley 2, Ferris 0: Lucas Schniedmiller had a goal and an assist to lead the Bears past the Saxons at Albi. Ferris will play Mead on Tuesday at Joe Albi Stadium for the third and final seed to regionals.
Mt. Spokane 1, University 0: The Wildcats’ Robert Powles made nine saves, shutting down each of the Titans’ scoring chances in a District 8 3A win at Albi Stadium. Both teams advance to the regional tournament.
Lakeside 4, Colville 2: Eli Williams scored two second-half goals to lead the Eagles past the Indians in District 7 1A action in Nine Mile Falls.
Lakeside advances to the tri-district tournament as the top seed, while Colville is the second seed.
Defensive back Charles Ealy joined the Spokane Shock and will travel to Utah with the team for Friday’s game.
Washington State junior Liudmila Vasilieva was selected to compete in the NCAA Women’s Tennis Championship singles field May 23-28 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.
Eastern Washington’s Keisa Monterola was named the Big Sky Conference Athlete of the Week after her record-breaking performance in the pole vault on Friday.
• Gonzaga women’s tennis players Kristina Zauere and Katie Edwards and men’s players Alvaro Nazal, Scott Sullivan and Zhia Hwa Chong earned All-West Coast Conference honorable mention honors.