LEGION BASEBALL: Fleming shines as Prairie tops Northern Lakes

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  • Prairie Cardinal Tanner McCliment-Call slides safely into third base before Northern Lakes Mountaineer Josh Mason can apply the tag during an American Legion class AA North Idaho League game Tuesday in Rathdrum. (LOREN BENOIT/Press)

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    Prairie Cardinal Ethan Miller makes contact on a pitch for a line drive in a game against the Northern Lakes Mountaineers on Tuesday in Rathdrum. (LOREN BENOIT/Press)

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    LOREN BENOIT/Press Prairie Cardinal Matt Fleming delivers a pitch in a game against the Northern Lakes Mountaineers Tuesday in Rathdrum. Fleming struck out four and drove in two runs for the Cardinals.

  • Prairie Cardinal Tanner McCliment-Call slides safely into third base before Northern Lakes Mountaineer Josh Mason can apply the tag during an American Legion class AA North Idaho League game Tuesday in Rathdrum. (LOREN BENOIT/Press)

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    Prairie Cardinal Ethan Miller makes contact on a pitch for a line drive in a game against the Northern Lakes Mountaineers on Tuesday in Rathdrum. (LOREN BENOIT/Press)

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    LOREN BENOIT/Press Prairie Cardinal Matt Fleming delivers a pitch in a game against the Northern Lakes Mountaineers Tuesday in Rathdrum. Fleming struck out four and drove in two runs for the Cardinals.

RATHDRUM — Matt Fleming struck out four and drove in two runs for the Prairie Cardinals in a 15-2 win over the Northern Lakes Mountaineers in class AA North Idaho League play on Tuesday at Gorton Field.

Brock Zeller, Tanner McCliment-Call and Fleming scored two runs each for Prairie (10-19-1, 4-6 NIL), which concludes the regular season with a doubleheader against Coeur d’Alene next Tuesday at Thorco Field in Coeur d’Alene starting at 5 p.m.

Northern Lakes (0-10 NIL) travels to Lewis-Clark for a doubleheader tonight at Harris Field in Lewiston, starting at 5.

Prairie 602 034 — 15 6 2

N. Lakes 010 010 — 2 3 1

Game called after 6 innings due to 10-run rule.

Matt Fleming and Zach Clark; Thomas Kuehn, Isaiah Graham (3), Sean Tierney (4) and Trevor Vandever. W — Fleming. L — Kuehn.

HITS: Pra — B. Zeller, S. Zeller, McCliment-Call, Fleming, Chase, Clark. NL — Kuehn, Graham 2. 2B — Graham.

Coeur d’Alene 13

Mt. Spokane 12 (8 inn.)

COEUR d’ALENE — Alex Karns singled to score David Kraak with the winning run with two out in the eighth inning, leading the Coeur d’Alene Lumbermen past the Mt. Spokane Wild at Thorco Field.

Coeur d’Alene led 9-2 after three innings, scoring six runs in the bottom of the third inning to stretch the lead.

Mt. Spokane answered with an eight-run fourth to take a 10-9 lead.

Coeur d’Alene regained the lead at 11-10 in the fourth as Dylan Brum scored on a wild pitch.

Karns and Brandon Gay had two RBIs each for Coeur d’Alene (25-11-1), which competes in the Boise Summer Classic starting on Thursday. The Lums will face the Boise Capitals at Capital High at 8 a.m., then face the Columbia Reach of Kennewick, Wash., at Mountain View High in Meridian at 4:15 p.m.

Mt. Spokane 200 802 00 — 12 8 4

Coeur d’Alene 306 300 01 — 13 11 2

2 out when winning run scored.

Mt. Spokane battery unavailable; Jake Brown, Dylan Brum (3), Landen Thompson (3), Riley Smith (3), Peyton Childers (6) and Landen Thompson, Jackson Scherr (4). W — Childers. L — unknown.

HITS: MS — unknown. Cd’A — Brum, Karns 2, Brown, Thompson 2, Coppess, Bailey, Gay, Manzardo, Smith.

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