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STATE BASEBALL TOURNAMENTS: St. Maries bows out in two at 2A tourney

| May 21, 2022 1:10 AM

2A

NAMPA — Trace Wicks scored on a sacrifice fly by Dylan Larson to cap a three-run rally for St. Maries in the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Lumberjacks were later eliminated due to a four-run top of the ninth inning in a 9-6 loss to Challis-Mackay in loser-out game in the state 2A tournament at Nampa Christian High on Friday.

St. Maries finishes 7-13.

Larson went 2 for 4 with three RBIs for St. Maries, which fell behind 3-0 after two innings before rallying in the seventh. Wyatt Holmes struck out eight over six innings for St. Maries.

Rugar Nicholls had two RBIs and two runs scored for Challis-Mackay (11-10), which faces Wendell (16-4) in the consolation championship game today.

Challis-Mackay 210 000 204 — 9 13 0

St. Maries 000 002 301 — 6 8 2

Ruger Nicholls, James Wilson (7), RJ Philps (7), Brayden Ollar (9) and Averie Robles; Wyatt Holmes, Dylan Larson (7), Brock Anderson (9) and Dillon Holder.

HITS: C-M — Philps 2, J. Ollar 2, Nicholls 2, Robles 2, B. Ollar 2, Turner, Mercado 2. SM — Wicks 2, Larson 2, Hunter, Holder, Elliott 2. 2B — Elliott. 3B — J. Ollar, Nicholls.

4A

Sandpoint 7

Bonneville 2

BOISE — When junior Jack Zimmerman gets the bat going for the Sandpoint High, it's guaranteed to be a long day for the opposing team.

As the Bonneville Bees found out, the outfielder went 3-for-3 with two triples and an RBI.

“He was just smoking baseballs,” Sandpoint baseball coach Chase Tigert said. “He’s just a menace on the base path and he just has a swagger about him when he goes up to bat.”

The Bulldogs defeated the Bees in a state 4A loser-out game at Bishop Kelly High.

“I’m so proud of those kids, that is what Sandpoint baseball is all about,” Tigert said. “Today was really a team effort and everyone on this team is family. That’s why we were able to switch things up at the end of the season. These kids are really close.”

Sandpoint failed to get a knock on Thursday in its first round matchup against Bishop Kelly, against Bonneville; the Bulldogs rebounded and got 10 hits.

“It came back to basics and process,” Tigert said. “You can’t focus on the product; you have to focus on the process. We had to focus on the things that we could control, that being energy and competitiveness.”

Austin Dillon pitched his third complete game in a row for Sandpoint. Up until the seventh inning, the junior had only allowed two hits. He finished the game allowing two runs on six hits, striking out three.

“He’s just a textbook pitcher,” Tigert said. “I had a conversation with him after the game and told him that he just did everything I expect a pitcher to do. He’s not a thrower; he's a pitcher, and that’s the biggest compliment I can possibly give him.”

Sandpoint (12-12) faces Pocatello (18-8) in the consolation championship today.

Sandpoint 201 202 0 — 7 10 0

Bonneville 000 011 0 — 2 6 0

Austin Dillon and Auggie Lehman. David Luce, Carter Cheney (4), and Craeton Cheney.

HITS: Spt — D. Lehman, MacDonald, Zimmerman 3, A. Lehman, Butler, Mellander, Dillon, Sherrill. Bonn — Dahlberg, Perez, Robison, Martinson, Martin 2. 2B — Butler, Mellander, Robison. 3B — Zimmerman 2.

3A

Snake River 2

Bonners Ferry 1, 8 inn.

NAMPA — Talon Cherry scored the winning run on an error with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning to send the Panthers past the Badgers in a state 3A loser-out game at Northwest Nazarene University.

Bonners Ferry, which entered the tournament as the eighth seed, finished 13-13.

Blake Rice gave the Badgers a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning with an RBI single to score Bo Bateman. Trey Bateman struck out seven and allowed five hits in the game.

Snake River (17-9), seeded fifth, faces second seed Kimberly (21-5) in the consolation championship game today.

Bonners Ferry 000 010 00 — 1 9 1

Snake River 000 000 11 — 2 5 2

One out when winning run scored.

Trey Bateman and Teigan Banning; Ryker Watt, Koye Calzada (5), Easton Gardner (8) and Cayson Fisher.

HITS: BF — B. Bateman 2, T. Bateman 2, Rice, Banning 2, Schulte, Naylor. SR — Fisher, Goodwin, Gardner, Keller, Secrist. 2B — B. Bateman, Goodwin, Secrist. 3B — Schulte, Keller.

STATE HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL TOURNAMENTS

Times PDT

5A

At College of Idaho, Caldwell

Thursday’s Games

Mountain View 1, Idaho Falls 0

Owyhee 6, Lewiston 4

Rocky Mountain 7, Borah 0

Timberline 3, Highland 0

Friday’s Games

Lewiston 10, Idaho Falls 2 (loser out)

Borah 5, Highland 0 (loser out)

Owyhee 2, Mountain View 1 (semifinal)

Rocky Mountain 12, Timberline 8 (semifinal)

Saturday’s Games

Consolation championship

No. 4 Lewiston (22-6) vs. No. 7 Borah (17-12), 9 a.m.

Third-place game

No. 1 Mountain View (22-4) vs. No. 3 Timberline (21-5), noon

Championship game

No. 5 Owyhee (19-9) vs. No. 2 Rocky Mountain (22-6), 4 p.m.

4A

At Bishop Kelly High, Boise

Thursday’s Games

Middleton 14, Jerome 1

Twin Falls 7, Pocatello 1

Columbia 9, Bonneville 6

Bishop Kelly 10, Sandpoint 0

Friday’s Games

Pocatello 5, Jerome 0 (loser out)

Sandpoint 7, Bonneville 2 (loser out)

Twin Falls 2, Middleton 1 (semifinal)

Bishop Kelly 4, Columbia 4 (semifinal)

Saturday’s Games

Consolation championship

No. 4 Pocatello (18-8) vs. No. 7 Sandpoint (12-12), 9 a.m.

Third-place game

No. 1 Middleton (25-4) vs. No. 3 Columbia (20-8), noon

Championship game

No. 5 Twin Falls (18-10) vs. No. 2 Bishop Kelly (24-4), 3 p.m.

3A

At Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa

Thursday’s Games

Marsh Valley 13, Bonners Ferry 0

Sugar-Salem 6, Snake River 5

Fruitland 8, Weiser 3

Weiser 12, Homedale 11

Friday’s Games

Snake River 2, Bonners Ferry 1, 8 innings (loser out)

Kimberly 10, Homedale 0, 5 innings (loser out)

Marsh Valley 10, Sugar-Salem 0 (semifinal)

Fruitland 20, Weiser 6 (semifinal)

Saturday’s Games

Consolation championship

No. 5 Snake River (17-9) vs. No. 2 Kimberly (21-4), 9 a.m.

Third-place game

No. 4 Sugar-Salem (18-10) vs. No. 3 Weiser (21-5), noon

Championship game

No. 1 Marsh Valley (21-3) vs. No. 7 Fruitland (16-10), 3 p.m.

2A

At Nampa Christian High, Nampa

Thursday’s Games

Melba 9, Orofino 0

Firth 6, Wendell 5, 8 innings

Malad 3, St. Maries 2

Nampa Christian 7, Challis-Mackay 0

Friday’s Games

Wendell 5, Orofino 0 (loser out)

Challis-Mackay 9, St. Maries 6, 9 innings (loser out)

Firth 4, Melba 2 (semifinal)

Nampa Christian 9, Malad 3 (semifinal)

Saturday’s Games

Consolation championship

Wendell (16-4) vs. St. Maries (7-13), 8:30 a.m.

Third-place game

Melba (16-9) vs. Malad (13-7), 11 a.m.

Championship game

Firth (20-5) vs. Nampa Christian (27-2), 1:30 p.m.

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