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PREP ROUNDUP: Vikings battle back for split in baseball

| April 21, 2021 1:15 AM

BASEBALL

COEUR d’ALENE — For everything that went wrong in the opener, it was what went right for the Coeur d’Alene Vikings in the nightcap that has coach Erik Karns optimistic about the team as it heads toward the final part of the season.

Liam Paddack had three RBIs, Cooper Erickson and Ryan Schneider two RBIs each in the second game for the Vikings, who beat the Bengals 12-2 to earn an Inland Empire League split at Ted Page Field on Tuesday.

Lewiston scored five runs in the top of the seventh to beat Coeur d’Alene 10-3 in the opener.

“For us, it’s been an inconsistent season,” Karns said. “We’ve been inconsistent offensively and defensively, but we did a lot of things right in the second game.”

Alex Karns struck out seven in five innings in the second game for Coeur d’Alene (9-7, 8-7 IEL).

Lewiston scored the final nine runs of the first game.

“Troy (Shepard) pitched a heckuva game and we had a lot of chances to score runs,” Karns said. “But how we played in the second game is where we want to be as a team.”

Coeur d’Alene visits Lake City for a doubleheader on Saturday starting at noon.

Lewiston is 8-7, 8-3.

FIRST GAME

Lewiston 100 040 5 — 10 14 3

Coeur d’Alene 000 300 0 — 3 5 1

Killian Fox, Cruz Hepburn (5) and Austin Kolb; Troy Shepard, John Gwaltney (5), Owen Benson (7) and Wade Mallory. W — Hepburn. L — Gwaltney.

HITS: Lew — Fox, Hepburn 4, Ricard 2, Kolb 2, Edminson, Shoults, Massey 2, Lombard. Cd’A — Al. Karns 2, Paddack, Schneider, Elstad. 2B — Fox, Hepburn 2, Massey, Edminson. 3B — Al. Karns.

SECOND GAME

Lewiston 100 001 — 2 4 1

Coeur d’Alene 214 032 — 12 11 2

Game called with two outs in 6th inning due to 10-run rule.

Elliott Taylor, Zach Lombard (3), Kayden Carpenter (6) and Austin Kolb; Alex Karns, Liam Paddack (6) and Wade Mallory. W — Karns. L — Taylor.

HITS: Lew — Fox, Hepburn 2, Ricard. Cd’A — Bridge 2, Al. Karns 3, An. Karns, Paddack 3, Schneider, Erickson. 2B — Al. Karns, Paddack, Erickson. HR — Fox, Ricard.

Moscow 3

Lake City 2

MOSCOW — The Timberwolves advanced a runner to third base with one out, but were unable to push the tying run in a loss to the Bears in Inland Empire League play at the Community Playfields.

Austin Taylor scored on an error for Lake City in the sixth inning to cut the deficit to 3-2. In the seventh, Zach Garza was hit by a pitch and stole second, then advanced to third on a groundout. Moscow pitcher Barrett Abendroth retired the final two hitters.

Lake City pitcher Camdyn Martindale struck out six in six innings.

Lake City (3-10, 3-10 IEL) hosts Coeur d’Alene on Saturday starting at noon.

Moscow is 6-5, 6-5.

Lake City 000 011 0 — 2 4 3

Moscow 011 010 x — 3 5 3

Camdyn Martindale and Ethan Taylor; Barrett Abendroth and Jack Bales. W — Abendroth. L — Martindale.

HITS: LC — Manzardo, E. Taylor, Pettit, LaPonsey. Mos — Kiblen, Redinger, Delusa, Isakson, Stazkow. 2B — none. 3B — none.

Post Falls 18-17

Lakeland 6-9

RATHDRUM — Trojan CD Sharples got the most out of his three swings with his new bat at Gorton Field.

Sharples hit a grand slam in the fifth inning of the first game, then connected on a three-run shot in the second inning and a solo homer in the fourth of the nightcap as the Trojans swept the Hawks.

“He broke his bat in practice last week, so he was waiting on a new bat,” Post Falls coach Mick Zeller said. “I don’t know where he got it, but it was worth every penny.”

Ethan Miller also had nine RBIs in the twinbill for Post Falls (13-4-1, 10-2 IEL), which hosts Moscow in a doubleheader on Saturday starting at noon.

Gunner Vandever hit a three-run home run in the third inning of in the opener for Lakeland (1-15, 0-9), which travels to Sandpoint for a doubleheader on Thursday starting at 2 p.m.

“Overall, I’m proud of the way we played tonight,” Lakeland coach Jason Bradbury said. “My guys are getting better with each other. Tonight, we did well in two out of three phases. Our pitching let us down a bit, but it was really nice to see my team hitting the ball hard and fielding it well up and down the lineup. Kudos to Sharples from Post Falls though. He outdid everyone tonight with his bat and was really impressive.”

FIRST GAME

Post Falls 620 0(10) — 18 10 1

Lakeland 015 00 — 6 6 3

Tyson Rutherford, CD Sharples (4) and Zach Clark; Bryson Fisher, Blaze Day (2), Caleb Jacobson (5) and Gunner Vandever. W — Rutherford. L — Fisher.

HITS: PF — Zeller, Rutherford, Sharples, Cripps 4, Chase, Miller 2. LL — Hocking, Wysong, Vandever, Strietzel, Love. 2B — Love. 3B — Miller. HR — Cripps, Sharples, Strietzel, Vandever.

SECOND GAME

Post Falls 438 11 — 17 8 3

Lakeland 810 00 — 9 8 1

Timmy Bastedo, Tanner Sessions (1), Jerad Taylor (5) and Zach Clark; Garrett Love, Jacob Schnaffner (3), Sam Pemberton (3) and Gunner Vandever. W — Sessions. L — Love.

HITS: PF — Zeller, Sharples 2, Miller 2, Sessions, Winters, Taylor. LL — Hocking 2, Wysong 2, Strietzel, Mason, Pemberton, Day. 2B — Mason, Strietzel, Day. 3B — Miller, Sessions. HR — Sharples.

Bonners Ferry 5-27

Timberlake 2-7

SPIRIT LAKE — The Badgers swept the Intermountain League doubleheader, handing the Tigers their first two losses in league play this season.

Timberlake (4-5, 2-2 IML) hosts Kellogg in a doubleheader on Friday starting at 3 p.m.

FIRST GAME

Bonners Ferry 010 400 0 — 5 8 1

Timberlake 100 010 0 — 2 4 5

Elijah Dahl and Bo Bateman; Caden Robinett, Alex Drake (4) and Caleb Knight. W — Dahl. L — Robinett.

HITS: BF — B. Bateman 2, Rice 2, T. Bateman, Schultz, Hammons, Eby. TL — Knight 2, Horn, Lenz. 2B — Rice, T. Bateman.

SECOND GAME

Bonners Ferry 668 34 — 27 32 1

Timberlake 022 03 — 7 3 2

Teigan Banning, Blake Rice (3) and Bo Bateman; Jacob Hessing, Kenny Wells (2), Andrew Horn (4) and Caleb Knight. W — Banning. L — Hessing.

HITS: BF — B. Bateman, Banning 3, Rice 5, Newell 6, T. Bateman 4, Schultz 4, Dahl 2, Peterson, Hammons 4, Eby 2. TL — Borges 2, Logue. 2B — Newell 2, Schultz, Borges 2. 3B — Bateman.

TENNIS

Lewiston 8

Coeur d’Alene 4

LEWISTON — The Vikings swept the host Bengals in straight sets at Lewiston High.

Coeur d’Alene faces Lake City on Thursday, with boys matches at Lake City High and girls matches at Coeur d’Alene High.

BOYS SINGLES — No. 1, Austin Gomez, Lew, d. Turner Cox, 6-1, 6-2. No. 2, Dylan Gomez, Lew, d. Gabriel Danzer, 6-0, 6-0. No. 3, Christian Bren, Lew, d. Charlie Pinto, 6-3, 6-3.

GIRLS SINGLES — No. 1, Rylei Carper, Lew, d. Audrey Judson, 6-4, 7-5. No. 2, Allison Olson, Lew, d. Amy Corette, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2. No. 3, Taylor Torgerson, Cd’A, d. Rachel Sheppard, 6-0, 6-1.

BOYS SINGLES — No. 1 Aidan Brogan/Brennen Barrick, Lew, d. Kobie DeLeonard/Nez Ogle, 7-5, 7-5. No. 2, Austin Lawrence/Brennen Barrick, Lew, d. Theodore Shultz/CJ Giao, 6-3, 6-0.

GIRLS DOUBLES — No. 1 Sarah Wilkey/Maggie Bloom, Cd’A, d. Ryann Finch/name unavailable, 6-2, 7-6 (8). No. 2, Ella Wilson/Addy Curtis, Cd’A, d. Cathryn Ho/Gretchen Pals, 6-0, 6-3.

MIXED DOUBLES — No. 1, Henry Parkey/Shelby Hobbs, Lew, d. Alexander Nipp/Kalli DeLeonard, 6-3, 6-0. No. 2, Jake Whiting/Shelby Gray, Cd’A, d. Lexi Ahlers/Daniel Brereton, 7-6 (5), 6-4.

Moscow 7

Lake City 5

COEUR d’ALENE — The Timberwolves swept in boys singles against the Bears at Lake City High.

Madi Nesbit (No. 1 girls singles) and David Nesbit (No. 1 boys singles) also won for Lake City.

“There were some really close matches that could have gone either way,” Lake City coach Bob Brunn said. “Madi has been playing really well and David battled back from a 4-2 deficit, so that was nice to see. We still have some things to work on, but have plenty of matches coming up to build on this.”

Lake City faces Coeur d’Alene on Thursday, with boys matches at Lake City and the girls matches to be played at Coeur d’Alene starting at 2 p.m.

BOYS SINGLES — No. 1 David Nesbit, LC, d. Lynnshawn Young, 8-6. No. 2, Chris Peterson, LC, d. Brayden Pickard, 8-5. No. 3, Micah Wolberecht, Mos, d. Ethan Stowell, by default.

BOYS DOUBLES — No. 1, Rylan Hoit/Dallas Dixon, LC, d. Clayton Hemming/Kale Larson, 8-2. No. 2, Zach Castenada/Quade Castenada, LC, d. Ellis Jackel/Lucas Ting, 8-4.

GIRLS SINGLES — No. 1, Madi Nesbit, LC, d. Natalie Rice, 8-0. No. 2, Jayden Pope, Mos, Francie Koskio, 8-4. No. 3, Autumn Tafoya, Mos, d. Holly Burt, 8-6.

GIRLS DOUBLES — No. 1, Serena Strawn/Annesha Shrestha, Mos, d. Rylie O’Brien/Jaden Waters, 8-4. No. 2, Megan Haynes/Audrey Pollard, Mos, d. Lucy Mendez/Kenzie Lommason, 8-5.

MIXED DOUBLES — No. 1 Ellen Heyns/Mark Sprowell, Mos, d. Brendan Bustos/Gracie Grubar, 8-4. No. 2, Sammie Unger/Bryce Hansen, Mos, d. Matthew Nesbit/Cassiana Azzolini, 8-3.

LATE MONDAY

Coeur d’Alene 9

Lakeland 3

COEUR d'ALENE — The host Vikings swept in girls doubles and boys doubles to beat the Hawks at Coeur d'Alene High.

BOYS SINGLES — No. 1, Marwan Warnick, Lakeland, d. Turner Cox, 6-4, 6-4. No. 2, Bo Wilding, Lakeland, d. CJ Giao, 6-3, 6-0. No. 3, Charlie Pinto, Cd’A, d. Jared Sherman, 6-4, 6-3.

GIRLS SINGLES — No. 1, Malika Warnick, Lakeland, d. Audrey Judson, 6-1 , 6-3. No. 2, Amy Corette, Cd’A, d. Elle Brown, 6-2, 6-0. No. 3, Taylor Torgerson, Cd’A, d. Malia Batman, 6-4, 6-4.

BOYS DOUBLES — No. 1, Kobie DeLeonard/Chris Swider, Cd’A, d. Brady Hanna/Brady Manko, 6-3, 6-3. No. 2, Nez Ogle/Theodore Shultz, Cd’A, d. Cole Andres/Ben Ryan, 6-2, 6-4.

MIXED DOUBLES — No. 1, Alexander Nipp/Kalli DeLeonard, Cd’A, d. Quinn McGovern/Rachel Moen, 6-1, 6-3. No. 2, Jake Whiting/Shelby Gray, Cd’A, d. Cameron Paquette/Faith Brodwater, no score reported.

GIRLS DOUBLES — No. 1, Sarah Wilkey/Maggie Bloom, Cd’A, d. Ellie Carlson/Addie Raebel, 6-0, 6-0. No. 2, Addy Curtis/Ella Wilson, Cd’A, d. Madison Lopin-Hersh/Allison Rader, 6-0, 6-4.

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