Lums, Cards drop tourney openers
LEWISTON - Coeur d'Alene's Kaleb DeHaas hit a two-run home run, estimated at 400 feet, over the center field fence in the Lumbermen's 12-3 loss to the SBA Buzz from Seattle in their opening game of the Palouse Summer Series at Harris Field.
"They were a pretty good team," Coeur d'Alene coach Lloyd Duman said. "We'll be playing Seattle area teams all weekend. This will be a learning experience for us."
Chad Nyquist added an RBI triple for Coeur d'Alene (9-5), which faces Lux Baseball at 2 p.m. and the Seattle Stars at 5 today, both at Colfax High.
Coeur d'Alene 021 00 - 3 5 1
SBA Buzz 633 0x - 12 10 3
Game called in 5th inning due to tournament 8-run rule.
Taylor Combo, Alex Krapas (2), Alex Gunnerson (4) and Joe Roletto; Michael Patenaude and Austin Campbell. W - Potter. L - Combo.
HITS: Cd'A - Kiefer, Priano, Cade, Nyquist, DeHaas. SBA - Smith 4, Baumgartner, Patenaude 2, Hagel, Campbell, Sherwin. 2B - Priano, Baumgartner, Potter. 3B - Nyquist. HR - DeHaas, Patenaude.
Boise Gems 9
MISSOULA, Mont. - The Boise Gems defeated the Prairie Cardinals 9-6 in the opening game of the Scott Klaudt "AA" Memorial tournament on Thursday at Lindborg-Cregg Field.
Further details were not reported.
Prairie will face Lewiston at 9 a.m. PDT and the Spokane Bandits at noon.