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LEGION BASEBALL: Taylor tosses no-hitter for Northern Lakes

| August 8, 2020 1:10 AM

RATHDRUM — Jaret Taylor struck out six over five innings for Northern Lakes, tossing a no-hitter in the Mountaineers 8-0 win over Washington FCA-16 of Columbia Basin in the Rocky Mountain Smash Tournament on Friday at Gorton Field.

“Jaret threw really well today,” Northern Lake coach Bryce Johnson said. “He threw a ton of strikes and once he got comfortable, he did a great job. He’s really bought in and put in a ton of work this year and has been really, really good. A no-hitter was great, but we played great defense tonight. He had all of his pitches working tonight and put together a great outing.”

Tristan Clift had two RBIs for Northern Lakes, which took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning. Northern Lakes opened the scoring on a wild pitch and passed ball, then picked up its first RBI of the game on a single by Alex Drake to score Trevor Vandever. Jack McDonald and Louis Powell had two runs scored each for Northern Lakes.

Northern Lakes (24-10) faces the Washington Rush of Lake Stevens tonight at 6 p.m.

“It’s great to see some other competition,” Johnson said. “That level of baseball in Washington is pretty good. There’s just a lot of talent in Western Washington, and it’s great to see that upper level of talent. These teams are going to force you to play clean, good baseball.”

The championship game is scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m.

FCA 000 00 — 0 0 0

Northern Lakes 032 3x — 8 8 1

Joby Johnson, Michael Kimborowicz (3), Nathan Fukuda (4) and Isaiah Hamlin; Jaret Taylor and Colton Aragon. W — Taylor. L — Johnson.

HITS: FCA — none. NL — McDonald 2, Powell, Aragon, Clift, Tr. Vandever, Drake, Ta. Vandever. 2B — McDonald.