LEGION BASEBALL: Robinett, Wysong lead Northern Lakes in district opener
LEWISTON — Caden Robinett drove in five runs and Payden Wysong pitched a one-hit shutout as the top-seeded Northern Lakes Mountaineers beat No. 4 Orofino 14-0 in the first round of the Idaho class A Area A (district) tournament Thursday on a hot day at Lewis-Clark State College’s Harris Field.
Robinett hit two-run singles in the third and fourth innings for Northern Lakes (17-13), which plays the No. 3 seed Lewis-Clark Cubs today at 4 p.m. in the second round.
“Caden has swung it really well,” Northern Lakes coach Bryce Johnson said. “And a lot of it was with two strikes. He was big-time for us.”
Scott Pote went 3 for 3 and drove in two runs for the Mountaineers. Wysong had two hits, two RBIs and scored four runs, and Jacob Hessing hit a two-run double in the second.
Wysong struck out three, walked four. Orofino’s lone hit was a one-out single in the third.
“Our approaches at the plate were really good,” Johnson said. “We talked about being aggressive and getting off to a fast start (because of the heat). Payden pitched really well, and we made good plays behind him. But we swung it really well — probably the best we’ve swung it all year.”
Orofino 000 00 — 0 1 1
N. Lakes 156 2x — 14 13 0
Schlioper, Bradbury (3), Guinard (4) and Guinard; Payden Wysong and Sam Pemberton.
HITS: Oro — Wicks. NL — Wysong 2, Wells, Pote 3, Robinett 2, Hessing, Horn, Kitchin 2, Sheppard. 2B — horn, Wysong, Hessing.
CLASS A AREA A TOURNAMENT
At Harris Field, Lewiston
Lewis-Clark Cubs 14, St. Maries 2
Orofino 8, Camas Prairie 7
Lewis-Clark Cubs 5, North Idaho Lakers 3
Northern Lakes 14, Orofino 0
Game 5 — No. 5 Camas Prairie vs. No. 2 North Idaho Lakers, 10 a.m. (loser out)
Game 6 — No. 6 St. Maries vs. No. 4 Orofino, 1 p.m. (loser out)
Game 7 — No. 3 Lewis-Clark Cubs vs. No. 1 Northern Lakes, 4 p.m.
Game 8 — Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 7 p.m. (loser out)
Game 9 — Loser Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8, 1 p.m. (loser out)
Game 10 — Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 9, 4 p.m. (championship game)
Game 11 — Winner Game 10 vs. Loser Game 10, 1 p.m. (if necessary)
Washington “AA” districts
The Coeur d’Alene Lumbermen 17U team defeated Cheney 7-3 and blanked Mt. Spokane 16-0, in pool play games at Thorco Field in Coeur d’Alene.
Against Cheney, Cooper Smith went 3 for 3 with an RBI and three runs scored for Coeur d’Alene (39-5-1). Bryce Hall was 2 for 4 and scored two runs, and Kyle Seman struck out five, walked three and allowed two hits in three shutout innings.
Against Mt. Spokane, CJ Elliott struck out seven and walked two in 3.2 hitless innings for the Lums, and also went 2 for 4 and scored twice.
Travis Usdrowski went 2 for 3 and drove in three runs for Coeur d’Alene, Jared Taylor also knocked in three runs, and Calvin Coppess and Isaac Ziegler each had two hits.
The Coeur d’Alene 17Us are scheduled to host Gonzaga Prep tonight at 6 at Thorco Field as bracket play begins.
At Mead High, the Coeur d’Alene Lumbermen 16U team beat Central Valley 14-5 and lost to Mead 18-10 in pool play.
Against Central Valley, Jack Pierce went 3 for 4 with two doubles, two RBIs and three runs scored, and his RBI single in the top of the fifth broke a 4-all tie and gave Coeur d’Alene (31-12-1) the lead to stay.
Jace Sanderson went 3 for 5 for the Lums, Tanner Franklin 2 for 5 with two RBIs, Mark Holecek 2 for 4 with two RBIs and three runs scored, Clifford Eddington 2 for 4 with two RBIs and Charlie Dixon 2 for 4 with two runs scored for Coeur d’Alene.
Against Mead, Franklin was 3 for 4 with two runs scored, Pierce was 2 for 5 and Sean Jiminez drove in two runs and scored twice.
The Coeur d’Alene 16Us are scheduled to play at Chewelah today at 5:30.
The other two first-round games today in the eight-team bracket are Colville at Mead, and Cheney at Shadle Park.